Recipe of the Day: Pineapple Pound Cake *National Pound Cake Day*

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Pineapple Pound CakePineapple Pound Cake

1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
9 maraschino cherries, halved
Pecan halves, optional
4-1/2 cups pound cake batter(below)

Drain pineapple, reserving 1 tablespoon juice; set aside (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a saucepan over low heat, cook and stir brown sugar and butter until sugar is dissolved; add the reserved pineapple juice. Pour into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

Cut pineapple slices in half. Arrange in a single layer in three lengthwise rows, alternating the direction of each row. Place a cherry, cut side up, between each pineapple slice. If desired, place pecan halves around the sides of the dish. Carefully spoon batter over the top and spread gently. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted into the cake near the center comes out clean…

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