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    pineapple cheese casserole?

    Several years ago some one posted a recipe for pineapple cheese casserole and how well it went with ham. I've done the search and I can't find it. Help please?

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    Is this it? here's the thread I found it in-- there's more here: http://community.cookinglight.com/sh...pple+casserole


    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Pineapple and Cheese Casserole

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    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Side Dishes

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    posted by Linda in MO 12-02-99 11:01 AM

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    Pineapple and Cheese Casserole
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    Categories : Fruit, Side Dish

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 -20 oz. can pineapple chunks (drain and keep juice)
    3 T. flour
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
    3 -4 T. melted butter
    3/4 -1 c. crushed Ritz crackers

    Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, sugar and 3 T. pineapple juice.

    Add cheese and pineapple and stir.

    Spoon into casserole dish.

    Mix cracker crumbs with the melted butter. Cover casserole with crumbs.

    Bake 25 minutes or until heated through.

    Serving Ideas : This is great served with ham or smoked pork chops.

    NOTES : You can double,triple, or quadruple this recipe depending on how
    many you are serving.



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    YES!! Thank you. I've never made this before, but I thought I'd try it this year. I'll check out that r read too.

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    Thumbs up

    I have tweaked the recipe to my tastes since posting it way back then. My husband and I can nearly polish the whole pan off in one sitting!

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Pineapple Casserole


    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Casserole Side Dish


    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 -20 oz. can Dole pineapple chunks in juice (drain and keep juice)
    3 T. flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (I think it's best to grate your own in this)
    2 1/2 - 3 T. melted butter (no substitutes)
    1 cup crushed Ritz crackers (don't use the low-fat crackers) -- approximately

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Combine flour, sugar and 3 T. pineapple juice. Add cheese and pineapple and stir.

    Spoon into casserole dish.

    Mix cracker crumbs with the melted butter. Cover casserole with crumbs.

    Bake 25 minutes or until heated through. Let cool slightly and serve warm.

    Serving Ideas : This is great served with ham or smoked pork chops.

    NOTES : You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe.

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    Thanks, Linda. I like the idea of less sugar, but I'll keep the fat the same.

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    Oh, I'm glad you posted this, I remember I wanted to copy the recipes the last time.

    My Easter isn't until the 15th (and we are having lamb), but I took advantage of the ham sales and have a ham for a future weekend dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1grl1by View Post
    Oh, I'm glad you posted this, I remember I wanted to copy the recipes the last time.

    My Easter isn't until the 15th (and we are having lamb), but I took advantage of the ham sales and have a ham for a future weekend dinner.
    I wish I could buy a ham but am on the way out of town. I have student teacher I supervise whose family will be celebrating Easter when you do. Their lamb will be done on a spit and I so envy her.

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    I find 2 tablespoons of sugar is plenty.

    This year (we had ham last Sunday) I made the dish with fresh pineapple. It wasn't the same. The canned pineapple has more sweetness and that's why the casserole can get by with much less than 1/2 cup of sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    I find 2 tablespoons of sugar is plenty.

    This year (we had ham last Sunday) I made the dish with fresh pineapple. It wasn't the same. The canned pineapple has more sweetness and that's why the casserole can get by with much less than 1/2 cup of sugar.
    Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

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    Here's the one we use. It's very similar but doesn't call for sugar (other than what's in the canned pineapple).

    Baked Pineapple
    Southern Living June 2005
    4 to 6 servings

    Two (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks in heavy syrup
    1 Tablespoon flour
    1/2 of an 8 ounce block of cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
    38 Ritz crackers (1 sleeve), crushed
    1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

    Preheat oven to 350º. Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.

    Drain pineapple chunks, reserving 1/2 cup syrup.

    Sprinkle flour over pineapple chunks in a medium bowl, and toss to combine. Spread pineapple mixture evenly in baking dish. Drizzle with reserved 1/2 cup syrup. Top evenly with cheese and cracker crumbs; drizzle with butter.

    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately.

    *Recipe can be cut in half and baked in a 1 quart casserole dish.

    *Don’t use pre-shredded cheddar cheese; it will not melt well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peachesncream View Post
    Here's the one we use. It's very similar but doesn't call for sugar (other than what's in the canned pineapple).




    I can see why since it calls for pineapple in heavy syrup. Even the pineapple in juice is pretty sweet. That's why I use very little sugar.

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    I've made Linda's modified recipe and it is delicious!! So good with ham!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dyke2009 View Post
    I thought I'd try it this year. I'll check out that r read too.
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    I assigned DH the pineapple casserole. All I wanted him to do was mix it up and then add the crumbs just before it went into the oven. No, the crumbs went on immediately, and it wasn't ready for the baking. Sometimes I think he does this because he doesn't want to help with the cooking. He's good at chopping and clean up, but.. I think our DD#2 inherited this gene!!! I will try it again, and I will make it!
    Thanks for all of the variations on this recipe.

    Vicky

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    making this casserole tonight, with less sugar than originally. and i aded a little ginger and coriander to the juice mixture, to season it up a bit... coriander and cumin are great with fruit.

    hope it tastes as good as it smells!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda in MO View Post

    Pineapple Casserole


    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Casserole Side Dish


    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 -20 oz. can Dole pineapple chunks in juice (drain and keep juice)
    3 T. flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (I think it's best to grate your own in this)
    2 1/2 - 3 T. melted butter (no substitutes)
    1 cup crushed Ritz crackers (don't use the low-fat crackers) -- approximately


    Well, used this recipe, w/less sugar as said, and we both liked it quite a bit! I think I will pump up the spice (ginger, coriander) next time for a change, what I added was too subtle to notice. Not that it needs it, but I think it will be an enhancement. Thanks for bringing up this idea, vbak!


    **Edited to add, I'm posting this in my food blog tomorrow. It's worth sharing!
    Last edited by heavy hedonist; 04-09-2012 at 06:39 PM.

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    I'm drawn to this like a moth to fire. What does it taste like? look like? I can't get my head around the idea of cheddar cheese and pineapple but I trust you when you say it is good.
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    I made this but thought it was just OK. I shredded my own cheese and cut back on the sugar, but really, it tasted like pineapple chunks with some cheese mixed in....I thought i'd really like better, but, eh. I did bring some leftovers for lunch today, so we'll see if it's any better. I will eat it, but probably wouldn't make it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbb113 View Post
    I'm drawn to this like a moth to fire. What does it taste like? look like? I can't get my head around the idea of cheddar cheese and pineapple but I trust you when you say it is good.

    Well, not to toot my own horn, since it's not my recipe, but I laid it all out here: http://vegetarianatlarge.blogspot.com/


    Quote Originally Posted by PAMMELA View Post
    I will eat it, but probably wouldn't make it again.
    That's too bad, Pammela. But everybody has their own palate! Myself, I find it comforting and just lightly sweet. I'm really up for trying this with some fresh ginger and green coriander thrown in, soon.

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