15 November 2007

Recipe, anyone? Someone asked me what my favorite Thanksgiving food is, and I realized it's what I'm bringing. I love all the Thanksgiving food, but it wouldn't be complete without Baked Pineapple as a side dish. I got this recipe from a client at least 15 years ago, and have been making it ever since.

Baked Pineapple
1-20 oz. can pineapple chunks in heavy syrup
2 T. flour
½ cup sugar
½ t cinnamon
3 eggs
6 slices white bread, cubed
1 stick butter, melted

Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Put pineapple in buttered casserole. With electric mixer blend next four ingredients (including syrup). Pour over pineapple. Toss bread cubes in melted butter. Put bread cubes on top of pineapple mixture. (I pat the bread cubes down into the liquid a little bit.) Bake at 350* for about 30 minutes. Double recipe bakes for about 45 minutes. Cook till golden brown and bubbly.
9" casserole for single recipe
9X13 casserole for double recipe

This dish can be served hot or at room temperature. I usually serve it just warm. I always double the recipe. Leftovers are dangerous...you'll be sneaking into your refrigerator and eating it right out of the container. If you hide it, it will still be found. It's just as good cold. Yum.

I woke to the sound of the pouring rain and my neighbor's chimes. I'm sure I get more pleasure out of them than she does just because of their location. I was amazed that she'd pay a few hundred dollars for them, but I'm so glad she did! I thank her every time it's windy. From my bedroom I also hear the chimes that are on my deck. I'm serenaded.

I'll be spending the next 6 or so hours at home, then picking my mom up from the airport. I plan to get a lot done around here, and I'm ready to start now. I'll leave you with an ornament I made last year. I'm the middle sister.

18 comments:

Mary said...

Baked pineapple is a new idea for me. I make pineapple upside down cake sometimes because the little ones love "circle fruit cake." I copied your recipe and it's now on my Thanksgiving menu. (I'd been looking for a new dish just to change things up a little.) Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl, you are so inventive. I love the Christmas ornament. Did you back two pictures or perhaps have another type of backing?

Cheryl said...

Mary...I backed the ornament with Christmas wrapping paper. I usually use store ads, old cards, etc. for backing. I've got a stack of prototypes piling up from the cards I'm trying to make that I'll use for glittered ornaments. If I find the time. That might be next year's ornaments.

I'm so glad you're making the recipe. Let me know how everyone likes it, OK?

bonnie said...

I am definitely putting that recipe on my menu. I'd like to add something to spice up standard menu and this ought to do the trick. I'll have to send the leftovers home with my mother. She doesn't get a lot of food treats.

Jay said...

You can never go wrong with a pineapple dish. I love pineapples! My mother used to make a pineapple upside down cake and a former coworker would bring pineapple gooey to our holiday potlucks at work. Good stuff!

captain corky said...

That pineapple dish sounds good. I can't wait till next week. Yum!

I like your ornament a lot.

Martha said...

I love pineapple and can't wait to try out this recipe. I'm always on the lookout for yummy stuff to add to my recipe box.

Ilene said...

Thanks for the reminder about the pineapple casserole. I haven't made it for a while, and Sarah and I agreed we should make it for Thanksgiving. (I'm the big sister).

fiwa said...

My husband would love that pineapple dish! Thanks for the recipe!

I love your ornament, that is the cutest ever. I get so many ideas between you and Dawn. Now if I could just follow through on them...

CRUSTYBEEF said...

yum, baked pineapple! I'll have to have Bigdogg print this up for me.

I love that ornament..three sisters...isn't that awesome? You look exactly the same!!! So cute!
I wouldn't know how to survive in life if I didn't have my two younger sisters...

Happy GRey's Day!
Always,
Crusty~
heading back to bed now. :(

Kelly Jene said...

How sweet is that ornament!

I am sooo trying that recipe. Sounds yummy! I'll have to post my recipe for Pumpkin Dip... well my sister in laws recipe, but its mine now! ;)

Thanks for asking about my hubby, he's doing okay, not healing as fast as the doc wanted but the infection is just about gone!

CJM-R said...

I love that photo ornament, what a great idea!

Pineapple recipe sounds good, too!

Summer said...

You've given me a great idea for a Christmas gift and I'm going to try the pineapple for Thanksgiving.

BTW...my post that I took down was about a friend that I thought was a friend. My feelings were a little hurt, but, nothing more. Thank you for your kind words though.

Always, always, have a back up hairdryer! Ha!

Portia said...

I love the ornament! I am definitely going to keep that recipe and try it sometime soon. I love pineapple. What you said about the leftovers was hilarious...I don't doubt it:)

dawn said...

that looks so good, cheryl. is it kind of like a bread pudding? thank you for the recipe.

the ornament is too cute...your daughter could always wear a little tinsel to cheer you up 'bout her plain teeth. (which are beautiful and worth every cent!)

marykay said...

New recipe will try to make for thanksgiving everyone loves pineapple here. Love your ornament idea.

Anonymous said...

Um oh, I'm afraid pineapple causes immediate death for me. No, really. Of all the freaking this I've got to be allergic too on this planet, it's pineapple and eucylyptus (sp?).
-P

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I love the recipe sounds good...Looks like I know what I'll be bringing next week...

proxima you poor girl!!! My two favorites eucylyptus such a refreshing smell...

Thanks for posting the recipe!!
Always,
Crusty~

jAMiE said...

Mmm, sounds yummy..i love pineapple....

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