We have not made this dessert in over 6 years and I don’t know why its been so long! It was one of my grandfather’s favorite desserts and we thought of him as we made it tonight. It comes from “The Dove’s Nest Restaurant” cookbook, which has recipes from many historic Texas towns. “Dump Cake” is another name for this Cherry Pineapple Pecan Cobbler since it involves just “dumping” canned fruit, cherries, and cake mix into this cobbler. Super easy, super delicious!
Cherry Pineapple Pecan Cobbler
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup sugar
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1 (2-layer) package butter cake mix
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans (I am not a nut person, so I used only a 1/2 cup of nuts. However, they tasted so crunchy and delicious, I wished I had used the whole cup!)
1. Spread the undrained pineapple in the bottom of a buttered 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with the sugar. Cover with the cherry pie filling.
2. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the cherries. Drizzle with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the pecans.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
4. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.