Southern Pineapple Casserole Recipe -
Southern Pineapple Casserole Recipe
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Southern Pineapple Casserole

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"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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Original recipe makes 1.5 quart casserole Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drain the pineapple chunks, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 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!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 23, 2011

This was good but I was not as impressed with it as i wanted to be.

Apr 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.

Apr 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!

Apr 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!

Apr 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.

Jun 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?

May 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.


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  • Calories
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 26.3 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 360 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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