So simple and so delicious you'll want to make an extra one for the next day. It's always the requested dish to bring to parties, from picnics to Thanksgiving. You don't know whether to eat it as a side dish or dessert, but it will be gone either way. My mom calls it 'white trash souffle' because it's best made with that long-lasting, favorite white bread! If desired, garnish with pineapple slices or maraschino cherries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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). Grease a 6x10 inch baking dish.

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  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the bread cubes and pineapple until well blended. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the top.

  • Bake in preheated oven until bread points on top are golden brown, 45 to 60 minutes. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 53.1g 17% DV; fat 14.6g 22% DV; cholesterol 123.5mg 41% DV; sodium 226.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
This really is a delicious dish and you will definitely please your guests. I have to say, the first time I made it, I followed the directions and while it tasted really good, it looked a little flat. The next time I made it I used 6 eggs, instead of 4 and 7 slices of bread instead of 5. It was perfect. NO leftovers! It was a big hit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2010
I wanted to love this. I love pineapple bread and sweets. However it was just too sweet and the texture and taste were not very good. I threw most of it out after a couple of days of picking at it. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
This really is a delicious dish and you will definitely please your guests. I have to say, the first time I made it, I followed the directions and while it tasted really good, it looked a little flat. The next time I made it I used 6 eggs, instead of 4 and 7 slices of bread instead of 5. It was perfect. NO leftovers! It was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2008
Served this with Easter dinner and everyone loved it! I used Splenda instead of sugar and was a bit skeptical when mixing everything together as the mixture was lumpy and inconsistent; however it baked up beautifully and was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
This turned out great. I made it exactly as written except used an 8x8 pan. I did not think it was too buttery or too sweet. It is just perfect. You could definitely use this as a side dish or a dessert. It was done in exactly 45 min. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
WOW! This was awesome! Very sweet and rich. Added 1/4 c of the juice because I put my bread on a cookie rack overnight and they turned into croutons - whoops! Used 6 slices of cheap white bread. Baked just perfect at 45 min. Will DEF do again!!! Update: just made this again for the 2nd time and used margarine (all I had on hand) and it was not as good as the first time with butter!!! Use butter!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
I doubled the recipe for 16 and placed it in 9x13. It smelled a little buttery but after eating it it tasted so good. If anything it was sweet not buttery. It actually is good cold or hot in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2013
I have made this recipe for years, actually since 1987, and long before I found it on this site. It is now a tradition in our family, and is on it's fourth generation of bakers! However, the original recipe I received did not have the 1/3 cup of brown sugar included. I made it with the brown sugar to see if it is different, and it was entirely to sweet. Simply removing the brown sugar makes this recipe light, fresh and just a perfect combination. We eat it both as a side dish, or even as a desert at all holiday functions, and whenever the mood strikes. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2015
This is the simplest recipe and is flat naughty. I went to a wedding that served this as a side dish and everyone couldn't get enough of it. I came home destined to find this recipe and found it here of course. The only addition that I made was an extra slice of bread. This recipe takes literally 5 minutes to get in the oven. I've served it at Thanksgiving as a side to bake ham and also as a dessert. Adding a little ice cream to the dish is always good as a dessert too. The dish is always empty and the first to go. The items are always in most pantry cupboards which makes it great. Kids and adults love it. I've had to give this recipe to many and still get requests. Give it a try you won't regret it especially if you love a custard or bread pudding.......YUM! UPDATE: I have made this so many times and I can't have Thanksgiving without it. I have expanded on it although it is awesome the way it is. Try adding a handful of golden raisins and some toasted pecans......so delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
Strange recipe but great tasting and easy to make. The texture is like a cross between a bread pudding and a soufflé. The flavor is sweet enough to be called a dessert but mild enough to be served as a side to a savory main dish. I will be adding this recipe to my list of favorites! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
This was very nice. Next time I will reduce the butter as is was a bit too much for us that is just a personal preferance though. It's rather good the next day cold. This will be one of those recipes you make over & over again thanks for submitting. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2010
I wanted to love this. I love pineapple bread and sweets. However it was just too sweet and the texture and taste were not very good. I threw most of it out after a couple of days of picking at it. Read More
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