Dissolve package with 1/4 cup of water. Mix in 8 oz. softened cream cheese until smooth. Slowly fold in 8 oz whipped topping (Cool Whip or other) with spatula. Add 1/2 to 1 can of well drained, crushed pineapple if desired and mix. Pour in a pie shell. Refrigerate at least two hours. *NOTE: We have added pineapple flavoring to the mix.
To make frosting or filling:
Mix 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 8 oz. of whipped topping(Cool Whip or other) and one package of the dessert mix in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Option:Add 1/2 to 1 cup of well drained, crushed pineapple and mix. Fill filo shells or Angel food dessert shells,cannolis or cream puffs. Use to dip with fruit, sweet crackers, grahams or cookies. Frost cake, muffins, cupcakes. May be frozen.
To Make Cheeseball:
Mix package with 16 oz. softened cream cheese. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of well drained, crushed pineapple and mix. Refrigerate until firm enough to form into a ball. Roll in crushed nuts or whatever you prefer.
Use as a flavoring in cottage cheese, plain or frozen yogurt, shakes and ice cream.