We had this experience in Atlanta. I think it was our pastor's wife, but I know it was the pineapple casserole. Thanks to my Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, I now have the recipe! This is one of those dishes you won't believe until you try, but it's wonderful! Old-fashioned comfort food for sure--the kind of dish that shows up at Southern funeral luncheons, potlucks, new baby meals, etc. And, of course, it's a "vegetable" or "side dish" y'all.
- 1 (20-oz.) can pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 3 T. flour
- 1 c. (4-oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 c. buttery cracker crumbs (like those from Ritz crackers)
- 3 T. butter or margarine, melted
- Drain pineapple, reserving 3 tablespoons of juice. Combine sugar and flour; stir in reserved juice. Stir in cheese and pineapple chunks. Spoon mixture into a greased 1-quart casserole.
- Combine cracker crumbs and melted butter, stirring well; sprinkle over pineapple mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until browned. Serve hot.