Easy Upside Down Pineapple Cake

Serves: 8-12 people
Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:
1 10oz Jar Hawaiian Sun Pineapple Jam
1 Stick of Butter 4oz
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 cans Pineapple rings (12 slices)
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice
Cooking Spray

Directions:
Melt the stick of butter with the pineapple jam in a saucepot over medium heat and let simmer until they are well incorporated. Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray, Arrange pineapple slices (4 rows of 3) on bottom of baking dish. Next pour the pineapple jam and butter mixture over sliced pineapple and then sprinkle with brown sugar. Meanwhile, make the cake batter accordingly to box directions and add a touch of 5 Spice. Once mixed together pour the cake batter evenly over pineapples and then bake as directed on the box (or until done).

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Ginger Braised Pineapple

Serves: 4-6 people
Cooking Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients:
1 Ripe Fresh Pineapple
1 Vanilla Bean (Or Substitute with 1 Table Spoon Vanilla Extract)
1 Bottle of Sweet Riesling (Or Substitute with Apple Juice)
2 Table Spoons Fresh Ginger (pealed and diced)
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Tap Water
¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Directions:
Peal pineapple, remove core and cut into 6-8 rings. Place all ingredients including pineapple into a stockpot. Cover the pot and simmer on medium heat for 1 hour or until pineapple is tender. Remove pineapple rings from the liquid. Best served warm with favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet.

Trying to watch your weight? Substitute ice cream with fresh seasonal berries!

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