Perfect Pineapple Casserole

Perfect Pineapple Casserole

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Vickie Parks


This is a Southern classic. It's great as a side dish or a dessert. I served it as a side dish to go with our baked ham, but it would be great as a dessert too. I'll certainly remember this recipe for pot-luck parties. It's too good to pass up!


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15 Min
40 Min


  • 3 Tbsp
    pineapple gelatin (jello) mix
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 20 oz
    can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 c
    finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    butter-flavored cracker crumbs (like ritz)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted

How to Make Perfect Pineapple Casserole


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together gelatin mix, sugar, cornstarch, and water until mixture is smooth. Bring mixture to a boil and continue to whisk until thickened. Stir in pineapple tidbits and cheese. Pour mixture into baking dish.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cracker crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle buttered crumbs over the pineapple mixture.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown and thoroughly heated throughout.

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About Perfect Pineapple Casserole

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium Low Carb

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