I really love this side dish — admittedly, it isn’t the healthiest. I haven’t tried to adapt the amount of sugar, but I do put a minimum amount of butter on it.
If you serve ham for Christmas, I recommend making this for something different this year. It’s delicious with ham/pork! And it re-heats well.
Since it’s an old 1950’s-1960’s recipe, it’s written a little vague, but here it is!
You probably don’t need more than a 1 1/2 qt or so casserole for this, unless you’re doubling the recipe!
(Old family cookbook)
1-20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
– Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
– Pour into a casserole dish (2-4 quart work best, I think)
– Dot the top with butter (I use about 2.5 tbsp, broken into small pieces)
– Sprinkle with cinnamon
– Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.