Coconut Pineapple Bars
1/2 cup margarine -- not diet
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 pounds crushed pineapple
1 large egg
1 tablespoon margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 ounces dried coconut
Combine 1/2 cup softened margarine and 1/4 cup sugar in a small
bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set on medium speed until mixture
is light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour to form a soft dough.
Press dough evenly on bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of 9 x 9 x 1-3/4
inch ungreased pan. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes
or until golden brown. Let cool.
Drain pineapple VERY thoroughly. Spread pineapple over crust.
Add rest of sugar to egg; beat until just blended. Add 1 tablespoon
melted margarine, vanilla and coconut. Spread mixture over
pineapple. Bake 20 minutes longer, or until top is golden brown.
Cool, then cut into 1-1/2 inch squares.
Yield: about 3 dozen.