Monday, November 14, 2011

Is it a side, or is it dessert? Pineapple Stuffing

My tummy is so full, I had to come lay on my bed to blog tonight!  I did alot of blog cooking, so there was enough food for an army!  I wish you could have smelled it cooking!  First I smelled the pineapple, then cinnamon and nutmeg, then poultry seasoning in my gravy, it was a party in my nose!

I was recently asked by a fan and high school friend of chefwannabe what she could bring to the Thanksgiving dinner that had everything.  I know how this goes and it is so hard to find something that isn't already being served.  Well, let me tell you, this is your recipe.  This is one thing people love, yet have never eaten before.  They won't know if its a side dish or a dessert.  Its great with any dinner but my family especially loves it with ham.  This was a recipe I got from my mother-in-law, after she made it our first Thanksgiving as a family.  My husband and son went crazy over it.  In fact, as I type my husband is saying,  "I LOVE that pineapple stuffing, I think I would even like it if you stuffed it up a turkey".  Stuffed it "up" a turkey?  Oh my darling husband and his blunt honesty.  It is a blessing and a curse!

I have no change ups or change outs for this one.  It is plain, simple, easy, and uses nothing you likely don't already have in your kitchen.  I hope you try it this holiday season, you will really be pleased with it's taste, it's uniqueness and you will be showered in compliments!

Pineapple Stuffing
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple AND the juice
5-6 slices of white bread cubed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease or spray casserole dish or baking pan.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs one at a time, then add pineapple and bread cubes.  Pour into baking dish and bake for 1 hour.  Let cool 15 minutes at least, before you serve!
Before baking!
I hope you enjoy this unique and fabulous dish!  Holiday blessings to you all as you prepare meals filled with love, tradition and memories for the ones you love!!!

Your "thanksgiving dinner lovin" chefwannabe



  1. Looks wonderful..and a must try for me! Thanks so much for sharing and a blessed Thanksgiving from my home to yours..M.J.

  2. Thank you M.J and the same to you! This is a wonderful dish, I hope you enjoy it!

  3. sounds like it would go good with a pork roast or ham!

  4. Chris,
    This looks and sounds amazing! I will definitely try this for our next big meal. Thanks for sharing :)