Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tropical Cherry Dessert

Happy Valentines Day! Ryan and I decided to celebrate a "night-in" for the holiday. We had a wonderful dinner (see tomorrow's posting) and finished it off with a delicious dessert. I wanted to make something sweet but I didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. My family calls this Dump Cake because all you have to do is dump all of the ingredients into a pan and bake. (I call it Tropical Cherry Dessert because it sounds just a little more appetizing.) This dessert reminds me of a cherry cobbler. (You can also use blueberry pie filling if you'd like.) The pineapple and cherry are sweet and tart and the coconut and pecans add the perfect amount of crunch. Enjoy Tropical Cherry Dessert with the ones you love!!
Tropical Cherry Dessert
2 - 21 oz cans cherry pie filling
1 - 20 oz can pineapple chunks, drained
1 box white cake mix
1 c. coconut flakes
1 c. finely chopped pecans
3/4 c. melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Layer ingredients in the pan in the order given. Bake for one hour. Store in the refrigerator.
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1 comment:

  1. Have you had this version?
    28 oz (I think) can of peach slices
    1 box yellow cake mix
    2 - 4 TBSP butter

    Dump peaches, juice & all, in 11 x 7 pan, sprinkle cake mix on top. Cut butter into small chunks and top. Bake at 350 until juice is bubbling, butter is melted and topping is lightly browned.

    Be warned - it's very addictive! The husband and I could easily eat the pan, just the two of us, so we only make it when others are over. There's never any left over.