Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is really a very easy dessert that tastes great, especially served warm with vanilla ice cream. I've done it with all sorts of canned fruit, comes out perfect every time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the margarine and pour into a Pyrex baking dish, about 8 inches square.
  2. You can also melt this directly into the Pyrex dish in the microwave.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and water.
  4. Pour this on top of the melted margarine.
  5. DO NOT MIX!
  6. Pour the cherries and their syrup on top of this batter.
  7. DO NOT MIX!
  8. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.
  9. The cherries will sink to the bottom, the crust will rise to the top.
  10. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  11. I've also done this with canned plum (depitted first), canned fruit cocktail, canned blueberries.
  12. It's so simple and tastes great!
Most Helpful

This was very good, very easy, very inexpensive...what a winner! The first time I made it, I used a pan that was too small and had a problem with overflow (even then, it was tasty). I just made it tonight in a standard glass Pyrex loaf pan, and it was perfect. I used real butter instead of margarine, and the fruit I chose was a tin of Very Cherry Fruit Cocktail -- delicious! Thanks for this easy recipe, Mirj; it'll become a regular dessert in my home, guaranteed.

Lennie July 25, 2002

This was a great recipe that I through together in a couple of minutes. I served it warm on a cold winter day with whipped cream on top and got lots of compliments. I poured in all the juice from the cherries and found the bottom a little too soupy. Definately will make again and experiment with other fruits.

Caryn Gale December 23, 2002

Excellent. I fixed this recipe one morning for something to have with coffee. I used pitted tart cherries and it turned out very well, sweet, but retained just enough tartness. I will definitely make this again. Thank you for posting this Mirjam.

Souchef June 26, 2002