Bites of light, airy angel food cake are layered with sweet, fluffy, cherry-pineapple Pink Stuff filling in these Pink Stuff Parfaits! Pink Stuff Parfaits are quick, easy, and make for a light, refreshing summer treat!
What is Pink Stuff, you ask? I didn’t think another person in the world would know what the heck ‘Pink Stuff’ is – I thought that was just a name my family gave it, but it’s actually an official recipe name. I found out recently that people are searching those terms: ‘Pink Stuff recipe.’ Isn’t that funny? Had you heard of Pink Stuff before I posted this Pink Stuff recipe over the holidays??
Anyway, Pink Stuff is a quick and easy, 4-ingredient dessert salad or holiday side dish featuring cherry pie filling and pineapple as key flavors. It’s sweet, light, and fluffy, and makes for a great light dessert or refreshing fruity salad. We make it for every holiday and family get-together. Seriously… every single one. We love it.
I was making it for Easter, and the thought occurred to me that Pink Stuff would make for a really delicious no-bake pie filling. Why not? That Pink Stuff recipe has all the qualities of a great pie filling, but without a crust, and it just needed to be a little sturdier. I added cream cheese, subtracted a bit of whipped topping, piled it into a prepared crust, and it adapted perfectly into this No-Bake Pink Stuff Cheesecake Pie.
Post-Easter, we had A LOT of Pink Stuff leftover. The Pink Stuff recipe makes quite a lot, and although we usually have a pretty good crowd, there’s inevitably a decent amount of leftovers. There’s always so much food, so we often have a lot of leftovers of everything!
I had the idea to make these Pink Stuff Parfaits with leftover Pink Stuff. I baked an angel food cake from a box (or you could pick one up store-bought), cut it into bite-sized pieces, and layered the angel food cake bites with Pink Stuff.
You only need about half the angel food cake (to make 6-8 small parfaits), so freeze the rest, or serve it with this Easy Blueberry Compote Recipe or with some kind of curd – I have lemon curd recipes in these posts: Lemon Cream Pie Cookie Cups or Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake. I have key lime curd in the recipe for these Key Lime Macaroon Thumbprints. Any kind of curd!
These Pink Stuff Parfaits are a great summertime treat because they’re sweet, fruity, light, and refreshing. Nothing heavy or weighty, but still sweet and dessert-like. They’re satisfying as a light dessert in this hot weather! Give these Pink Stuff Parfaits a try, and let me know what you think!
- 1 box angel food cake mix
- 1 - 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, very well-drained
- 1 - 20 oz. can cherry pie filling
- 1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 - 8 oz. container Cool Whip or whipped topping, thawed
- Prepare and bake angel food cake according to package instructions.
- Cool completely, and cut into bite-sized chunks.
- Stir together crushed pineapple, cherry pie filling, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped topping.
- In parfait glasses or jelly jars, layer pieces of angel food cake with heaping tablespoonfuls of Pink Stuff.
- Store parfaits in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.