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Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 pineapple slices (fresh or canned), 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 440
  • caloriesfromfat 41 %
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • sodium 162 mg
  • carbohydrate 63 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sugars 51 g
  • protein 5 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.

    In a large ovenproof skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute for caramel sauce. Remove from heat.

    Arrange the pineapple slices in a single layer in the skillet. Top each slice with a bun half, cut-side down. Transfer to oven and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

    With a spatula, invert each cake onto an individual plate and spoon any remaining caramel sauce over the top. Serve with the ice cream (if using).