Holidays, Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans

The table is set

fall place setting

In orange and blue


There’s plenty of cooking still left to do~

coastal Thanksgiving

With everything in place for the venue, all that was left was choosing the menu

his 2

The menu that won, was the one above, from my son

Her menu

But Thanksgiving Eve, we pushed up our sleeves….and decided to try Her Pineapple and Ham

baked pineapple with pecans

It was so good, we didn’t even need yams!

Pineapple Bake with butter crumb topping

All this to say

pineapple casserole with pecans

Happy Thanksgiving today!

This baked pineapple casserole is a tried a true Southern staple, appearing on the table at brunches, luncheons, and dinners.

My friend Kim, Heart for Dixie, and I are gathering all things Southern as part of our Secret Project, and she asked me to make this family recipe for her…it seems like every time she makes it, something goes wonky, and it has even been referred to as her Pine Straw Casserole because one time it was so dry!!  She was trying to make it healthier by using non fat cheese…Kim, what were you thinking???  Any Southern gal knows you can’t cook with non fat cheese!!!

I promise that it’s easy to make, and ours turned out perfect!   I did take some liberty and add some good ole Southern pecans, which are kind of like bacon, they make everything better!

It is very sweet, so I serve it more like a relish or a jam,  than a side dish.  It’s a great compliment to ham, bacon, pork, BBQ.

Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 T flour
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple tidbits drained reserving 1/4 cup juice
  • 16-20 round buttery crackers {I used Keebler Toasted Buttercrisp}
  • 4 T butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves or pecan pieces {optional}


  • Spray a small casserole dish with cooking oil spray. Stir sugar and flour together in a medium bowl. Add the cheese and toss to coat. Add the drained pineapple tidbits and combine well. Add 1 to 3 T pineapple juice, until mix is moist but not runny.
  • Pour into prepared casserole dish. Top with a generous layer of pecan halves.
  • Melt butter and crumble crackers into butter, using enough crackers to absorb the butter, but not be too dry. Sprinkle cracker crumbs over top of casserole. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until set and heated through
  • Make up to 24 hours ahead and store covered in refrigerator.
Keyword baked pineapple, pineapple and pecans, pineapple casserole, pineapple,, Southern side dish
Pineapple Collage

The pecans really help balance the sweetness


You can literally prep this in 5 minutes, easy peasy!

Pineapple Bake with butter crumb topping

Scalloped Pineapple is a great complement to breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner

Pineapple Pecan Bake


burlap turkey bottle topper 1

Be sure to check out another fabulous Southern Family Favorite from Kim, Million $ Pound Cake, and visit her new blog Heart for Dixie

Million $ Pound Cake

I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


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18 Responses to “Holidays, Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans”
  1. Michelle says:

    Happy Thanksgining! Wishing you and your family a blessed day!🦃😎🌴

  2. Lynn says:

    Very interesting! I’ve tried a pineapple souffle type dish that had eggs before, I think this will be on our Christmas table this year Jenna! Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy that smoked turkey:@)

  3. This sounds like it would be so wonderful with ham. What a delicious menu. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. Your food looks delish and great sounding menus.
    I think the pineapple casserole is a great side with any entree.

  5. It all looks lovely! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Oh this sounds SO delicious!
    I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful long holiday weekend.
    May you have good food, friends and family.

  7. Mary says:

    Jenna, Glad your Thanksgiving was delicious but it couldn’t help but be with all your menu options!

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna, 
    We will just love your Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans, it looks so good.  Hope  you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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