Years and years ago, when I was in my twenties, my darling firend Robin hosted an Easter Sunday Brunch and served this wonderful baked Pineapple casserole. I absolutely loved it and began sharing it for a simple, Bake and share dish ” at parties and pot lucks.
I have not made it in years mostly because we tend to eat out on Easter Sunday now that our children are grown. But this year… we can perhaps have a few friends over for a brunch now that things are opening back up and life is just beginning to get back to normal.
Find a few frineds who are Pzitzered up and perhaps host a small gathering this weekend. this simple dish is the perfect side to serve along with a baked ham.
Here’s how I make it-
Drain the pineapple, save the juice- you’ll need it next week for my “Sunday at the Masters” Azalea cocktail. Add in three eggs, a pinch of fresh ginger, sugar and a bit of flour. Crush up Ritz crackers and stir it all together, pour into a buttered baking dish , top with addtional buttery crackers and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve alongside ham or pork. So good. So easy.
I like to drizzle a bit of the reserved juice over the baked pineapple when it is stilll warm from the oven- keeps it moist.
I hope you give this super simple but sweet and delicious dish a try this weekend.
Baked Pineapple Gratin- serves 4-6
One 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits in juice- drained but reserve the juice
One sleeve of Ritz crackers, divided
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 TBSP flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
Method- Prep time 10 minutes. Baking time- 30 minutes
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
- Butter a gratin dish or 1 quart casserole . Mix eggs, flour, ginger, sugar, drained pineapple, 4 TBSP of the reserved pineapple juice, salt and butter into a mediuim size bowl. Stir in crumbled crackers, reserving 4-5 crackers for the topping.
Pour the pineapple mixture into the prepared dish. Top with reserved crumbled crackers.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. While stir warm, pour a few tablespoons of additional pineapple juice over the casserole to moisten.