Pineapple Blueberry Crunch Cake

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, plus more for dish
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, in juice
  • 1 (20-ounce) can blueberry pie filling
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish.

Melt 3/4 cup butter in saucepan over low heat.

Pour the pineapple with juice into the casserole dish and evenly spread blueberry pie filling on top. Cover with dry yellow cake mix and top with pecans. Drizzle with melted butter and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.


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One of the best things about this recipe is that you can keep the ingredients in the pantry and put it together in five minutes if unexpected company comes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was terrific and took very little time to assemble. Changes I made: used nonstick cooking spray on the pan used 1 stick butter and 1/2 stick margarine used a 20-oz. can AND an 8-oz. can crushed pineapple, both in unsweetened pineapple juice added a layer of cut up fresh strawberries between the pineapple and the blueberry pie filling mixed the dry cake mix with the melted butter/margarine and dropped the batter pieces across the top to cover Took just 35 minutes to bake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe exactly. Surprise, surprise, I actually like this. I don’t usually use canned ingredients, so I thought I would absolutely hate it. It turns out, that when fresh blue berries (I live near a blueberry farm are out of season and I’m craving for the taste of a blueberry pie. This is a pretty good substitute. It cooks more like the filling in a pie than a cake. But it’s easier to make than a pie, and it’s tasty too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Easter Sunday desert it got rave reviews from everyone I also made it again the other night but this time I used apple instead of the blueberry filling it came out just great and again everyone loved it .Thanks Paula keep up the good work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so very good...my dear sweet grandmother made one very simular to this but with fruit cocktail, everything else the same. I love Paula Deen, and have never made anthing by her I didn't love!!! Keep it up Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
You will not believe how easy and delicious this is. A real crowdpleaser for a little cost. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This desert was very delish. I used all fresh fruit. Instead of using boxed cake mix I use graham crackers that I put in a blender. I also sprinkle a little truvia on top of the graham cracker for the no calorie sweetener. This way it was very it was a healthy desert. Next time I will try parkay spray butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A second note. When we made this we used one stick of butter and cut it in slices and placed on top. Our favorite was using one can of crushed pineapple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was wonderful as it was. When I start a recipe for the first time, I make it as it is written. It was made along with the other recipes from the Rise and Shine Episode for a Sunday Dinner. All recipes were so good we have had requests to repeat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would say its much easier to mix the cake mix with butter and toss it ...I add some veg oil to keep the cake moist for a long time ... If the bluberry filling made its way through the cake ..it's not a big mess ...enjoy eating and share it !! the flavor is EPIC !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What an easy recipe! Better yet, I use FRESH BLUEBERRIES when in season or on sale. I'd use 3 cups to substitute for canned. Also use canned or FRESH pineapple that is in natural juice. Finally, sprinkle 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar over the top before baking to make the nuts even nuttier. Tent with foil to prevent top getting too brown. Paula, love ya and your cousins in Albany. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Phenomenal! SO easy, this QUICKLY became a family favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making this recipe for years. The only difference is that the old Duncan Hines "Dump Cake" recipe called for cherry pie filling. Many switch this out anyway. I've made it with blueberries, as my recipe called for, or strawberries. Either way was good. Too much sweetness and butter though, but these can be adjusted by adding fruit instead of pie filling and cutting butter down to 1/4 cup. It's still good and MUCH healthier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband won't eat pineapple. I used 2 jars of Del Monte mixed fruits in light syrup, I drained and then rinsed it to cut down on the sweetness I had read about as a problem in some of the reviews. I then topped it with a can of cherry pie filling and a box of Butter flavor cake mix. I added just a quarter cup more melted butter to completely cover the dry cake mix and a cup of chopped walnuts. It was great and it disappeared as fast as the other reviews said it would. I do agree w/ several posts saying this recipe was a Paula's variation on a dump cake recipe, she should have made that clear. I see that often in "church cookbooks". You should be honest and not claim it is an original recipe of yours if it's not. I once saw an episode of Hungry Girl talking about the diet coke cake and different flavor variations as if it was her idea, I nearly choked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good.. I did make a few changes after reading some views. I used frozen blueberries so it wouldn't be to sweet. I also cut back on the butter. It was delish!! Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. Perfect summer dessert. I made it with pineapple and cherry pie filling. So good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
