Monday, September 17, 2012
I am joining Tammy "Country Girl at Home"
Years ago I had a bit of a pineapple casserole that tasted mighty fine. I cannot remember who made it.
I decided to try Paula Deen's recipe for Pineapple Casserole. It looked about like all the others I found.
So I gathered my ingredients for half the recipe.. not pictured is the flour that I forgot to set out. I soon remembered. I used Splenda instead of sugar.... I read many recipes that substituted.
I buttered a 11"x7" dish and thoroughly mixed the flour, cheese and pineapple together.
I mixed the crumbs together.... which I used just half a sleeve and it equaled over a half of a cup.... with the butter and pineapple juice. It was right soggy looking and you can barely tell I spread it on top.
My version does not look as pretty as Paula's :-(
sniff... sniff... failure
I might should have used a deeper dish. I could have let the top brown more, but the bottom was getting too brown.
It tasted okay, but a little on the greasy side and not near as good as the one I tasted at the family gathering. I do not think the Splenda had to do much with the results. I think it was the soggy, greasy crackers.
I think I'm going to ask around and see if I can find out who made the one I tasted.
Paula's Recipe... maybe you will have better luck than I did.
Paula is from my hometown and I love her even though I do not have success with all her recipes.