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.
    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.
    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.
     
    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.
    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
    You will not believe how easy and delicious this is. A real crowdpleaser for a little cost.
    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.
    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. 
    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.
    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 !!
    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.
    Phenomenal! SO easy, this QUICKLY became a family favorite!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Very tasty. Perfect summer dessert. I made it with pineapple and cherry pie filling. So good.
    sweet!!!
    Delicious!
    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.
    Fast, easy and very good. This is my third time making it. I must say though, the smoked sausage is hard to keep lit.
    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
    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
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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!!!
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