Last fall we went to Amelia Island, FL for vacation. We love Amelia Island. It is off the Florida coast about an hour from Jacksonville. It is super relaxing!!! We love walking on the beach, golfing, going to the spa and eating at all of our beach favorites. One of my absolute favorite places in Amelia Island is a place called Sliders. It is nothing fancy, but they have live music and you sit on the beach when you eat outside. PLUS the food is surprisingly good!
On our last visit, we tried a new side dish with our meal - Pineapple Casserole. We had never heard of such a thing, much less eaten it. OMG! It is SO good! I knew I had to recreate the dish when we got home. I finally got around to making my own version and it was even better than the original. Pineapple chunks topped with flour, sugar, cheese and Ritz crackers. I know it sounds super strange, but I promise you will like it. Chicken Legs took one bite and loved it. He is still talking about how good the Pineapple Casserole was! We are definitely making this for Easter this weekend. Give it a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.
serves 10 to 12
- 3 (20-oz) can pineapple chunks, packed in juice
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup of the juice. Place drained pineapple chunks in bottom of prepared dish. Combine flour and sugar and sprinkle over pineapple. Drizzle with reserved pineapple juice.
Sprinkle the cheese over the pineapple. Top with cracker crumbs. Drizzle casserole with butter.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.
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