Monday, November 21, 2011

I’m THANKful for My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe!

It’s Day 6 of the Plenty To Be Thankful For Blog Challenge & Swap

Manic Mother

Today’s topic is our favorite Thanksgiving recipe.

My aunt makes one of the best sides with our Thanksgiving dinner every year. It’s something I’ve never had up until she made it for the first time a few years ago and it’s her Baked Pineapple Casserole.

It’s sweet with a little bit of savory (from the cheese) and a nice little addition to the typical Thanksgiving plate with some turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.

Here’s the recipe:

1 (28-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 cups (8 ounces) grated cheddar cheese (plus 1/4 cup for topping)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Pour the crushed pineapple (juice and all) into a small saucepan, and warm it over low heat. Add sugar. Heat until the sugar is dissolved, and then remove from the heat.
3. In a casserole or baking dish, layer the pineapple mixture, cracker crumbs, butter and cheese. Repeat until you have three to four layers. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese on top of the casserole.
4. Bake uncovered for about 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.



Fashion Meets Food said...

I have never of anything like this but I am so excited you posted the recipe. I am definitely going to give this a try! xo

Jodie said...

Wow, this sounds so good!! I love love pineapples!! Thanks for sharing!!

Gwen said...

Would it be bad if I sent my sister this link and told her to make this for our dinner? Sounds delicious!!!!

mic said...

mmm i love sweet and savory combos! sounds delish. :)

Caroline said...

Oh yum! I love pineapple. Do you serve this as a side or as a dessert?

Courtney said...

this sounds amazing! my roommate's grandma makes this too! but i never had the recipe! thanks!

Anonymous said...

YUM! There is nothing like a savory dish this time of year. This is just the best time of year for food = ) lol! Happy early Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Meghan said...

Oh my gosh, this sounds incredible! I really love any dish with pineapple, so I must give this a shot! Thanks for linking up!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Sounds very interesting and different - I like that! I bet it tastes amazing :)

Cara said...

That looks yummy! I never would have thought pineapple and cheese together..

Stephanie said...

mmmm mmmm mmmmm - love pineapple!!!