There’s this common idea that pineapple is only meant for the hot days of summer. But if you were to step into my home, you’d find pineapple dishes year-round!

I know you’ve heard of pineapple upside-down cake and grilled pineapple, but have you heard of pineapple bake?

Maybe not. But this recipe is a forever favorite in my household.

It’s actually a recipe from my husband’s family and one they always serve during the holidays. It’s the perfect side dish to savory ham!

And I’ll tell you what. Since the day I first tried it, I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving or Christmas without it on the table.

Pineapple bake dish

What I love most about this one is that it only requires five ingredients. Better yet, they are ones you might have laying around the house! Butter, eggs, white bread… see?

I also appreciate that it’s super versatile and simple to make. As mentioned, I love enjoying it during the holidays. However, with the warm-weather season quickly approaching, you might want to bake it up this weekend!

Pineapple Bake

Pineapple Bake

Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

This pineapple bake is a hit in my household. We enjoy it during the holidays, during breakfast and even as dessert! But my personal favorite way to enjoy is as a side dish for ham. You have to try it!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 10 slices white bread, cubed
  • 2 (20 oz) cans crushed pineapple, with juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly butter an 9″ x 13″ or 3-qt casserole dish.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together by hand or with a stand mixer. Add the eggs in one at a time. Use a spatula to fold in the bread and pineapple (plus the juice). Stir the mixture gently until just incorporated and then pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  4. Bake for 1 hour until it is light brown and bubbly.
  5. Let the casserole cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

So there you go! A quick, sweet and crowd-pleasing dish you can whip up in just about an hour. Sounds like a winner to me.

Did I mention you can also make this Pineapple Bake for brunch? Or even dessert? The options are really endless… it’s just too good!

From my kitchen to yours,

Jill

For more side dishes, you can check out my blogs here:
Egg Salad 3 Ways
Spinach Balls
Black Bean Avocado Salad