Pineapple Casserole is one of those dishes that makes it’s appearance at holiday meals and other gatherings. It’s always a favorite and disappears fast!
If you’re like me, I almost forgot about this classic Southern dish. I was reminded of it recently when I ate lunch at a restaurant, one of those “meat and three” kind of places while I was out of town. I couldn’t believe I forgot about how great pineapple casserole is.
The first time I had it, the only thing I knew was that it was called pineapple casserole. I had no idea what was in it. One bite and you get this interesting mesh of flavors that work so wonderfully well together. You savor it. You try to figure out what’s in it and study it. You notice the pineapple, obviously, and then cheese topped with cracker crumbs. Yes, cheese! WHAT?? It may seem to be an odd combination but you’re going to have to trust me on this. You’re going to love this old school casserole if it’s your first time trying it.
One of the great things about this recipe is even if you are a beginner cook, this is just so easy to make. Take it along to your next covered dish supper and watch it disappear. You’ll be gleaming with joy at how much it will be enjoyed by all who are lucky enough to grab a spoonful.
As I was enjoying my lunch, where I was re-introduced to pineapple casserole, I sent myself an email reminder to make it to share with my readers. I do that a lot……send myself email reminders that is. Y’all, I tell you that I go into the kitchen sometimes and forget why on earth I went in there. So…list and reminders have become a necessity for me. HA! It’s a system that works for me so I go with it.
The day after I returned from my trip, I made the pineapple casserole and here’s how I did it……
- 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
- 6 tbs All Purpose Flour
- 6 tbs Pineapple Juice
- 1 20 oz Can of Pineapple Chunks, drained and juice reserved
- 1 20 oz Can of Crushed Pineapple, drained
- 1 c Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Sleeve of Butter Crackers, crushed (recommend Ritz)
- 1 Stick of Butter, melted and divided
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