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Pineapple and cheese casserole in a white baking dish on a white surface.
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Pineapple Casserole

A delicious sweet and salty side dish (or dessert) that is a perfect addition to your holiday feast!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 20 ounce can pineapple chunks drained - RESERVE 1/4 CUP OF JUICE FOR TOPPING
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple drained
  • 2 cups buttery cracker crumbs Ritz - about 45 crackers
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice reserved from canned pineapple

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add cheese and gently stir to combine. Add drained pineapple and stir again gently to combine well. Transfer pineapple mixture to prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
  • In a separate large bowl, stir together cracker crumbs, melted butter and pineapple juice.
  • Sprinkle buttery crumb mixture evenly over the top of the pineapple mixture in the baking dish. Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling around edges.
  • Allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes to allow pineapple mixture to thicken before serving. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Ground nutmeg can be substituted for cinnamon, or use a mixture of both.
  • I like to use a mixture of crushed pineapple and pineapple chunks because I like the texture, but you can also use all crushed, chunks or tidbits.