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Breakfast Upside-Down Cake

 Breakfast Upside-Down Cake
This moist golden morning treat quickly became my husband's favorite. And because it calls for a boxed blueberry muffin mix and canned pineapple, I never have a problem finding the time to make it for him. Plus, it looks pretty enough to serve company.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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

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Breakfast Upside-Down Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cake comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. Cool
  • completely. Garnish with fresh blueberries if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 403 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 566 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.