Peggy’s Pineapple Pudding is so Delicious

by Alli

When I took my first bite of Peggy’s Pineapple Pudding, I knew I had to have the recipe. It was on a dessert bar that Peggy and her family hosted to bring awareness to a missions trip that her daughter and husband will be taking part in soon. For me, this Pineapple Pudding was love at first bite.

A Serving of Pineapple Pudding

I’ve known Peggy for quite a while. She is an incredibly sweet woman who attends church with us. Peggy is married to an amazing guy and is a mom to two beautiful girls and grandmother to two handsome boys. And she’s a great cook.

Peggy’s Honey Bun Cake is the best I’ve ever tasted. It’s so moist and delicious. I was over-the-moon happy when she baked a Honey Bun Cake for my family last Sunday. It was so delicious. I had to send the leftovers (not much) home with my daughter or I would have eaten it all.

But, today, it’s all about Peggy’s creamy and scrumptious Pineapple Pudding. This pudding is amazing! It’s kinda like banana pudding but totally different in taste. Because, well, pineapple! And if you’re a pineapple lover like me, you have to try this recipe.

Layered Pineapple Pudding

Peggy’s Pineapple Pudding

Drain the pineapple chunks well, reserving the juice. Combine the pineapple juice with three packs of vanilla instant pudding. Stir until well combined.

Step 1 - Pineapple Pudding

Then add one cup of milk, stirring until thoroughly combined.

Add milk and combine - Pineapple Pudding

Fold in sour cream and whipped topping.

Add sour cream and whipped topping to make Pineapple Pudding

Gently fold in the pineapple chunks.

Gently Stir in Pineapple - Pineapple Pudding

In a 9×13 baking pan, add a single layer of vanilla wafers. Add a layer of pudding.

Pineapple Pudding Recipe

Repeat, then add another layer of vanilla wafers on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Layered Pineapple Pudding

This is a great dessert to serve at your next family gathering or dinner party. Pineapple Pudding could also be served in individual parfait glasses.

Will both boxes of vanilla wafers be used?

When I make pineapple pudding, I make it in a 9×13 baking pan and I use about one and a half boxes of vanilla wafers.

Do I have to use a 9×13 pan?

No. My mom always made banana pudding in a big bowl. You can also make it in a trifle dish. You can even make these in parfait glasses if you’re serving a crowd. It takes a lot longer but it sure is pretty.

What about crushed pineapple instead of pineapple chunks?

Yes, you can certainly use crushed pineapple if you don’t like the bigger chunks. Just be sure to drain it very well and reserve the juice.

Pineapple Pudding

Close Up Photo of Pineapple Pudding

Pineapple Pudding is a layered dessert featuring crispy vanilla wafers and creamy pineapple pudding. This dessert is light, refreshing and is perfect for family gatherings.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cans (20 oz. each) pineapple chunks, well drained, (reserve juice)
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 boxes instant vanilla pudding (3.4 oz. each)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 16 oz. whipped topping
  • 2 boxes vanilla wafers


  1. Drain the pineapple chunks well, reserving the juice.
  2. Mix the juice with the 3 boxes of vanilla pudding. Add milk and stir until well combined. Fold in sour cream and whipped topping until well combined. Gently stir in the pineapple chunks.
  3. In a 9x13 pan, add a layer of vanilla wafers. Top with a layer of pineapple pudding mixture. Repeat layers. Add a layer of wafers on top.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 229Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 19mgSodium 71mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 2g

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robin rue February 25, 2019 - 6:08 am

I have definitely never had anything like this, but I am totally making some. It sounds out of this world delicious.

Karen February 25, 2019 - 7:35 am

Pineapple pudding….I’ve never heard of that! It sounds so delicious! A great treat for Springtime. Peggy is a blessing to share her recipe!

Amber Myers February 25, 2019 - 8:21 am

I need to give this a taste for sure. I love pineapples, so I imagine I’d enjoy this pudding. It looks like an amazing dessert.

Kita Bryant February 25, 2019 - 8:56 am

So not a banana pudding but a pineapple pudding…this is different. I hate bananas but I love pineapple. I will have to try this version out

Pat H February 25, 2019 - 9:32 am

This sounds delicious……do you have the recipe for the honeybun cake?

Alli February 25, 2019 - 5:04 pm

Not yet, but I’m going to get it. I will definitely share it here.

candy February 25, 2019 - 11:10 am

Using the store box pudding makes this really simple and fast to throw together. Be a quick treat to make last minute.

