This is one of my all time favorite side dishes that my mom makes. She only makes it at Christmas and Easter which may be one of the reasons why I love it so much. This year I helped her make it for Christmas. I’m sure this dish is great anytime, but it goes especially well with ham.
It consists of pineapple, fresh bread, milk, eggs, and spices. It bakes up into a bread casserole that has sweet bursts of pineapple with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. This dish quickly became a favorite of my entire family and we look forward to eating it at the holidays.
Baked Pineapple (recipe adapted from my mom’s recipe)
12 slices of fresh white bread, broken into 1 inch pieces
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 c. (1 stick) melted butter
1/2 c. low fat milk
3/4 c. sugar
3 eggs, beaten
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl beat the eggs, sugar, butter, and milk. Stir in the pineapple and juice. Add in the cinnamon and nutmeg.
4. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold.