Hot Pineapple Side Dish

1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2/3 cup coarsly crushed saltines (14 crackers)

Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice; set aside. In a small bowl, combine sugar and flour. Add the butter and 1 cup cheese; mix well. Gently stir in pineapple.

Pour into a greased 1-1/2 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle crushed crackers on top; drizzle with reserved pineapple juice. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30-35 min. or until bubbly around the edges. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Yield 6 servings