Recipe by LTEDFORD
"Quick to make and as big as Texas."
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1 (21 ounce) can
cherry pie filling
1 (15 ounce) can
crushed pineapple with juice
1 (18.25 ounce) package
butter cake mix
2 1/2 cups
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!
We all thought this was awful. It was just a batch of bad tasting slop. Sorry.
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).
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 173
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