sweet!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Actually, I substituted a can of blackberries and a can of raspberries for the pineapple and blueberries. It was delicious! Very easy to make. If you top it with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, you can't go wrong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fast, easy and very good. This is my third time making it. I must say though, the smoked sausage is hard to keep lit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE this and so does everyone I have made it for warm from the oven with ice cream and whipped cream is the favorite among most but it is also loved just the way it is the next day thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great and simple. I have used this recipe over and over, and it is always a hit. Have tried different fillings, and loved them all. Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
this cake is awesome! I have used many different cake mix types as well is fillings and they all turn out great! my family's favorite is chocolate cake with cherry pie filling! my favorite is lemon cake with a mango jam and a little orange juice! It's so easy but tastes so decadent! Thank you, thank you, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a hit with my family, friends, and even co-workers. I love orginal recipe with the blueberry, but there are time where I want to change it up and add a can of cherry mix. Everyone loves that just as well and now I have two different recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dessert but I change the cake to a lemon cake mix. This dessert was a hit at the football party that I made it for. The guys were going back for seconds and more. It was really easy to make also so I did not have to spend time cooking or preparing and not watching the game. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is ultra simple, and also ultra sweet. If you need to whip together a dessert from stuff that you might have in your pantry, this one is a good choice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was sooooo easy. I used cherry pie filling the second time I made it and it wasn't as sweet. Served warm with vanilla ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very sweet and buttery. I used cherry pie filling instead of blueberry, because that's what I had on hand. I thought it was a little too rich by itself, but if you serve it warm with vanilla ice cream (I used low fat vanilla frozen yogurt, less guilt, it makes an excellent pairing. I used gluten-free yellow cake mix. I loved how easy it was to bake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had seen it on Paula Dean show, and made it for my husbands birthday...it was a hit soo quick, easy and very non expensive...just right for the occasion..love Paula Dean show great and easy recipes. thks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
Got asked to a cookout with some new friends and was asked to bring something sweet. It was short notice and needed something quick and easy. Since it was summer I was thinking blueberries, so I did a quick search and came across this recipe. My friends loved it and everyone wanted the recipe. Served it warm with vanilla ice cream!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight ...very easy but about 3 spoons in my family winced and said "Too Sweet". Love ya Paula.This one wasn't for us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. It definately was on the sweeter side but it wasn't too sweet. We used cherry pie filling instead of blueberries and the cherries gave it a tartness which balanced out the sweet taste. All in all, very delicous recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake just like the recipe suggested and it turned out just GREAT! Served it to our daughters family while visiting and it was a wonderful hit and daughter said she could not wait to make it for her friends in Minnesota. SO EASY!!! SO GOOD!!! EMMMM GREAT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Disappointing. Maybe it would be good over vanilla ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and tasty.... Yet another great recipe from Paula....Will make again forsure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really Really good I used fresh blueberrys instead of caned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved it and it was sooooo easy to make. Serve it warm with ice cream mmmmmmm item not reviewed by moderator and published
Needed something quick for cookout this evening with family. Keep going in my kitchen to get "another" spoonful'!!!! Everyone loved it....very tasty and so easy!! Love you Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this a few weeks ago for my husband and adult sons. I barely had a chance to taste it before it was gone!! They loved it! I'm going to make it tonight for my parents, and this time I hope I get to enjoy a little of it :). item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is an old Duncan Hines yellow cake mix recipe. have made it many, many times for years. Not original to Paula Deen. shame on you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy, and enjoyed! Maybe next time will experiment with cherry and chocolate for variety. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my friendsand family loved this cake. ilove paula deen show and her food. she is one hell of a cook i would love to cook like her. from sebring bring florida. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family the other evening and they loved it. The next time i'm going to try a different kind of fruit instead of the pineapples. Thanks Paula!