Pineapple Fridge Tart

pineapple fridge tart, pineapple, dessert, sweet treats. pudding, tart, summer dessert, south africa, braai, festive season, pine apple, pine pudding, tami magnin, rumtumtiggsHow are your plans for the festive season panning out? We said goodbye to my parents-in-law yesterday who will be climbing on a plane to London to see Anton’s sister tonight. Since our children are the only grandchildren on both sides of the family they are incredibly spoiled and we are incredibly blessed. Not only were we all spoilt with gifts but we were also given money to buy tickets to watch Hans Christian Andersen’s Tin Soldier that is being presented by the Cape Town City Ballet. We are so looking forward to that matinee performance on the 24th of December. What an ideal way to kick off a busy week of braai’ing and spending time with family and friends.

Since we are in the middle of the South African summer I try to stay as far away from the oven as possible and it helps when my hubby spends more time preparing meals on the braai (barbeque). Despite the wind we have here in Blouberg (translation: blue mountain – refering to our perfect view of Table Mountain) which we refer to as Blow-berg, we braai as often as possible and this usually just needs a few salads to be thrown together. Another component of entertaining which is always welcome to the point of necessity is that “something sweet” to end off the meal. In summer this often means fridge tart and this is what I wanted to share with you today.

Pineapple Fridge Tart

200g tennis (or any other plain sweet) biscuits

10g sachet powdered gelatine

45ml water

250ml fresh cream, whipped to stiff peaks

397g full cream, sweetened condensed milk

400g can of crushed pineapple, drained

5ml lemon zest

10ml lemon juice

Line the base of a 20x20cm cake tin with half the biscuits in a single layer and set aside. Place gelatine into a small microwave safe bowl and add the water. Allow to sponge while you whip the cream. Place sponged gelatine in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds at 100% power until melted. Set aside while you add the condensed milk to the whipped cream together with the pineapple, lemon zest and juice. Scoop a bit of this mixture into the gelatine and mix well. Add this back into the bowl with the rest of the mixture and stir very well making sure that the gelatine is well distributed. Pour half this mixture over the biscuits and top with the remaining cookies. Pour the rest of the mixture over these biscuits and allow to set in the fridge overnight. Cover in grated dark chocolate or Flake just before serving.


  1. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    December 18, 2013 at 6:47 am

    What a simply perfect dessert for summer!

    1. rumtumtiggs

      December 18, 2013 at 9:07 am

      It’s light and fresh and so easy to make. Thx for taking the time to comment Tandy xx

  2. Leslie bush

    July 18, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I make something similar except I use 1 pkt jelly (pineapple flavour) dissolved in 125ml boiling water. I beat up a tin of ideal milk till frothy. Fold the jelly in with ideal milk. Add drained tin of pineapple (crushed). Layer dish with tennis biscuits, add mixture, refrigerate and serve with whipped cream

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