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Rusty's Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Sauce
Prep: 20 min, Cook: 55 min.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1-1/4 lbs. unsweetened pineapple slices, drained, juice reserved
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups whipped cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt 1/3 cup butter in a 9x9 inch baking dish (or 10 inch round cake pan) in the oven. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar and cover with a single layer of pineapple slices. Place pecan halves in center of rings and any other available spaces. Set aside.

Sift next 4 ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add milk, vanilla and 1/3 cup softened butter. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour over pineapple and bake 40-50 minutes until a tester comes out clean when inserted in center of cake.

Meanwhile, combine 1/3 cup brown sugar with cornstarch. Mix thoroughly to remove any lumps. Add enough water to pineapple juice to measure 1 cup and stir into brown sugar mixture. Bring to a boil over medium high heat or in microwave, stirring frequently until just thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 Tbs. butter and lemon juice. Serve over cake with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Options: Substitute maraschino cherries, or other dried fruit in the center of the pineapple slices when arranging.

This recipe serves 6 people. Due to the nature of this recipe, it adjusts the number of servings in multiples of 6 only.

Per serving: calories 668, fat 32.0g, 42% calories from fat, cholesterol 119mg, protein 6.0g, carbohydrates 95.0g, fiber 1.9g, sugar 72.5g, sodium 98mg, diet points 16.2.

Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.1, Vegetable: 0.0, Fruit: 0.5, Bread: 1.3, Lean meat: 0.3, Fat: 6.0, Sugar: 3.5, Very lean meat protein: 0.0

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