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of the BEST desserts you can make. Easy Easy and GOOD Yum Yum... In fact I am baking this for my kids and grandkids for Easter Dessert this Sunday... Thanks Paula. I am not a baker, but you couldn't tell when I make this item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very easy recipe and very tasty. My granddaughters love blueberries. I made it right from the recipe and did't change a thing. Baked it according to the given temperature and it came out very tasty. Keep going Paula. thanks Grandmere'Oh! next time I will try peaches. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the instructions, but my cake remained powdery in spots on top even though I covered it completely with the melted butter. Did not care for the yellow cake flavor either (that is probably just "me"). Don't think I will make this one again. Sorry, Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very yummy. A definite win! Used walnuts instead of almonds and still awesome :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
So rich and yummy...not to mention super easy. I definitely think this will be my "go to" dessert recipe from here on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 5 yr old and I followed this recipe almost exactly (I ran the pecans thru our food processor so they weren't so chunky. It was delicious (maybe a tad sweet! The cake batter does not cook up like a cake, so it's more of a cobbler, but it's super easy and tasty! Will definitely make this again w/other fruit combos! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this recipe recently with peach pie filling and it was delicious! Used two cans because it didn't come in 20 oz. size and it still came out perfectly! What a great go-to recipe!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it seemed easy to make. However, after 40 minutes it seemed like the cake mixture was not cooked fully. Another 20 minutes and I finally took it out. Cake mix still very dry. Did it need more butter? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just couldn't wait to make this simple recipe. However it was with disastrous results. The butter being "drizzled" over the top didn't cover the cake mix and consequently when the time was up I opened the oven door and what a surprise. I added additional butter and mixed all the ingredients together and baked for another 15 minutes. When that was finished I had a big pan of not a pretty picture. It tasted good but looked bad. This is very similar to another Christmas recipe with canned cranberry sauce and apple pie filling and cake mix which is completely mixed with butter, cinnamon & nutmeg and that comes out beautifully. I wish I had done that with this recipe but instead followed what I saw on TV to the letter. Will try again but will mix ingredients together before baking. Cant't believe only 2 other people had this problem! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used Pineapples and blackberry pie filling omg it was yummmmmmy item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was sooooo delicious!! All my guest wanted the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dessert is the most delicious and easy one yet..I took this yesterday to a family function and it was a big hit..I warmed it up, put a scoop of ice cream on top and it tasted like a million bucks..I will definitely be making this dessert a lot..thanks for the great recipe Paula.. angela item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy to make and satisfied the most pickiest of eaters. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love this recipe. it is so easy and delicious. i used canned peaches in their own juice instead of the pineapples and it is great. i can't wait to try different fruits. item not reviewed by moderator and published
brings summer to a winter day, easy, and taste wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very quick and simple recipe which received rave reviews from everyone at the potluck! Just wish there had been some leftover to take home! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe. I made a different version of this though. Instead of pineapples and blueberries I used cherries. I also used just the pineapple juice off a can of crushed pineapples since we really dont like pineapples as a sweet dessert. It turned out perfect. Next I am gonna try peaches. This dessert can be made many different ways. My sister used a pineapple cake mix and she said it was superb. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent dessert,very good, very easy,very simple and "delicioso".Thank Paula for shared this wonderful recipe. :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and son absolutely LOVED it!!!!!! I am not a sweets eater, so I never base anything on my opinion. FYI...I've made something very similar to this using peaches, toffee chips, and pecans. I was told it was great too. It was called Peach Crunch Cake, and it was on the back of the peach pie filling can. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think naming it a cake is a great mis-nomer. I had to shovel it into sherbet cups and cover the mess with whipped cream. It is so sweet it could put someone into diabetic shock. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great dessert everyone loved it! I'm asked to bring this every time. I have loved all your recipes that I have tried. