Baked Pineapple

This is possibly the perfect Easter side dish. I suppose if I was an “on the ball” food blogger, I would have made this in advance, posted it sometime in the weeks leading up to Easter, and encouraged you all to make it for your family get togethers. Instead I found myself hurriedly throwing this together on Easter morning, with barely enough time to snap a few pictures before rushing out the door. (Sorry for the poor photo quality.) Good thing it’s so simple.

This really is the perfect accompaniment to a ham dinner. Warm, sweet pineapple flavored with cinnamon (and a little extra sugar).  It’s a family tradition that I’ve managed to incorporate into Mike’s family as well. Everyone loved it and I got multiple requests for the recipe (another reason to have your blog post up before Easter). It’s incredibly quick to make, with a long baking time that gives you a little down time while it’s just hanging out in the oven.  I’ve made this plenty of times and have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love it!

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Baked Pineapple

Ingredients:

1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, juice and all
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into greased casserole. (A 2qt casserole or 8x8 pan works great.) Sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter. Bake without lid at 350 for 1 hour.

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27 Responses to “Baked Pineapple”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — April 8, 2010 @ 3:29 am

    I have never heard of this! It sounds so delish!

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    sweetlife — April 8, 2010 @ 4:13 am

    wow what a cool treat..so simple but it looks delish!!

    sweetlife

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    Mary — April 8, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    I'm a pineapple addict. It looks so good!

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    Heidi — April 8, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    I have got to try this! I've heard of it, but never tried it. Pineapple and ham go great together.

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    NikiTheo — April 8, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    That sounds so good! I've NEVER heard of it before. Can't wait to try it!

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    Pam — April 8, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    That looks delish and I love that it's so easy!

    Sweetie, you have one yummy blog!

    xoxo

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    savoringsarah — April 8, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    Yum!!! I'll add this to my next holiday "to-make" list :)

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — April 8, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    I've never heard of this either!!! It looks so good!

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    TwinMomma — April 8, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    Oooh, I have lots of leftover ham…I can still make this dish THIS WEEK!!! :) Can't wait ti try it!!

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    Jessie — April 8, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    Pineapple and cinnamon – mmm, I'm there! :)

    Have a great day!

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    Gwen — April 9, 2010 @ 3:21 am

    Is this a dessert or a side dish? Or both? Sounds like it would be good with coconut ice cream.

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    Don't Love It — April 9, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    nice to meet you.

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    Simply Life — April 9, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    I would never think of doing this but it looks great!

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    Megan — April 9, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    I love this! I had a pineapple cassarole once that I loved but it had a cube of butter in it. I cant wait to try this. I stumbled this post too!

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    Dinners and Dreams — April 10, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    Sounds easy and delicious!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — April 10, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    Yum… My hubby and I were just talking about pineapple dishes this afternoon. I'll have to give this one a try :)

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    Barbara — April 10, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    Fascinating, Megan. Never heard of this and its' so easy to make! Love things that practically make themselves, especially when you're serving a big dinner.

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    Can't Believe We Ate — April 10, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    Hi Megan! Wanted to thank you for visiting Can't Believe We Ate! Loved your comment about the Easter Cookies…so glad you found my blog too! Love your rating system! *giggle* That's kind of how I rate recipes as well! We make something similar to this dish, except we don't add eggs, and top the dish with a tube of crushed Ritz crackers drizzled with melted butter (1/2 cup). Like the egg-custard effect though… *Ü*

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    Megan — April 11, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Made it and loved it! :)

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    megan — April 12, 2010 @ 3:00 am

    Megan – I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping back and letting me know! Thanks for the stumble too :)

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    Laura Staley — April 15, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    I think I'd add shredded cheddar cheese, and a butter cracker topping, maybe like Ritz.

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    Rachel — January 1, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Hi Megan. I really like your blog! I tried this recipe, and as I was making it, I was sure it needed to have flour, but double-checked the ingredients and didn’t see flour there. It came out like a pineapple sauce–still tastes good, but I’m thinking you meant to put flour in the ingredients?

    • megan replied: — January 3rd, 2012 @ 7:13 am

      Hi Rachel, thanks for the comment. I double checked and the recipe is correct as written. It should be a little thicker and a little more held together than apple sauce, but you definitely have to scoop it out, not cut it. I’m glad it tasted good, even if it wasn’t what you expected! :)

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    Holly — May 4, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    Hey Megan, this looks delicious! I a huge fan of fresh pineapple, I always buys some from the farmer’s market when it’s in season. I hope to make this sometime during the next week and I was wondering if I could omit the sugar, as I find canned pineapple sweet enough already.

    • megan replied: — May 6th, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

      Hi Holly. This is a very sweet dessert/side dish. I definitely think you could cut down on the sugar, but I’m not entirely sure about leaaving it out. I would start by cutting down, maybe even by half, to see how it goes. If you try it, I hope you’ll let me know how it turns out!

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    Elissa — April 9, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    I made this for our Easter dinner and our guests loved it (as did I). My hubby didn’t, but he doesn’t like pineapple. :) I used only half a cup of sugar and still thought it was sweet enough. Great recipe, Megan!

    • megan replied: — April 10th, 2013 @ 9:32 am

      So glad you liked it! :)

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