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Friday, August 19, 2011

♥ Breakfast Upside-Down Cake ♥

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) blueberry muffin mix
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple slices
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 maraschino cherries, halved
Fresh blueberries, optional

Rinse and drain blueberries from muffin mix; set aside. Place muffin mix and yeast in a large bowl; set aside.

Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a measuring cup. Set pineapple aside. Add enough water to juice to measure 2/3 cup.

Pour into saucepan; heat to 120°-130°. Add to muffin mix; stir just until moistened. Beat in the egg. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Combine brown sugar and butter; pour into a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Cut each pineapple slice in half; arrange over brown sugar mixture. Tuck cherries into pineapple.
Spoon half of batter over pineapple. Sprinkle with reserved blueberries. Spread with remaining batter.

Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. Cool completely. Garnish with fresh blueberries if desired.

Yield: 8 servings.

~~Quick Cooking March/April 2002~~

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