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Scalloped pineapple is a perfect slightly sweet side dish to go along with a salty ham dinner. It will feel right at home on your holiday plate!

Close up of scalloped pineapple casserole topped with pineapple ring and maraschino cherry.

Scalloped pineapple is a fun side dish that is on the sweeter side.  It is a perfect foil for saltier meats like your Easter ham! 

It will be a fun addition to your holiday spread.  If you are a pineapple lover, you are going to want to make this!

Have you ever heard about a dish and been so intrigued that you couldn’t stop thinking about it, even months later? That’s what happened to me when we were discussing Thanksgiving menus on my Facebook page.

Multiple people brought up variations of pineapple casseroles. That isn’t a thing in my family, but I love pineapple so of course I was interested.

I didn’t have a chance to make it for Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to. So I kept pining over the idea.

As Easter and the giant ham dinner were approaching, something in the back of my head kept saying “here’s your chance!”

Of course that voice was right. Salty ham and a sweet tangy pineapple dish would be perfect together.

pineapple getting chopped on cutting board next to mixing bowl of egg milk mixture.

It turns out there are a few ways to do scalloped pineapple. So after checking out some recipes online, I asked our friend Julie for her recipe.  She was nice enough to dig it up and send it over to me.

I had every intention of making her recipe because it’s tried and true, but you know sometimes I just can’t help myself. I wanted more pineapple, plus with the extra fruit I thought I could get away with less sugar.

plate loaded with ham, brussels sprouts and pineapple casserole.

Everyone was a bit surprised when I showed up at grandma’s with my pineapple dish. Nobody had ever seen such a thing, but we don’t often meet food we won’t try so people dug in.

It was a hit! Everyone enjoyed trying something new and the pineapple was a nice foil to both the ham and smoked brisket.  Of course I loved it too.

I’ve been on such a pineapple kick lately with the taste of the tropics pie, tropical baked oatmeal and even a pineapple rightside up oatmeal. So there was little surprise it was a hit with me!

Casserole dish filled with baked scalloped pineapple, topped with three pineapple rings and maraschino cherries.

Ideas for variations on this scalloped pineapple recipe:

I have seen people toss in diced ham and bake it all up together. Then it would make a great sweet and savory dish, possibly a great breakfast idea for using Easter leftovers too!

Or serve this like a bread pudding for dessert. You could make a vanilla custard sauce for a finishing touch.

Close up of a dinner plate with scalloped pineapple, slices of ham, and roasted brussels sprouts.

Make it even more pineapple loaded by using Hawaiian rolls for the base. Just cube them up and toss them in the mix in place of the bread.

Or for a bit more salt and crunch, try making fresh pineapple casserole. It uses crackers and cheese to make a great sweet and salty dish.

Have you ever had a recipe pester you for months on end until you finally made it? What are your favorite holidays side dishes?

Close up of scalloped pineapple casserole topped with pineapple ring and maraschino cherry.

Scalloped Pineapple

Carlee
Scalloped pineapple is a perfect slightly sweet side dish to go along with a salty ham dinner. It will feel right at home on your holiday plate!
4.88 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 18 Servings
Calories 204 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 20 oz can pineapple rings
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 slices bread cubed
  • 3 maraschino cherries optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 inch pan
  • Drain the cans of pineapple. Remove three pineapple rings and set aside for garnish. Roughly chop the remaining rings.
    20 oz can pineapple rings, 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
    ½ cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well between each.
    6 large eggs
  • Stir in the salt, lemon juice, pineapple (except for the reserved rings) and bread.
    ½ teaspoons salt, 3 Tablespoons lemon juice, 12 slices bread
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes to an hour or until golden.
  • Garnish with reserved pineapple rings and cherries if desired.
    3 maraschino cherries

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 226mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20g
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Gloria

Wednesday 16th of January 2019

It looks delicious! What kind of bread do you use?

Carlee

Monday 21st of January 2019

I just used plain jane white bread

Amy

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

I do like pineapple and this recipe sounds very intriguing. I'm going to have to try it. Thank you for trying it out and then sharing it.

Carlee

Friday 20th of April 2018

I couldn't help but to give it a go, I was too curious to not make it! <3 My family was curious too, so it was fun to try it with everyone!

Debbie

Wednesday 11th of April 2018

Hi Carlee, salty ham and sweet pineapple are a match made in heaven. I have never heard of anything like this recipe before either, but it sounds a perfect side for ham. Making a sourdough starter was a recipe that pestered me (if that counts), when I finally made it, it felt like an itch that was finally scratched!

xx

Carlee

Friday 20th of April 2018

I am so glad you got your starter going! This recipe was one of those that I couldn't quite wrap my head around what it would be like, so I had to make it. Luckily my family was happy to try it as well!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 11th of April 2018

How interesting! I have to see if my aunt has ever heard of this! It intrigues me, but I will probably cut the recipe in half the first time just to see how it goes over!

Carlee

Friday 20th of April 2018

That's probably not a bad idea! My husband did like it more than he thought he would (he's not usually into sweet sides), but we'd have trouble eating a whole batch by ourselves!

Unknown

Tuesday 10th of April 2018

I've never heard of it or eaten it before! I am intrigued. We're eaters so I kinda think we'd dig this recipe!

Carlee

Friday 20th of April 2018

I had heard of it but never had it, so I had to give it a go! (and we're eaters too!)