This is a wonderful side dish to add a little something special to green beans and mashed potatoes. It is so delicious you will think you could eat it for dessert. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain pineapple, reserving 3 tablespoons juice.

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  • Combine pineapple, reserved juice, sugar, butter or margarine, flour, and cheese. Mix well. Spoon mixture into a buttered 1 1/2 quart baking dish; top with cracker crumbs.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

364.3 calories; 7.8 g protein; 34.6 g carbohydrates; 65.8 mg cholesterol; 328.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2006
This is a fairly well known dish in the South and I have made it many times. My tweaks... Use pineapple tibits the chunks are a little big and the crushed is not quite right either. I always use extra sharp cheddar. It's always great. Always use the brand name Ritz crackers. The topping is a significant part of the flavor combo and you can tell the difference with store brand crackers. I have taken this to potlucks but it's not very eye catching and may not get eaten because it is hard to identify on sight. One reviewer suggested marischino cherries. I love that idea and it adds the needed color and you know right away it's not scalloped potatoes! It is sweet so not a side dish that you would make often but really good for a change of pace. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2002
This was AWFUL. I don't know why it got such great reviews. We served this with ham on Easter no one touched more than their first sample bite. Good thing I brought an extra can of pineapples! I'll stick with my gut instinct next time and ignore reviewers' rave comments. Read More
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222 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2006
This is a fairly well known dish in the South and I have made it many times. My tweaks... Use pineapple tibits the chunks are a little big and the crushed is not quite right either. I always use extra sharp cheddar. It's always great. Always use the brand name Ritz crackers. The topping is a significant part of the flavor combo and you can tell the difference with store brand crackers. I have taken this to potlucks but it's not very eye catching and may not get eaten because it is hard to identify on sight. One reviewer suggested marischino cherries. I love that idea and it adds the needed color and you know right away it's not scalloped potatoes! It is sweet so not a side dish that you would make often but really good for a change of pace. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2006
This is a fairly well known dish in the South and I have made it many times. My tweaks... Use pineapple tibits the chunks are a little big and the crushed is not quite right either. I always use extra sharp cheddar. It's always great. Always use the brand name Ritz crackers. The topping is a significant part of the flavor combo and you can tell the difference with store brand crackers. I have taken this to potlucks but it's not very eye catching and may not get eaten because it is hard to identify on sight. One reviewer suggested marischino cherries. I love that idea and it adds the needed color and you know right away it's not scalloped potatoes! It is sweet so not a side dish that you would make often but really good for a change of pace. Read More
(109)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2005
I have used this recipe for years and it is always a hit. For Thanksgiving/Christmas I add dried cranberries to the pineapple mixture and sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the cracker topping. This one is a must on my holiday table! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2004
This delightful dish has become a favorite with my family! It's sweet rich and not exactly healthy but a great treat. Makes a unique potluck idea: there won't be duplicates!! Good idea to mix first flour & butter then add sugar & juice then pineapples and last fold in cheese - nice smooth texture this way. (Though I've also mixed it all right in the casserole for a super quick dish! Never had a problem that way either!) By the way it only serves four in this house!;) I would double it to share. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
My grandma always made this for holidays. I'm asked for the recipe everytime I make it! The only diffence is I double this recipe use 1/2 pineapple chunks & 1/2 crushed pineapple & melt butter to mix w/ crushed crackers for topping. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2004
My family LOVED this recipe. I melted the butter and then whisked the flour into that. This avoided the raw flour taste. I added a little butter to the Ritz cracker crumbs and everyone loved this. Thanks for a great recipe Tracee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2005
This was excellent. I made it as a side dish with meatloaf and everyone loved it!! Will definitely pass on the recipe and continue to make myself! I would consider adding nuts in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
i would use a little less cracker crumbs next time I make it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
Yum! Easy to make. Enjoyed by all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2007
Absolutely yummy! I took this to a potluck right before Thanksgiving and was asked for the recipe by several women who wanted something different for their Thanksgiving dinners. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2002
This was AWFUL. I don't know why it got such great reviews. We served this with ham on Easter no one touched more than their first sample bite. Good thing I brought an extra can of pineapples! I'll stick with my gut instinct next time and ignore reviewers' rave comments. Read More
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