In this sweet and savory southern side dish, canned pineapple is mixed with a sweet and creamy sauce, then topped with sharp cheddar cheese, crunchy cracker crumbs, and melted butter. Then it’s baked until bubbling, golden, and crispy on top.
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20 oz cans
pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve 1/4 c juice)
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
all purpose flour
Ritz crackers, lightly crushed by hand
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add drained pineapple to a 9x9 (or similar) dish.
In a small bowl mix reserved pineapple juice, sugar, and flour. Mix well and pour over pineapple. Mix.
Sprinkle cheese on top of pineapple.
Cover top of casserole with Ritz crackers, then pour melted butter evenly over top.
Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for several days and reheated in the microwave.