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Baked Pineapple Casserole (Without Cheese)

This Baked Pineapple Casserole is a Southern classic that makes you think of a really good french toast casserole with fruit and brown sugar. It is usually served as a side dish with ham (which is amazing) but can also be made for breakfast or brunch. Serve it warm or cold and watch it steal the show at Easter!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Mirlandra

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple drained
  • 8 slices white bread I’m using a rectangular shaped loaf

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and butter or spray a 9”x12” casserole dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a mixer to beat the softened butter and brown sugar together until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until fully incorporated. Then add the vanilla and again incorporate. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Drain the pineapple and drink the juice! Add the drained pineapple to the egg mixture.
  • Place the slices of bread on cutting board in a stack. Use a serrated bread knife to remove the crusts and discard them (or leave them on if you prefer). Cut the remaining bread into small cubes about ½” x ½”.
  • Gently fold (see note) the bread into the egg mixture until everything is well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 – 50 minutes until the casserole is bubbly and the top has turned golden brown.
  • Serve hot, warm or cold with ham or pork roast or even as a breakfast treat! This makes six large squares or 8 medium ones.

Notes

Folding is a way of mixing in ingredients gently. Take a rubber spatula and slide it into the bottom of your mixture then lift and turn it over the bread. Basically this is just a very gentle way of stirring that keeps air in the bread. This recipe is very forgiving so you don’t have to fuss a lot but if you are curious there are lots of videos online that demonstrate the process.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.3mg