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 was tasty using only 1/2 cup of sugar. It will be served often at my house! Yummy!
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.
* 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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