Recipe by Wendy Clark
"This recipe fools even gourmet tastebuds. We have it every holiday and It's a great side dish with ham. Most people think it's a dessert and a nice stray from baked apples."
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1 (20 ounce) can
pineapple chunks, drained
1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple with juice
1 1/2 cups
shredded Cheddar cheese
1 2/3 cups
crushed saltine crackers
Very good but definately use 1/2 cup sugar or else it tastes like a cake. For a lighter version you could also drop down to 3/4 cup of cheese, it still tastes super. Would be a really nice addition to a brunch and also tastes good cold!
Very easy BUT VERY SWEET. Less than 1/2 the sugar would be enough. No wonder a kid will eat it. It was practically a dessert, not a side dish in my opinion at all.
I have tried a recipe exactly like this one, only instead of Saltines I used Ritz crackers. Definitely makes a difference.
I made this to go with our Easter ham. It got about a 50-50 favorable to unfavorable response at the table. I liked it and thought it made a good side dish especially since my ham wasn't glazed with anything sweet. The only change I made was to add an extra tablespoon of flour to the sugar (I was worried it would come out watery) and I used crushed Club crackers for topping since I had some stale ones in the cupboard. I cut each of the pineapple chunks in half becuase it seemed as though there wasn't much to go around, I think the size called "tidbits" instead of "chunks" would have been the best way to go. I liked the sweet/savory combination of the pineapple and the cheese/cracker topping. I do think I could have cut the sugar back to 3/4 cup it was plenty sweet.
This was good served with ham and the people at the dinner table who had a sweet tooth really liked it.
I think crushed pineapple for the entire dish might have worked out better. I wasn't crazy about the big chunks.
I halved the sugar and the sweetness was just right. Any more sugar would have been cloying.
I substituted Ritz crackers for the saltines and they were good in this dish.
A great recipe for a ham dinner. I actually thought it was better the next day! Thanks for the recipe!
This is one of my all-time favorites, dating back to my childhood. My mother always made it with cheese crackers (Better Cheddars) instead of the Ritz crackers for an extra cheesey crunch.
This was tasty using only 1/2 cup of sugar. It will be served often at my house! Yummy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 157
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