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was GREAT & 3 of us finished it in 2 days. Since its so easy, I'm going to try the cherry version as well. Thanks to the cool chick who sent this to me :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandma had a recipe similar to this except she used cherries instead of blueberries and walnuts instead of pecans, it was called a "Dump Cake" I guess this is a classic southern recipe. It's good like this but I like my grammie's better item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wrote the recipes down when you where cooking it and tried it later. It turned out superb. My neice begs me to cook it. I now have the official recipe to give her. I love your show, you and your sons, Michael too. See you in Savannah soon. LOL item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for a church picnic. Everybody wanted the recipe! If I have some extra blueberries (fresh or frozen) I'll add them to the blueberry pie filling. Thanks Paula for a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very skeptical of this recipe. I know Paula Deen makes good food but I had my guard up. Let me just say, my BFF, her husband and my husband loved this cake. I called it "A cake that is a cake but not a cake." I was just so delicious whether it is served hot or cold. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a dessert to make for a dinner party, and thought this would be good...and it was great! It takes about 5 minutes to put this together, and tastes really good....and as others have mentioned, the combinations of fruit filling and cake toppings are really endless. I made the recipe as written - but substituted slivered almonds for the topping. Don't be afraid to serve this right out of the fridge...its really good. Will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and so good. I've made this for functions at work and family outings....everybody loves when I make this. Thanks Paula for the wonderful yummy recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe, the 1st time, using 1/2 blueberries and 1/2 cherries...OMGoodness; it was so good and the family loved it. I've done it two, more times using the original recipe and using peach pie filling (looks and tastes like a peach cobbler). I have in my pantry several, different pie fillings and cake mixes; cannot wait to try variations. Note that Comstock has some special edition fillings for the fall: mixed berries and apple w/ cranberries. Thinking of trying the strawberry filling w/ strawberry cake mix (also w/ mixed berry). Wonderful presentation; good enough for elegant dinner parties! Thanks, Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We use to call this a "dump cake" but we did it with cherries, however Paula, I loved your addition of the pecans. It took the cake to a whole other level. I took the cake to a church picnic this weekend and people were raving about it. I thought well I better taste it myself before it's all gone and when I did? I couldn't do anything but moan. It was wonderful. I never thought to use blueberry and pineapple together either. Thank you Paula for such a wonderful treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never made "dump" cake before this is just way too easy!!! I used lemon cake mix and changed up the pineapple with sugar free peaches. My husband thinks that I spent alot of time on this (it took all of 5 minutes if that). Love this recipe perfect for a quick fix. Thanks Paula this is now in my recipe box YUMMY!!!!!. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our family loves banana splits so I made this cake using the pineapple, strawberry pie filling and a small banana(sliced), followed by the cake mix and then I used walnuts instead of pecans (the hubby is allergic to pecans). I also added 2 teaspoons of banana extract to the melted butter. I baked it as Paula directed and once it came out of the over I drizzled it with a little chocolate syrup. It came put fantastic. All the favors of a banana split in a quick and easy cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I totally enjoyed making and eating this dessert. I substituted the blueberries with cheeries and it was super easy and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so anxious to try this easy recipe that I ran out and bought the ingredients immediately. My family tasted it and hated it. I had to throw almost the whole thing away. It was extremely sweet and there was a crunch, but no cake consistency. I'm extremly surprised at all the positive comments. I'll never make this again. Sorry Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake yesterday but insteadi used strawberry filling instead.and i flipped it over..note flour the cassarole dish. ♥♥♥G.A item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family for dessert tonight. We had lots of fresh blueberries so we used them instead of canned pie filling. My husband doesn't like pecans so we used slivered almonds. I also substituted pineapple supreme cake mix for the yellow cake mix (didn't have yellow but did have pineapple on hand). It was delicious and very easy. My two daughters (ages 7 & 5) helped and loved being a "chef." item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was quick and easy. I took this to a dinner in my neighborhood and it was a big hit. Everyone loved it. I had made something like this years ago, instead of blueberries I used Cherry pie filling, a can of sour pitted cherries, coconut and pecans in the filling. Tbis is one of those reicpes you can make your own. Thanks Paula for a another great recipe !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a recipe that I had used "many" years ago and lost. It called for apple pie filling instead of blueberry and was called Apple Dump Cake. It is soooooooooo good! Thank you Paula for giving me back an old favorite! Can't wait to make it again....and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out so delicious. Love the crunch topping--think I'll try more pecans next time. Did think it was overly sweet though and I love sweet things. Next time will use a no sugar added filling with Splenda. Can't wait to try other flavor combinations. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe at home and my husband really liked it. He suggested I make it to take to our next function. When I took it, several people asked for the recipe. That's always my deciding factor to determine if people really liked what you made, so...success!!! Thanks for the great recipe and keep up the good work! Deshirl item not reviewed by moderator and published
