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Don't-Knock-It-Till-You-Try-It Pineapple Casserole


Posted: January 12

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Pineapple in more savory dishes often gets bad publicity, but Don't-Knock-It-Till-You-Try-It Pineapple Casserole proves that it's all about the application! Turns out the sweet tropical fruit pairs well with buttery cracker crumbs and sharp cheddar cheese, creating unique and delectable contrasting flavors. Don't-Knock-It-Till-You-Try-It Pineapple Casserole is perfect for pairing with barbecue or heavier dishes that could use a refreshing fruity touch. You really do need to try this for yourself!


Ingredients

1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons flour
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 (20-ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained and with the juice reserved
1 cup cracker crumbs, crushed
8 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a medium casserole dish.

Step 3

In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, and cheddar cheese.

Step 4

Add the drained pineapple chunks, mixing to combine.

Step 5

Pour the pineapple mixture into the prepared casserole dish in an even layer.

Step 6

In a medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 6 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice from the can.

Step 7

Spread the breadcrumb mixture over the pineapple in an even layer.

Step 8

Bake until golden brown on top, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 9

Serve hot.


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