Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

My family has been making this Scalloped Pineapple recipe for years. You wouldn't think that cheese would go well with pineapple, but this recipe is hard to beat. Warning: This recipe is definitely NOT on the Weight Watchers menu!

Pineapple Casserole Recipe

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2-20 oz. cans pineapple chunks, drained, reserving 6 T. juice
  • 1 cup buttery cracker crumbs, like Ritz
  • 1 stick melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a medium-size casserole dish.

In a large bowl, stir together sugar and flour. Gradually stir in the cheese. Add the pineapple chunks and stir until well combined. Pour mixture into the casserole dish.

In another medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and reserved juice, stirring until blended. Spread the crumb mixture on top of pineapple mixture.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Serves 8.

My daughter loves this scalloped pineapple casserole and so does my husband which is amazing because he is not a big fan of warm pineapple in anything, especially Hawaiian pizza. Try it with the Kahlua Baked Ham or another favorite ham recipe.

How to Cut a Pineapple

It occurred to me as I was writing this page that many folks shy away from buying fresh pineapple because they don't know how to cut them. Although the recipe for pineapple casserole calls for canned pineapple, the recipes below, especially the cocktails, can be made with fresh pineapple.

  • First of all, select a pineapple that is golden in color as opposed to mostly green and try to find one that has a slightly brown color at the end opposite the greenery. This ensures that you have a ripe pineapple.
  • I use my strongest chef's knive to cut the top off first. Then I cut about an inch off the bottom to create a flat edge so I can stand up the pineapple on a cutting board.
  • The next part is a bit tricky so be careful. With the pineapple standing on its flat bottom on a cutting board, run your knife from top to bottom cutting off the skin. Cut in deep enough to get rid of the circular "eyes" that pineapples have. Repeat this process until all skin is removed.
  • Now it's time to cut up the pineapple into chunks. Start by cutting the pineapple in half from top to bottom then cut each half in half again so that you have 4 long quarters.
  • Remove the cores from each piece by positioning the slice core side down and running your knife along the cutting board. I found this to be the safest way to remove the core rather than trying to hold the piece in your hand.
  • Once the core is removed from all 4 pieces, chunk up the pineapple into whatever size you need for your recipe.

Once you get the hang of it, you will see that it is quite easy to cut a pineapple and you will save money by doing it yourself whenever possible.

How To Cut a Pineapple Video

Although this person does not follow my exact technique, it is pretty close. She cuts off way more pineapple than is necessary but her way gets the job done too.

More Pineapple Recipes

If you are a fan of pineapple, you may enjoy some of the other recipes we have.

Pineapple Pecan Dip
Pineapple Glazed Tenderloin
Upside Down Cake
Pineapple Bleu Martini
Pineapple Passion
Pineapple Martini

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