Pineapple Cherry Crunch with Salted-Caramel Pecans

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings


  • 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, undrained
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box butter cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or recipe for Salted Caramel Pecans in blog post
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine pie filling, pineapple and sugar and pour into a 13 x 9x 2-inch casserole dish.
  2. Cut butter into the cake mix and mix until mixture is coarse like cornmeal. Sprinkle evenly over the cherry mixture.
  3. Bake or 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle nuts on top and continue baking for 10 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve with Ice cream or whipped cream.