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Pineapple Casserole

This Pineapple Casserole with pineapple, mandarin oranges, coconut, cheese and pecans is one of my favorite dishes.  This is supposed to be a side dish but I can eat this for dessert anytime. I had it for breakfast this morning!  When I make this dish I cannot leave it alone.  This is a wonderful dish for Easter, great on a buffet and everyone loves it.

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained (save 1/4 cup juice)

1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained (You can substitute another 20 ounce can of pineapple chunks or cherries, peaches or whatever fruit you like)

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup shredded coconut (Optional)

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup pineapple juice from the crushed pineapple above

1 stick butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, melted

40 to 50 Ritz crackers, crushed

1 cup pecans or walnuts (Optional)



In a large mixing bowl combine the crushed pineapple, mandarin oranges, sugar, flour, coconut, shredded cheese and pineapple juice.  Mix well.  Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and spread pineapple mixture into the dish.  Melt the butter and mix with the crushed Ritz crackers.  Sprinkle on top of the pineapple. Add pecans on top.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes until brown on top. Makes 6 to 8 servings. This is a wonderful dish to serve with ham or any kind of pork and is good served both hot or cold.  Enjoy!

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  1. For anyone who doesn’t like pineapple I think sliced peaches would be good too.

  2. Could this be made in a slow cooker? DOn’t always have a lot of oven space.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried this in the slow cooker, Beckiy, but think you could do it ok. You might add the ritz crackers in the last 30 minutes or so. I don’t know how they would do cooking really long in the slow cooker. They may just cook away.

  3. susy jenkins says:

    My daughter is allergic to pineapple. What can I substitute and make this dish. It looks so yummy.

  4. My husband and daughter loved this.

  5. Georgeann Helton says:

    I served this at a barbecue supper and it was a big hit with everyone. This will become one of my favorite dishes for family and friends.

  6. I will have to have my daughter make it to go with Easter Dinner,it looks & sounds so good.

  7. I made this last night & it was really good love the ritz on it. I have some left over & had more this morning & fits not as crunchy. Idea how I can keep it crunchy still when it’s left over? I did put left over in fridge

  8. Henny (aka Granma) says:

    A lady at our church makes something similar, but yours sounds so much more delicious…can’t wait to try it.

  9. Bonnie Hardick says:

    This dish is divine…and as you said, can be enjoyed any time. I am so happy that I found your site. So many delightful recipes!

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