Camp Pineapple Upside Down Cake

"We make this whenever we go camping and it really does taste just like pineapple upside down cake. We usually put the packets on the grill grate on the camp fire ring if there is one; if not, we use our BBQ grill."
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  • Cut 12 large squares of aluminum foil.
  • Cut doughnuts in half the way you would a bagel.
  • Spread the cut side of each doughnut half with 1 tsp of butter and sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar.
  • Top half of the doughnuts with a pineapple slice, then with the other halves of the doughnuts.
  • Seal each doughnut tightly in foil.
  • Lay over medium coals for about 10-15 minutes, turning halfway through. Open carefully as it will be very hot.

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  1. What a neat idea! going to try this at my next campout!
  2. I made these this weekend on my camping trip.All my friends loved them!The only thing I would do differently is maybe spray the foil with cooking spray and keep on the fire a couple minutes longer.Other than that they tasted great and was a nice change from the usualy smores.I will definately make this again!!!Great Recipe and thanks for sharing it!!!


I was born in Chicago, IL and have lived in the area all my life. I love to cook and plan meals and always have. As a child I would watch Julia Childs on TV every day (she came on right after Mr. Rogers) and I have been interested in cooking ever since. Now that I have a family I enjoy the quick and easy recipes just as much as the more intricate ones. I didn't mind putting in the extra time and effort when I only cooked recreationally. I still like to do that sometimes, but for the day-to-day chore of cooking (and sometimes it is a chore) I like the option of fast and simple. I enjoy trying new recipes and sharing favorites of mine. I have found that sometimes the most unlikely sounding ones turn out to be the best! I try to always review the recipes I try because I know how much I enjoy getting that feedback myself. Even when it is not necessarily positive because sometimes suggestions help me tweak things and make them better!
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