Y’all trust me when it comes to desserts, right? I thought so.
So, believe me when I say that pineapple + buttery bread crumbs + cheddar cheese is delicious.
I found this little gem of a recipe in my Mom’s recipe collection.
My Mom is a little uneasy sharing recipes with me. Maybe it’s because she’s afraid I’m going to make them better (by adding cheddar cheese) or maybe it’s because she’s worried I will mess up her meticulously organized recipe cards. When I go home to visit, I always request to look through her files. She sits right next to me (so close she’s actually pinning me down with her legs and preventing any sudden arm movement) and doles out the recipe cards one by one. I can’t look at another recipe until I’m done reading the first—not unlike looking at fine jewelry at a store. My Dad finds this absolutely hilarious, and I’m lucky that he always offers to copy the recipes for me in bulk and mail them to me.
If I haven’t told you before, adding cheddar cheese to fruit is a decidedly Texan thing. Don’t knock it ’til you try it. My parents especially love it on canned peaches and pears.
Print this little 5-ingredient recipe, stow it away til the weekend, then pull it out for a slightly fancy Easter brunch side dish. I think it goes especially well with savory breakfast sandwiches or my buttermilk biscuits.