This pineapple casserole recipe is a family favorite. This Southern classic is a great side dish to try.
How delicious is pineapple casserole?
This dish is very unusual, some might say peculiar, but that’s what makes it delicious. The ingredients are an odd combination, but they work so well that I guarantee this is a dish you need to add to your recipe list. Let’s look at the ingredients first:
- canned pineapple juice with crushed pineapple
- Canned mandarin oranges (see below for details)
- white granulated sugar
- all purpose flour
- shredded candied coconut
- Shredded Cheddar – Yes.. Cheese
- canned pineapple juice
What makes our casserole different from other casseroles is the addition of coconut and tangerines. We love these additions, but you could replace the orange with another fruit, such as a cherry, or add another can of pineapple. We love the combination of orange, pineapple and coconut.
It goes well with ham and is perfect for Easter and Christmas side dishes. This southern pineapple casserole is super easy to make and tastes great with a buttery cracker topping. Now… some people don’t add pecans, but I would add them to casseroles.
Is this casserole a side dish or a dessert?
It’s sweet, so it’s a dish that can be a side dish or a dessert! To be honest, it’s delicious to eat as it is, but I often have it as a side dish on holidays. If new guests come to the table and have never tried this dish, they always ask for the recipe. They are amazed at how easy it is and how it fits into just about anything.
“I served this at a BBQ dinner and everyone loved it. This will be one of my favorite dishes for my family and friends.” – Georgeanne
Tips and recipe notes:
- It is recommended to use crushed pineapple, but you can also use crushed.
- Canned pineapple works best for this recipe, as fresh pineapple varies in sweetness.
- Add some cheese and you’re good to go.
- If you don’t like coconut, you can omit it.
- This casserole will keep for several days in the refrigerator and can be easily reheated in the microwave or stove. Simply cover with foil and heat at 350°C for 10-15 minutes.
If you’re asked to bring food to a holiday gathering, this is a great one. Unique and delicious. You may also like:
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This pineapple casserole recipe is so delicious. We love it on holidays.
- 1 20 oz can of crushed and drained pineapple (reserves 1/4 cup juice)
- 1 15 oz canned tangerines, drained (you can substitute chunks of pineapple from another 20-ounce can, cherries, peaches, or whatever fruit you like)
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded coconut option
- 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup Pineapple juice from crushed pineapple on top
- 1 stick butter or margarine, or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
- 40-50 Ritz crushed
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts option
In a large mixing bowl, combine crushed pineapple, tangerines, sugar, flour, coconut, shredded cheese and pineapple juice.mix well
Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray and spread the pineapple mixture over the dish.
Melt butter and mix with crushed Ritz crackers. Sprinkle over pineapple. Add pecan nuts on top. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
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