Pineapple casserole is an old Southern favorite that's hard to resist. From the sweet juicy pineapple to the buttery crushed crackers, this dish is exploding with flavor. It also has an unexpected ingredient: sharp Cheddar cheese! While the combination of pineapple, cheese and crackers may sound strange, the finished product is surprisingly delicious. You can serve it as a side dish with ham or as a dessert. Ready to treat your taste buds? Read on for an easy baked pineapple casserole recipe.

Pineapple casserole

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Things You’ll Need

  • 2 20-ounce cans of pineapple chunks, drained

  • 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 30 to 40 butter crackers (like Ritz)

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Pineapple casserole ingredients

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add the cheese gradually, mixing frequently to coat the cheese with flour.

Combine flour, sugar and cheese

Step 2

Add the drained canned pineapple. Mix well.

Add pineapple

Step 3

In a separate bowl, crush the crackers with your hands or the bottom of a glass. You can make them as chunky or as fine as you'd like.

Crush the crackers

Step 4

Add the melted butter and reserved pineapple juice. Mix well.

Mix crackers with butter and pineapple juice

Step 5

Pour the pineapple mixture into a greased casserole or pie dish.

Add pineapple mixture to dish

Step 6

Spread the crushed crackers on top.

Add crushed crackers

Step 7

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the crackers turn golden brown. Serve warm as a side dish or dessert.

Pineapple casserole


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