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Texas Pie Recipe
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Texas Pie

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"Quick to make and as big as Texas."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch baking dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Pour pie filling into 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with pineapple. Do not stir. Sprinkle cake mix over pineapple. Sprinkle coconut over cake mix. Sprinkle nuts over coconut and pour melted margarine over all.
  3. Bake 40 minutes, until top is golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2006

I added almond extract into the cherry pie filling and sprinkled 1/2 cup brown sugar over the fruit. I followed the advice of Mommaward and mixed the melted butter into the cake mix. I only used 3/4 cup butter, sprinkled about 1/2 cup pecans over all, did not add coconut. It was delicious. Nice crunch on top, cobbler-ish in the bottom. I will try it with peach pie filling. Great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 08, 2003

We all thought this was awful. It was just a batch of bad tasting slop. Sorry.


36 Ratings

Dec 19, 2003

I also am from Texas and we call this "dump cake". I have altered it a bit for my tast. I put the cherry pie filling in the pan with the pineapple and mix together. Melt one stick of butter and mix in with the cake mix. Makes it crumbly. Then crumble over the filling. Pecans are optional. Bake until brown. Turns out perfect every time. Other pie fillings are good too or fresh peaches(great).

Oct 08, 2003

I submitted this recipe. There is a mistake on the coconut. My grandmother use to make this all the time and she used a can of angel flake coconut. This is also very good with strawberry pie filling!

Dec 06, 2006

In the Southeast (I'm from Tennessee), we call this Cherry Surprise and make it like this: Grease baking dish, dump 2 cans cherry filling into it and spread out evenly, evenly distribute about 2 cups whole pecans on top of the cherry filling, spread the cake mix out evenly on top of the pecans, and slice 1 stick of butter into thin pieces and distribute evenly on top of cake mix. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Very easy and delicious result! *Every* time I make this, people ask me for the recipe.

Jul 13, 2005

This dessert is HEAVENLY!!!!!! It was so easy to make too! My kids enjoyed putting the dessert together. I cant wait to try it again. definitely a keeper!

Oct 08, 2003

Great pie! I only used 1 cup of coconut and then sprinkled about 1/2 cup brown sugar over the cake mix before baking. Ummm! I think it would be better without the pineapple and instead use two cans of pie filling. Will try peach and apple in the future. Awesome crust for any cobbler!

Dec 01, 2003

I made this recipe for a company picnic and it turned out great. People went back for seconds and thirds. Very easy to fix and only one pan to clean. I thought that the 21/2 cups of coconut was a little much, next time I will cut the amount down, but this is a keeper for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 331 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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