Pineapple Cheddar Casserole

With the holiday baking season once again upon us, I wanted to share this Easy & Yummy Recipe.  It’s a modified Paula Deen recipe.  Personally, I like  the flavor of the pineapple with a little less sugar and butter to serve as a side dish.  If you want to serve it for dessert, double the sugar and butter (per Paula Deen’s original recipe).
This is great hot, warm, or cold… And it’s sooooo easy!!!  Yummmm.
1/2 Cup   Sugar
6 -8  Tablespoons all-purpose Flour
2 Cups grated sharp cheddar
2 (20-ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained, and 6 tablespoons pineapple juice reserved
1 Cup cracker crumbs (recommended: Townhouse)
4  Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.In a large bowl, stir together the sugar and flour. Gradually stir in the cheese. Add the drained pineapple chunks, and stir until ingredients are well combined. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish.

In another medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and reserved pineapple juice, stirring with a rubber spatula until evenly blended. Spread crumb mixture on top of pineapple mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.