Baked Pineapple is as awesome as can be! This delightful southern side dish is the perfect accompaniment to almost any meal. It’s certainly terrific for company or holiday dinners. It’s also incredibly easy to make. I usually have this recipe oven-ready in 5 minutes. No kidding. So if you need a recipe on the spur of the moment this one is fantastic.
Last month one of our neighbors had us over for dinner. Sherrill and Linda Stiles delighted us with the most amazing southern-style dinner. Linda served Amish Chicken and Noodles, Fried Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Baked Pineapple, yeast rolls, Deviled Eggs (creole style), Favorite Fruit Salad, Boudin Balls (a Louisiana favorite) and an outrageous Oreo Ice Cream Dessert. We were in awe of all the tasty goodies Linda had prepared for us (and loved every single thing).
It’s not every day that we get invited out to dinner (and especially when I can’t bring anything). Usually the hostessing is on the other foot and John and I are the ones who host dinner parties. We felt pampered and spoiled by all of Linda’s delicacies. But the best thing about the dinner is that she gave me the recipes. 😮 Not only that, but I was fortunate enough to copy almost all of her favorite recipes – over 300. Most of them were recipes I’ve never seen in other cookbooks over the past several decades. Believe me I was in seventh heaven looking through her cookbook.
I’ve made her Amish Chicken and Noodles, Fried Green Beans, Favorite Fruit Salad and this Baked Pineapple many times since then. First I made it for our Friday night care group. We have two Brazilian-born gals in that group (now both US citizens). I begged them to give it a try. Both thought it was good even though it’s certainly not something they would normally eat. All the southerners in our group loved the Baked Pineapple.
I also made this several times when I took meals to folks who had babies or recovering from surgery. It’s just one of those casseroles everyone loves. Since it’s sweet, it’s almost like eating dessert. 🙂
This is a little different than the Pineapple Casserole recipes out there that use cheese. This recipe consists of crushed pineapple mixed with eggs, flour and sugar so that it’s almost like a custard or souffle when it bakes. It’s topped with lightly toasted Sourdough Bread cubes mixed with butter. The topping settles into the casserole while it bakes. It’s just divine.
Do you want a fabulous side dish for holiday menus like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or even Thanksgiving or Christmas? Baked Pineapple will be a hit with everyone. No kidding.
Baked Pineapple is awesome.
This custard-style casserole is the perfect side dish for holidays.
This casserole is so easy to make. It’s oven ready in 5 minutes!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. I lightly toasted 2 large pieces of sourdough bread. If your bread isn’t this large, add another piece.
After lightly toasting the bread, cut it into small cubes.
Melt a stick of butter (1/2 cup) and add the bread crumbs to combine. Set aside.
Place a can of undrained crushed pineapple in a mixing bowl. Add flour, sugar and eggs.
Mix with an electric mixer until combined. (Be careful, the juice will splatter).
Pour pineapple mixture into a greased 8×8″, 8×10″ or round cake pan.
Spread bread mixture evenly over the top.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. All of my casseroles took 40-45 minutes to bake until set. Your oven may cook more quickly. If you enjoy pineapple this , uh side dish will have you licking your lips!
Baked Pineapple is fantastic. It’s a delightful side dish for company or holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Linda Stiles, Ovilla, TX)
This recipe was so awesome I couldn’t help myself. I had at least two or three helpings. 😮
Every bite of Baked Pineapple is comfort food extraordinaire.
I served Baked Pineapple along with Amish Chicken and Noodles, Fried Green Beans and Dairy Free White Bread for dinner to our Friday night care group. It was a hit especially with those who enjoy southern foods.
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