Everyday Mom's Meals: Perfect With Holiday Ham

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Perfect With Holiday Ham

 Today we are going back to the beginning of EMM. When I started this blog almost 12 years ago, this was one of the first recipes I shared. A family member had asked for the recipe, shared the dish, and then all her friends wanted the recipe too. Since that was the main reason I had began blogging, to share my recipes with those who kept asking for them, it was the perfect dish to debut on my brand new site.

Over the years I have heard from so many how much they enjoy this recipe, and how it has become part of their family gatherings and holidays. There is nothing that warms a food blogger's heart more than to know their food is now part of another family's memories and story.

If you've never heard the story behind this dish, it was a recipe my grandma gave my mom, and quickly became her go-to for potlucks at church. Many ladies were known for always taking the same dish for those carry-in meals after Sunday service, and this was mom's. It never failed- it was one of the first dishes to to and everyone wanted the recipe.

Baked Pineapple is warm, sweet, savory and so easy nobody will ever guess it takes almost no time at all. It is the perfect take-along to those holiday parties quickly approaching; and tastes so good with a beautiful glazed ham. 

This is one of those dishes you have the option of what course you serve it with. For our family, it has always been a side dish, but many fans have told me they like to serve it as dessert with a scoop of ice cream on top. Whichever way you choose, it is sure to be the new hit on your holiday menu.

I hope you're off to a good start planning your big Christmas meal. If you're looking for just one more thing to put your menu over the top, baked pineapple could definitely do the job!

Baked Pineapple Casserole

Baked Pineapple Casserole

1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, slightly drained

5 slices white sandwich bread, cubed

4 eggs

6 TBS butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2-3 quart baking dish. In a large bowl, use an electric mixture to cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well until smooth. Add bread and pineapple. Mix well. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake for 1 hour until brown and bubbly.

Baked Pineapple Casserole


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