Liz Mays February 25, 2019 - 2:55 pm

Oh this sounds like such a a fun dessert. I think those flavors sound amazing and the pudding itself is pretty with those cookies.

Roch February 25, 2019 - 7:15 pm

This looks so yummy! The best thing is that there’s only a few steps and ingredients needed to make the recipe. I’ll try it next time. 🙂 It’s a great dessert to share with the family.

Tasheena February 25, 2019 - 7:26 pm

This looks so yummy. I’ve never had pineapple pudding before. Looking forward to giving this a try.

Farrah Less February 25, 2019 - 7:58 pm

Oh my this is so mouthwatering i love pineapple. I have to try this pudding i love how its creamy i am so craving for this i want it so badly.

Denay DeGuzman February 25, 2019 - 10:53 pm

This delicious dessert reminds me of one my grandmother used to make decades ago. It was beloved by the whole family. Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe. It’s like a beautiful walk down memory lane.

Ricci February 26, 2019 - 12:45 am

Now this pineapple pudding sounds delicious! I love pineapple everything, I need to try this ASAP!!

Shoshana Sue February 26, 2019 - 5:34 am

I never thought I would ever say this but this pineapple pudding looks so sexy. I want it all for myself. Sounds and looks awesomely amazing

Chubskulit Rose February 26, 2019 - 5:54 am

All of these looks delicious but I would love to try the tiramisu parfait. I am checking the recipe now, thanks for the link.

Catalina February 26, 2019 - 6:05 am

I love pineapple flavor! I would love this pudding for my afternoon snack. Looks amazingly delicious!

Lynndee February 26, 2019 - 8:27 am

I thought it was banana pudding at first. I’ve never had pineapple pudding before. I bet it is as delicious as it looks.

Terri Steffes February 26, 2019 - 9:02 am

My aunt Florence used to make a pudding like this and we loved it. She added maraschino cherries to the bottom layer of vanilla wafers. Yummy!

Marysa February 26, 2019 - 4:24 pm

I love pineapple, and this sounds refreshing and tasty. I haven’t had a dessert like this before, but it would be fun to make, and I’m sure the kids would love it.

Amy H February 26, 2019 - 8:59 pm

Oh, I’ve never had Pineapple pudding. This sounds delicious. Just thinking about it makes me thing of spring and summer! Such happy thoughts.

Kasey February 26, 2019 - 9:01 pm

I love Pudding – and I love Pineapples! I can not wait to try this! I will probably use crushed pineapple instead of chunk, Since I already have that on hand.

Anne June 8, 2019 - 3:46 pm

Is there an actual recipe for this that I am missing? Would love to print for when I’m ready to make it. What size can of pineapple chunks? How much sour cream? Regular container of whipped topping?

Jennifer in GA April 20, 2020 - 2:23 pm

As a child growing up, we always had banana pudding. Though I like it, I have never liked the bananas after they are mushy are turning dark. But this pineapple pudding, believe me when I say, you will never make banana pudding again. This is so yummy. I use Pepperidge Farms Chessman cookies instead of vanilla wafers. This recipe is hands down, a keeper. Tha k you so much for sharing. I will be trying the tiramisu parfaits also😊.

Jennifer in GA April 20, 2020 - 2:25 pm

As a child, we always had banana pudding. Though I like it, I have never liked the bananas after they are mushy and turning dark. But this pineapple pudding, believe me when I say, you will never make banana pudding again. This is so yummy. I use Pepperidge Farms Chessman cookies instead of vanilla wafers. This recipe is hands down, a keeper. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be trying the tiramisu parfaits also😊.

Alli April 20, 2020 - 8:41 pm

Thanks for your sweet comment! I’m with you! The Pineapple pudding is so much better than banana pudding. I’m going to use the Chessman cookies next time – sounds amazing!

Tammy October 26, 2020 - 2:17 am

Delicious treat! I did substitute 3 cups whipping cream & then whipped it to equal the 16 oz container of Cool Whip. It was a hit with a dozen people out of a dozen people!

Sherry Todd November 5, 2020 - 3:50 pm

I have a recipe where I need instant pineapple pudding mix I cannot find one would this recipe (for the pineapple pudding) work as instant pineapple pudding?

Thank You, God Bless

Alli November 5, 2020 - 3:58 pm

I’m not really sure. This pineapple has a chunky texture and instant pudding has a smooth texture.


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