Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A lot of the time I cook a particular dish because something in my kitchen needs used TODAY. 

A few days ago I had a big bowl full of fresh pineapple that wasn't going to get used eating it a little at a time with meals.  It sounds crazy but sometimes we get so busy we have a difficult time using up the fresh produce before it bites the dust.  So much running in and out and grabbing easy fruit like apples and bananas that don't require a bowl and fork.  Wasting produce is unacceptable so I set my mind toward using up the pineapple and of course the first thing that comes to my mind is.....

Pineapple Upside Down Cake - another cake that is good for dessert or breakfast :) 
I used a modified recipe from my good old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. 
Everyone should have this cookbook, especially new cooks, it has a lot of basic recipes.

You know it's gonna be good stuff when you start by melting butter in a cast iron skillet.

Then add brown sugar, fruit and nuts.  The nuts were my first addition to the recipe.

Then you mix up the batter and spread that over the pineapple. 
I added a bit of cinnamon to the batter 'cause cinnamon is awesome.

Bake it to golden crunchy perfection

Cool as long as you can before the family insists on eating it. 
We like to serve smother it with whipped cream.

Here's the recipe! Don't forget to add the pecans and cinnamon!
I used Butter Crisco for the shortening. 
It's not very thick so I'd call this 4 large servings or 6 small ones.

Maybe the best part is that you serve it warm, only 5 minutes to wait after it comes out of the oven.  Or maybe it's the pineapple, the pecans and the cinnamon.

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Missy Fucci said...

Thanks for posting this! I used to make this same recipe from BH&G cookbook when I was in high school and my sister loved it! Every year she requests pineapple upside down cake for her birthday and it never quite lives up to this original recipe I used back then. I'll definitely try your suggestion of adding cinnamon/nuts...yum yum!

Missy Fucci said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I used to make this same recipe back in high school and my sister loved it. Every year for her birthday she requests a pineapple upside down cake and none of them have lived up to this recipe. I am glad to have rediscovered it, thanks again! (I will definitely have to try your suggestions of cinnamon and nuts, yum yum! When I used to make this I would always double the brown sugar butter mixture that goes in the bottom of the pan)

DottyP said...

I just retired and I'm in Orlando. It's my husband's birthday and this recipe is in Maine. :-( When I saw the smudge it made me homesick...mine has plenty of smudges, too! Someday I'll try your extras but today God bless you for the original recipe.