What is your favorite thing to do during the Holiday Season? For me personally, I love to spend time with family and friends…and eat!!
The days from Thanksgiving until Christmas seem to be the time that everybody lets their culinary light shine and there is always a delicious dish or a new bite to try! Who doesn’t love that?!?
We generally alternate holidays between the Super Trooper’s side of the family and mine. Between the two families, there are some super picky eaters but one dish that rarely goes to waste is Pineapple Au Gratin.
Pineapple Au Gratin has been around as long as I can remember. I don’t know if it’s considered a true Southern staple, but it’s definitely a casserole and we Southerners do so love a casserole!! (Really, who doesn’t love a casserole?) With pineapple, cheddar cheese, and a rich, buttery Ritz-cracker topping, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything wrong with it.
As a matter of fact, when my youngest niece was three she was so sad that somebody (that was me) finished the last of the “stuff with the pineapple,” that I had to run to the store and buy the ingredients for another batch. What else could I do in that situation?!? And both of my grown sons have taken it to their Friendsgiving celebrations. If it’s good enough for our picky eaters, it’s definitely good enough to share!
Pineapple Au Gratin
3/4 cup of sugar
4 Tablespoons of flour
1 large can of pineapple chunks or crushed pineapple
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers
1 stick of butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the sugar and flour.
Add pineapple (don’t drain) and cheese to the sugar and flour. Stir until combined and place in a casserole dish.
Melt butter in a separate pan and stir in crackers. Let brown slightly. Cover the pineapple mixture with the crackers.
Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy!
Pineapple Au Gratin is an oldie-but-goodie that is pretty popular in our family! It pairs well with ham, pork chops or tenderloin, turkey and chicken. Or you can eat it for dessert. It’s a great dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or just because you like it!