Baked Pineapple

Baked pineapple recipe

​The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
398 Calories
23g Fat
41g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 398
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 10g
Calcium 243mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Baked pineapple is an old-fashioned side dish that is wonderful to serve with ham, especially at Christmas. Two kinds of pineapple are baked with lemon juice and eggs, then topped with a cheesy pecan streusel that adds crunch and more flavor. 

This recipe is kind of a combination of a salad and a side dish. The sweet and tart pineapple mixture is complemented by the cheesy, crunchy, crumbly top. But here's a warning: the pineapple part gets really hot! The sugars in the pineapple and the sugar caramelize as the casserole bakes. Let it cool for 10 to 20 minutes before you eat.

Enjoy this wonderful recipe for your Christmas dinner.


  • For the Pineapple:
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits (drained, reserving 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • For the Topping:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for baked pineapple recipe
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  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  3. Combine the pineapple tidbits, the reserved 1/4 cup juice, and crushed pineapple in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.

    Combine pineapple tidbits
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  4. Add the eggs, flour, sugar, and lemon juice and mix well.

    Add eggs, flour, lemon
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  5. Bake for 30 minutes. 

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  6. Meanwhile, make the topping. In a medium bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, cheese, and pecans.

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  7. Stir in the melted butter and mix until large pieces form; do not over mix.

    Stir in melted butter
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  8. Remove the casserole from the oven and top with the crumbly cheese mixture.

    Remove casserole
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  9. Bake for another 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is browned and the casserole is bubbly.

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  10. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes, then serve.

    Let cool
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  11. Enjoy!

    Baked pineapple
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