My grandmother used to make this for us on Easter. She recently revived the dish and I begged her for the recipe. It is now a staple to all my cookouts and is always a favorite.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drain the pineapple chunks, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice.

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  • Combine the flour, sugar, Cheddar cheese, reserved pineapple juice, pineapple chunks, and crushed pineapple in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Mix the cracker crumbs and butter in a small bowl, then sprinkle over the pineapple mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

423.3 calories; 7.4 g protein; 41.5 g carbohydrates; 64.8 mg cholesterol; 359.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Awesome dish!!!! This is an A plus & easy no fail recipe that I have been making for many years. It goes perfectly with ham & is my son's #1 request for family get-togethers no matter the occasion or menu. It can be make the day before (unbaked). I now use Panko crumbs on top for a real crunch & cut way down on the sugar to about 1/2 cup. Also, Splenda works well. Try it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2011
This was good but I was not as impressed with it as i wanted to be. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Awesome dish!!!! This is an A plus & easy no fail recipe that I have been making for many years. It goes perfectly with ham & is my son's #1 request for family get-togethers no matter the occasion or menu. It can be make the day before (unbaked). I now use Panko crumbs on top for a real crunch & cut way down on the sugar to about 1/2 cup. Also, Splenda works well. Try it!! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2011
VERY GOOD! Was the hit of a recent family gathering. I will say that it is pretty sweet so you could cut back on the sugar if you wanted. The butter and cracking topping was very buttery so you could probably do the same with the butter. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2011
As a born and bred Southerner I've enjoyed this authentic dish at every gathering of southerners I've ever attended from the time I was a very small child. Some variations I've seen included 1 cup of sweetened coconut, a can of drained Mandarin orange slices, chopped pecans, a small jar of maraschino cherries drained and cut in half, and a half bag of mini marshmallows. I've seen it served at everything from Sunday family dinners to dinner on the grounds at churches to family reunions to funerals and weddings to neighborhood potlucks and it is ALWAYS one of the first dishes to disappear. That many Southerners just can't be wrong. You should try this. This base recipe is the same at every occasion ENJOY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
I got this recipe from a friend a couple years ago. It's a big hit at pot lucks and it tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
This was perfect! Yum-a-licious! I cut the sugar to 3/4 c. and will probably cut it back to 1/2 c. next time. I will also cut the butter and see where I land with it. There was so much it pooled in the dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2011
This is a very tasty side dish. My husband actually liked it. I only had one problem the cheese wouldn't melt even after I heated it up the next day. I followed the receipe exactly except for cutting it in half and using less sugar. Other pineapple casserole I have had the cheese looked melted. What did I do wrong? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
Yummy..! A big hit for an Easter side dish. My father Loved it soo much. Love that it was not too sweet. My only question is what do you do with the 1/4 cup of reserved juice? I added a bit to the dish then the rest to the topping. Didn't think using it or not significant. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2011
Holy nommers! Per suggestions I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup and I used 1 stick of butter instead of a full cup and this was amazing. I also ran into issues with the cheese not melting. I may try grating my own cheese next time or using smaller shreds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2011
The first time I made this dish in May to bring to our camping group potluck it was the biggest hit. Everyone loved it! I have been bringing it to almost every get together this summer with rave reviews. It is very easy to make. I did use more Ritz crackers for the topping that was the only change I made. Thanks for such a great recipe it is an attention getter! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2011
This was good but I was not as impressed with it as i wanted to be. Read More
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