Cherry-Pineapple Cobbler

This is a very easy dessert to make.  The original name was “dump cake” since you just open things and dump them in the pan.  However, I didn’t find that name too appetizing so I’m calling it Cherry-Pineapple Cobbler now!

This is one of my go-to desserts that I can make in a pinch. I keep the ingredients stocked all the time so I unexpected company arrives for dinner, I can throw together this dessert in about five minutes.  It’s delicious and so, so easy.


  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I used sliced almonds, but pecans are nice too.)
  • 1 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. In a 9″x13″ baking dish spread the crushed pineapple.
  3. Add the cherry pie filling, spreading over the pineapple.

    I made one to take and one for home.

  4. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the fruit.
  5. Using a rubber scraper or spatula, make a few up/down motions through the layers.  Do not stir. This helps the crust to develop into a nice layer and prevents it from having dry powder spots.  See photo below.
  6. Sprinkle on the chopped nuts.

    Note the uneven appearance of the topping from plunging the spatula in and out.

  7. Slice the stick of butter very thinly and place the squares on top of the nuts.

    Ready for the oven.

  8. Bake for 45 -55 minutes, or until the crust is starting to brown.
Sorry, no photo of the finished dish. I forgot to snap a photo before it was all eaten!  I will update when I make it again. This dish is wonderful served warm from the oven, topped with vanilla ice cream.  However, I’ve been known to eat it cold from the fridge the next morning!

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