I knew these beans had to be over the top, considering the fact that my DH asked for the recipe from a co-worker, who brought them to a potluck. They are! Take the time to use fresh pineapple, that is what takes them over the top. 5/4/08: I made this recipe using crushed pineapple, in juice (one 20-ounce can and one 8-ounce can). The beans were still good, but I think I prefer the fresh to the canned. It seems a lot of the natural sugars and flavor is lost when it is processed; to me, it changed the taste. Maybe I should have used more pineapple??