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!
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, juice and all
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
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.
I have never heard of this! It sounds so delish!
wow what a cool treat..so simple but it looks delish!!
I'm a pineapple addict. It looks so good!
I have got to try this! I've heard of it, but never tried it. Pineapple and ham go great together.
That sounds so good! I've NEVER heard of it before. Can't wait to try it!
That looks delish and I love that it's so easy!
Sweetie, you have one yummy blog!
Yum!!! I'll add this to my next holiday "to-make" list 🙂
I've never heard of this either!!! It looks so good!
Oooh, I have lots of leftover ham…I can still make this dish THIS WEEK!!! 🙂 Can't wait ti try it!!
Pineapple and cinnamon – mmm, I'm there! 🙂
Have a great day!
Is this a dessert or a side dish? Or both? Sounds like it would be good with coconut ice cream.
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I would never think of doing this but it looks great!
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!
Sounds easy and delicious!
Yum… My hubby and I were just talking about pineapple dishes this afternoon. I'll have to give this one a try 🙂
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.
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*
Made it and loved it! 🙂
Megan – I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping back and letting me know! Thanks for the stumble too 🙂
I think I'd add shredded cheddar cheese, and a butter cracker topping, maybe like Ritz.
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?
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! 🙂
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.
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!
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!
So glad you liked it! 🙂