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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!
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).
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.
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!
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.
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!