First I tried making it for a crowd in a larger pan and used cherries. For that same event, I also made some cooked apples. The cherries were too tart...but one of my sons mixed the apples with the cherry..OMG, simply heaven! Then I made it with the bluebery and made one with apple. I cooked the apples with some butter, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg...just enough to marry the flavors. I used 2 - 20oz cans...can probably just use 1 1/2 cans (added a little water because didn't know if I would get enough coverage over the pineapple). We reached heaven again! Not a HUGE fan of blueberry, BUT, they were not really tart and the crunch from the pecans...OMG! For us, the amount of butter was great. WARNING - don't try to double the cake mix because it won't cook all of the way thru properly. When I made the large pan, I noticed some parts didn't have butter covering the mix so I had to add a little more...no biggie. But if you double the mix, it takes a bit longer to cook. AND when I made the regular size pan, I tried to make sure the cake mix (peeking through the pecans) was moist with the butter so if it took a little more butter...so what! To the people who have trouble finding blueberry...the major grocery chains and Wal-Mart carry COMSTOCK and Wal-Mart brands for about $2.39 - $2.69 per can. I have a family of 7 and between my husband and 5 children...just gotta make 2 pans! Quick and Easy! Good dessert to teach children. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband, toddler and I all loved this. My husband already requested that I make again. Definitely a great comfort food! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy to make and everyone I have served it to loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
a great dessert, easy and yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved it and could hardly wait for it to cool to try it for the first time. However, we found we liked it better the next day COLD! My kids even loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter Desiree' made this for Mother's day and it is fantastic! The family had a hard time waiting for it to cool down! Everyone loved it and the fact that is is so simple makes it a keeper recipe for our family cookbook. We love Paula! Linda Wright item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did try this another way. I used cherry pie filling and a chocolate cake mix but left everything else the same. It was good but I think the bluberry and yellow cake mix is the best combination. Everybody at my house loved them both. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so delicious and very easy to make. I didn't use the pecans, because I don't like them and it was still wonderful. My husband keeps raving about how much he liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nothing more to say!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What's easier then dumping stuff out of a can/box/bag into a casserole? The recipe makes a lot of servings so this is a quick and cheap recipe if you're having guests over and its short notice. I thought a whole box of cake mix was a bit much, and I'll actually be using about half the amount next time, and will also cut back on the butter. I think the best part of the cake was the addition of the pecans, so don't skip out on the crunch factor! Otherwise, very tasty for such a simple prep. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe because it was soo easy when Paula did it, and yes it was! I wasn't expecting for it to taste as good since they were common ingredients, but I had never tried it, and I loved it! Next time I'll try a different filling. MMM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Has anyone tried this other other fillings other than pineapple? I am thinking of it with trying peaches instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks, Paula....this one is a definite winner! I have tried it with blueberries, as well as cherry and peach pie fillings (with a touch of fresh nutmeg) - so simple for a quick weeknight dessert, but delicious and elegant enough for company! Thanks again, Jennie item not reviewed by moderator and published
I MADE THIS FOR CHURCH. EVERYONE LOVED IT. SO I MADE IT FOR AS A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR A FRIEND OF MINE. SHE DIDN'T(THE BIRTHDAY LADY) DOESN'T LIKE BLUEBERRIES SO I USED STRAWBERRIES INSTEAD. WHEN MY FRIEND BROUGHT BACK MY DISH HE SAID EVERYONE SAID THAT IT WAS WONDERFUL, BUT WASN'T QUITE ENOUGH BONNIE item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hope Cherry & Apple pie filling is as good, Blueberry Pie filling is sooo expensive !! Can't always find the Blueberry pie filling item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula Deen, the Butter Queen! You got that right! I've made this many times- some cookbooks call for slicing the butter (1 stick) & laying it on top of the crumbs. I think next time I make this, I will let the butter soften (1 stick) & then blend with the dry cake mix before sprinkling on top. I love the crunchy, buttery yellow cake crumbs, but there aren't very many if there is too much butter. (gets soggy) Anyway.....my opinion! Always serve warm with vanilla ice cream! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake tasted sooo good! Especially with the butter on the topping. I used cherries instead of blueberries since my husband just loves them. I also sprinkled a lil cinnamon n a touch of nutmeg. I couldn't keep my hands off and everyone I served it to loved it. Im gonna try some of the suggestions that I read in the other reviews the next time i make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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