We have always made this recipe in my family, but we mix the sugar, flour and cheese into the pineapple then put the crackers and butter on top. I think it gives it a more blended flavor. Regardless, this is a wonderful dish for any occasion.
Just made this for our Bible study pot luck Christmas Dinner. Had problems with my oven and was a little skeptical about the cheddar cheese and pineapple combination. Well, everyone loved it, and asked me for the recipe!! I did change it a bit; this is what I did:
1) Added a bit more of the Ritz cracker crumbles (2) Layered only 1 can of the pineapple on the bottom of the casserole (3) Then combined the other can with the cheese, flour and sugar (4) Added about 1/3 of the crackers to the cheese/pineapple mixture (5) Then placed remaining crackers on top of casserole.
I make this casserole too, but I use 1 can pineapple chunk, drained with 1 can pineapple crushed drained. I use a roll of the Ritz crackers & I crush them and mix half with the pineapple mixture. I don't add the flour because I put the Ritz crackers in the mix and on top. It seems to thicken it up, just nice. My DH loves this dish.
A bit sweet for me, but the kiddos loved it. I think it would be great with ham or anything savory you would normally serve with pineapple. So easy to make! Thanks for the taste of the South! Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
Yum! We both really liked this one. I took another reviews advice and mixed everything together then topped it with the Ritz. Really fast to put together, tasty, and so different. I passed this one on to my Mom and they enjoyed it too.
Seriously a recipe worth 10 stars!! This recipe ROCKS. I made it for a gathering of friends on saturday to serve with a ham, and it was PERFECT! Everyone loved it and this recipe will be made often! I used splenda in place of the sugar, and no sugar added pineapple..YUM. Thanks for sharing this one DiBs!!
I made this as written for our Easter buffet. It was good and went well with ham but I had alot left over. Some people thought it was dessert. Was good and tasty but don't think I'll make it again. Sorry. I just wanted to add that the leftovers were wonderful cold. I fried some cut up some hotdogs and we mixed them with the casserole - it was reeeeealy good. I'll make this again with a layer of coin sized hotdog pieces as the base.
I tried a similar recipe to this years ago, but it turned out not so good and so I gave up on it. However, I decided to give it another shot this year and read over many of the same titled recipes, all were slightly different. I decided to give this one a try and it was perfect! I also mixed all the ingredients together as suggested by a few reviewers, except the crackers before cooking. I doubled the recipe for Christmas dinner and had to cook it a bit longer but in the end it was great!
I made this for church holiday party. Fingers crossed and it was a huge hit. I did combine the pineapple with the cheese/flour/sugar like the other reviewer. It was nicely blended. Reheated nicely too! The reviews from my sunday school class were so favorable that I will bring it to the in-law's house for Christmas Dinner! It goes perfect with ham. (bite of ham, bite of casserole....repeat! Delicious!)
We really enjoyed this casserole. DH went out this morning for some ice cream to top his bowl of warmed casserole for after dinner tonight! It was quite sweet so next time I'll add some fresh blueberries for little tartness. I don't have DH's sweet tooth! I love the ease of this recipe and always have those ingredients on hand. It will be handy for unexpected company!