Quick to make and as big as Texas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Pour pie filling into 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with pineapple. Do not stir. Sprinkle cake mix over pineapple. Sprinkle coconut over cake mix. Sprinkle nuts over coconut and pour melted margarine over all.

  • Bake 40 minutes, until top is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 42.3g 14% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 330.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
I added almond extract into the cherry pie filling and sprinkled 1/2 cup brown sugar over the fruit. I followed the advice of Mommaward and mixed the melted butter into the cake mix. I only used 3/4 cup butter sprinkled about 1/2 cup pecans over all did not add coconut. It was delicious. Nice crunch on top cobbler-ish in the bottom. I will try it with peach pie filling. Great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
We all thought this was awful. It was just a batch of bad tasting slop. Sorry. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
I added almond extract into the cherry pie filling and sprinkled 1/2 cup brown sugar over the fruit. I followed the advice of Mommaward and mixed the melted butter into the cake mix. I only used 3/4 cup butter sprinkled about 1/2 cup pecans over all did not add coconut. It was delicious. Nice crunch on top cobbler-ish in the bottom. I will try it with peach pie filling. Great recipe! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
I also am from Texas and we call this "dump cake". I have altered it a bit for my tast. I put the cherry pie filling in the pan with the pineapple and mix together. Melt one stick of butter and mix in with the cake mix. Makes it crumbly. Then crumble over the filling. Pecans are optional. Bake until brown. Turns out perfect every time. Other pie fillings are good too or fresh peaches(great). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I submitted this recipe. There is a mistake on the coconut. My grandmother use to make this all the time and she used a can of angel flake coconut. This is also very good with strawberry pie filling! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/09/2003
We all thought this was awful. It was just a batch of bad tasting slop. Sorry. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
In the Southeast (I'm from Tennessee) we call this Cherry Surprise and make it like this: Grease baking dish dump 2 cans cherry filling into it and spread out evenly evenly distribute about 2 cups whole pecans on top of the cherry filling spread the cake mix out evenly on top of the pecans and slice 1 stick of butter into thin pieces and distribute evenly on top of cake mix. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Very easy and delicious result! Every time I make this people ask me for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
Great pie! I only used 1 cup of coconut and then sprinkled about 1/2 cup brown sugar over the cake mix before baking. Ummm! I think it would be better without the pineapple and instead use two cans of pie filling. Will try peach and apple in the future. Awesome crust for any cobbler! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I made this recipe for a company picnic and it turned out great. People went back for seconds and thirds. Very easy to fix and only one pan to clean. I thought that the 21/2 cups of coconut was a little much next time I will cut the amount down but this is a keeper for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2005
This dessert is HEAVENLY!!!!!! It was so easy to make too! My kids enjoyed putting the dessert together. I cant wait to try it again. definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
We loved this recipe. My husband finished off the whole thing in two nights! Next time I make it I'm going to use two cans of pie filling. Also I added the pecans on top during the last 15 minutes of cooking to prevent them from scorching. Thanks Lea Ann! Read More
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