Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is the recipe from Food Network, Paula Deen's show. My mother made it and it is great. Even the kids liked it.
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained
- 6 tablespoons pineapple juice, reserved from the pineapple chunks
- 1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a medium-size casserole dish with butter.
- In a large bowl, stir together the sugar and flour.
- Gradually stir in the cheese.
- Add the drained pineapple chunks, and stir until ingredients are well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
- In another medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and pineapple juice, stirring with a rubber spatula until evenly blended.
- Spread crumb mixture on top of pineapple mixture.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
I am not allowed to show up for Thanksgiving dinner without this! Seriously. I have made several versions but adding the pineapple juice to the topping makes a big difference - this is the perfect one!
The best unique use for pineapple and cheese. The cheese does not melt like you would think and I believe it is due to the citric acid from the pineapple so the cheese almost has a crunch to it. I love this recipe. Have made it many times and will be doing so in the future! Thanks for sharing this one.
Giving this a 4-star, and here's why. The first few bites are definitely a 5. It's sweet and buttery and juicy, but that combination becomes cloying after the next few bites. You can't eat much of this without going into a sugar coma, but overall, it is very tasty.