This tastes similar to Sicilian cheese pies.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter or grease one 2 quart casserole dish.

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  • In a mixing bowl, blend together 4 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice, sugar, flour and butter.

  • Add pineapple and cheese; mix well and pour into casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), sprinkle top with cracker crumbs and bake for 20 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

527.6 calories; 10.1 g protein; 65.6 g carbohydrates; 77.7 mg cholesterol; 380.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2003
I have made this for years to go along with a Sunday barbque. I never have any left for lunch on Mondays. My only problem is this is mothers secret recipe (or so I was told). She has prepared this for years for family gatherings. Tip prepare early in the morning and place covered in fridge then bake for extra 10-15 min ( do not increase cooking tempature ) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Easy but VERY sweet. I would cut the sugar by 1/2 at least. I was more like dessert. Read More
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69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Easy but VERY sweet. I would cut the sugar by 1/2 at least. I was more like dessert. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2003
I have made this for years to go along with a Sunday barbque. I never have any left for lunch on Mondays. My only problem is this is mothers secret recipe (or so I was told). She has prepared this for years for family gatherings. Tip prepare early in the morning and place covered in fridge then bake for extra 10-15 min ( do not increase cooking tempature ) Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
Yummy! Everyone loved it! I accidentally picked up crushed pineapple instead of chunks. It was still great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
Fell in love with this delicious dish several years ago at a large potluck dinner but did not get the recipe. I was thrilled to find it in Allrecipes. I made a double batch for our church Christmas Dinner the other night and 8 people asked for the recipe. What everyone says is true; goes great with ham taste like a dessert and is easy to make. I cut the sugar in half as several other reviewers suggested and it was still sweet. I might try making it with Splenda to cut the calories. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
This is one of my favorite recipes! It goes great with Ham Chicken and BBQ. I fixed this for a Women's meeting and everyone loved it. I make my cracker topping a bit different by adding melted butter to the crumbs. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2008
This is a family favorite that pairs especially well with ham. The recipe I have from my mom differs just slight--I use pineapple tidbits instead of chunks 5 tbsp flour 1.5 cups cheese and just 1 stick of butter. These instructions also don't specify what the butter is used for--I pour it over the Ritz crackers. My mom mixes the crackers with the butter and then spreads that over the top. Either way works but I find it difficult to spread the butter-cracker mixture as it's kind of clumpy. I also don't divide the cooking time--it all gets put together and cooked at the same time included the cracker topping. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2012
This was such a strange combination but really good. My only complaint is that it is too unhealthy for our family to eat so we made it for a potluck and then no one knew if it was dessert or a main dish. Had only crushed pineapple on hand but it still worked well. Used splenda too but still too much butter and ritz crackers are not that healthy. Why must all unhealthy foods taste so good!?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2003
I've made this several times for company and family - and enjoy it every time. We especially like it using crushed pineapple versus pineapple chunks... The combination of pinapple and cheddar cheese is a surprising taste match. I've served it with Ham or pork chops. With the summer heat - I've even baked it in the microwave and it came out fine. Enjoy. Thanks Lynette! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2007
This dish was served at my mothers funeral dinner and I couldn't get the exact recipe because the lady who made it left. THIS was exactly what I was looking for-THANK YOU! My children love it it is pure comfort food to me! Read More
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