Baked Pineapple CasseroleWe southerners sure love our pineapple dishes. I really want to think about making a pie out of this pineapple filling. I think the casserole would have been fine without the extra crumbs though to be honest. Spread cheese over this, then cracker crumbs, then butter. It must have been, but I wasn't there. Hubby just about cusses if I put a fresh pineapple in the shopping cart, because so often it's not quite ripe, so it's refrigerated a few days, then forgotten. I found an over ripe pineapple in the downstairs fridge, remembered seeing this recipe last year, trimmed out a dark spot or two, and accidentally pureed it food processor into baby food.
Retain bacon drippings in skillet. Can't go near Mom, who is now in hospice care. Combine the sugar and cornstarch and add to the juice. Reckon I'll have to play with this a bit I rarely buy canned fruit and veggies anymore, it's either fresh, frozen or what I can myself for the most. From sweet to savory and everywhere in between, we enjoy it in a multitude of dishes, and this is one of the oldest. Pour a layer of mascarpone cream into a large glass bowl or small individual bowls top with a layer of sponge fingers soaked in the espresso coffee.
Serve as a side dish with pork or ham. Three or even four layers makes this casserole even better, so double if desired. Found, it's too ripe to serve, and I compost them. I just may try this version for Easter this year! But anywho, this sounds like a great dish for Easter this coming Sunday with the folks! Turn heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is medium brown in color, 8 to 10 minutes. I also reserve the right to edit, delete or otherwise exercise total editorial discretion over any comments left on this blog. Not to say that it is an exact copy, just this southern dish in general.
I make something very similar to this every Easter, and pretty much any other time I serve a ham. Another one of those tasty dishes that doesn't really photograph all that pretty, and, at first glance, certainly seems an unlikely and odd combination of ingredients to pair together. I have a similar recipe. Old School Baked Pineapple Casserole, a favorite holiday side dish in the south, made with the unlikely combination of pineapple layered with crushed Ritz crackers and shredded cheddar cheese. I have, and will continue to act, on all violations. Top with the shredded cheese, sprinkle the crushed Ritz crackers on top, melt the butter and pour all over the top. Set aside and keep warm.
Privacy Disclosure Any personal information you provide e. Variation: This version is really almost like a cobbler or crisp but it is also good. Seek explicit permission before using any content on this site, including partial excerpts, all of which require attribution linking back to specific posts on this site. He's convinced I buy them to feed my worm bed! Transfer bacon slices to paper towels, let cool, and crumble. Add 1 cup of water or use reserved juice plus water as needed to equal one cup and heat over medium to medium high until mixture is smooth and has thickened. To add some holiday color, add in a jar of well drained, maraschino cherries. Dump both cans of pineapple into casserole dish.
From now on, whenever there's an over-ripe pineapple, am going to create this cooked mixture and freeze it for later use. Heat over medium high, stirring regularly, until sugar dissolves and forms a syrup. Repeat this operation 2 more times. Set aside in a bowl. I mentioned this casserole over the other day when we were chatting about pineapple, and had several requests for the recipe, so here it is! The recipe I use has cubed bread in it rather than crackers, and it doesn't call for cheese.
Extra tasty with a Smithfield smoked ham shank on sale at Food Lion , green bean casserole, lobster on sale at Lowes! Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Drain the pineapple juice into a saucepan; set aside the pineapple. Food, family and memories are as intertwined in the South as if woven on the same thread. Baked Pineapple Casserole, also known as Pineapple au Gratin, is one of those old fashioned lost classics that doesn't make an appearance much anymore, though it should. No photographs or other content may be used without prior written consent. If your comment serves only to be snarky, mean-spirited or argumentative, it will be deleted. Like its southern sisters , , and , it's also another one of those difficult to place recipes in a menu listing - but, indeed, it is intended to be a side dish, and not a dessert.
This recipe was a great way to use up an over-ripe pineapple with just trimming off a few grey spots. Oftentimes what makes a recipe southern, is as much a state of mind as it is a matter of geography - Southerners simply decide a particular food is southern, and that's that. You are never under any obligation to purchase anything when using my recipes and you should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline. Used a strainer and just let it sit until there was enough juice to use. I got the recipe from a Yankee so maybe it's the Yankified version! Cook's Notes: Crushed pineapple may also be used, but reduce cornstarch to 1 tablespoon. Mixed into the cornstarch and sugar, it looked like a marvelous pie filling! I would have only used one sleeve, but I increased it to one and a half sleeves. Combine sugar and flour and sprinkle over pineapple.
Thanks for taking the time to comment - I love hearing from readers and I read every single comment and try to respond to them right here on the site, so stop back by! Butter a 2-quart casserole dish, or spray with non-stick spray; set aside. Or we buy them, get them home and it's already over-ripe. It is simply a perfect side dish for roast pork or baked ham and ideal for the Easter table. Then followed the recipe, using Townhouse crackers as we were out of Ritz. Watch carefully, mixture burns easily.