This is one of my very favorite Sweet Potato Queen recipes. I believe this was originally in The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, but I know it's in The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook. This qualifies for both regular food and Southern Funeral Food. The last time I took this to a funeral luncheon I thought those folks were going to eat the flowers off my bowl. This is great with any pork or chicken dish.
Miss Lexie's Pineapple Casserole
"You want to drain a 20-ounce can of pineapple (in its own juice) chunks or tidbits. Save 3 tablespoons of the juice and mix it up with 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir that mixture in with the pineapple and 1 cup sharp grated cheese. I have never tried making this with fat-free cheese and would personally consider the act to be blasphemous, but I have used some reduced-fat cheese when it was all I had and it came out okay. Dump all that into a greased casserole dish. Melt 1 stick butter and stir it up with 1/2 cup Ritz crackers and put all that on top of the pineapple stuff and bake it at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, and prepare to be comforted."
So says the Queenly of the Queens.