Easter Earthquake Pineapple Soufflé

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After last Sunday’s 7.2 quake hit 100 miles east of our house, we were glad to gather together with friends for a comfort-food supper. My pal Jan brought a pineapple soufflé, a traditional Midwestern dish, to pair with the Easter ham and creamy horseradish sauce. We decided to rename her recipe: “Easter Earthquake Pineapple Soufflé”.

It is more of a bread pudding, in my opinion, but I never argue with anyone from North Dakota. I have cut the butter and sugar and played with some of the ingredients. Canned fruit works fine, as long as you buy the pineapple packed in its own juice. Don’t knock this until you try it!

Serves 4

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, well-drained
  • 5 slices brioche bread, crusts removed and cut into cubes
  • 1 pinch kosher salt (generous)
  • 1 pinch cayenne (generous)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cream butter and sugar together in mixer. Add eggs one at a time. Drain and add pineapple.  Add cubed brioche, salt and cayenne. Mix well.

3. Spoon into buttered soufflé dish and bake 45-50 minutes, or until top has lightly browned.

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2 Responses to Easter Earthquake Pineapple Soufflé

  1. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence March 31, 2015 at 6:45 am #

    I remember that earthquake!! I wasn’t blogging at the time, but I deep in a culinary exploration phase. If I remember correctly, I was making first-attempt macarons when the earthquake hit! I had bowls and baking sheets all over the kitchen. Luckily, nothing fell! Such a fun idea that you created a tradition out of it 🙂

    • Liz March 31, 2015 at 8:48 am #

      Brandon, I will never forget how it seems to go on and on for so long – one of my grandmother’s dishes fell out of the cabinet and broke…

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