Pineapple casserole is a sweet and savory side dish that is popular in the southern United States. It typically consists of crushed pineapple, sugar, flour, and shredded cheese mixed together, and then topped with a layer of crushed buttery crackers before being baked in the oven until golden brown.
While it might sound like an unusual combination, the sweetness of the pineapple pairs well with the tangy flavor of the cheese and the crunch of the crackers to create a unique and delicious dish that is often served as a side dish during holidays like Easter and Thanksgiving. It can also be served as a dessert or a brunch dish.
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Here’s a recipe for a delicious pineapple casserole:
- 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained pineapple, sugar, and flour. Stir until well mixed.
- Add the shredded cheddar cheese to the pineapple mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.
- In a separate bowl, combine the crushed Ritz crackers and melted butter, stirring until the mixture is well coated.
- Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the top of the pineapple mixture.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cracker topping is golden brown and the casserole is heated through.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy your delicious pineapple casserole!