Have you ever read a recipe and think that there is no way it could be good? This is definitely one of those. I first tried this dish years ago when a co-worker brought it to a Christmas dinner and was hooked. There are several different variations of this on the internet, but not this exact recipe so I don’t know where it originated before my co-worker had it. If you like pineapple, give this a shot and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I could eat the whole pan!
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp. all purpose flour
20 oz. pineapple chunks, drained & reserve 3 tbsp. juice
10 oz. crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Shred it yourself. None of the pre-shredded non-melting cheese.)
1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
1/2 stick butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Combine the sugar, flour, and reserved juice in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until the sugar melts.
Add the drained pineapple and cheese; stir to combine. Pour this into the prepared baking dish. Melt the butter and stir in the cracker crumbs. Sprinkle the butter/crumb mixture on top of the pineapple. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.