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Hot Pineapple Side Dish

This is the first time I've passed along this treasured recipe. It's a hand-me-down from my mother, so it's always been special to me. It's so delicious, and I'm truly happy to share it with my fellow Reminisce recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2/3 cup coarsely crushed saltines (14 crackers)


  • Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice; set aside. In a small bowl, combine sugar and flour. Add the butter and 1 cup cheese; mix well. Gently stir in pineapple.
  • Pour into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle crushed crackers on top; drizzle with reserved pineapple juice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 330 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Dec 30, 2020

    This is a delicious side dish to serve with baked ham. It is very simple and the family gobbled it up!

  • Dona
    Nov 22, 2018

    This has become a Thanksgiving tradition in our home. Our grown daughter always insists I make a triple batch so there are leftovers for a day or two afterwards.

  • mrslj
    Dec 24, 2013

    I tried this recipe for the first time last year! It was incredibly simple and yet so delicious! This is a wonderful side dish for our Christmas dinner which always has ham as the main entrée. I was pulling the recipe out of my virtual recipe box for a repeat performance this year and realized I never wrote a review. This will definitely become a traditional side dish for my family's Christmas dinner. Thank you for sharing! =D

  • DarlingStarling
    Aug 29, 2011

    I felt like I was taking a risk in making this strange sounding recipe-- but what a payoff! The children and the adults at the dinner table gobbled it up.

  • jenniferschlauderaff
    Dec 26, 2008

    I took this to Christmas dinner and everyone loved it! My mother-in-law, who is a great cook said that I must bring it again!

  • keverwann
    Apr 22, 2008

    This is the weirdest recipe I have ever tried. It got better the more I ate, but it is still an odd combination of textures and flavors. Must be a regional recipe.

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    Jul 27, 2006

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  • Ginger_Leigh
    Jul 26, 2006

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