Cranberry Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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1/2 c butter
1 c dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 c pecan or walnut halves
1 c cranberries (fresh)
1 c pineapple (chunks, in juice and drained)
1 pkg yellow or pineapple cake mix
pineapple juice or water (see recipe)

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Sea Sun Recipe
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Urbandale, IA (pop. 39,463)
Member Since Nov 2010
Sea's notes for this recipe:
This is a tangy and refreshing twist on Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

The added color from the tart cranberries makes it a nice addition for the holidays (or anytime!).

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Melt butter in 9x13 inch baking dish in 350 degree oven. Sprinkle with sugar, nuts, cranberries and pineapple.
Add water to reserved juice from pineapple, to equal amount of liquid specified on cake mix package. (I have used pineapple juice instead of water to make up the difference). Follow cake instructions on cake package.
Spread over fruit and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool for 5 minutes and invert onto large serving plate.

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user Sea Sun Seasun - Dec 29, 2010
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user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Dec 29, 2010
Wow; this sounds really good and easy!!
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Dec 29, 2010
user Sea Sun Seasun - Dec 29, 2010
I need to alter the recipe to include toasting the nuts first. While it is not necessary, it gives the cake added flavor. Then again, I toast nuts for recipes often!

This cake is very good and certainly easy! Let me know what you think if you give it a try!
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Dec 29, 2010
Re: toasting nuts; do you just brown them in butter or do you put them in the oven?

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