Pineapple Dump Cake

Pineapple Dump Cake | One Southern Belle

Happy Memorial Day!

I whipped up this dessert yesterday when I was standing in my pantry craving something sweet! It is super super simple and really delicious! I also think you could make it with just about any canned sweet fruit!

I was looking in my pantry and had some pineapple tidbits and a cake mix, I literally googled “what can I make with pineapples and cake mix” and this recipe came up!

After our pool adventure I wanted something that was super easy to make and this recipe fit the bill perfectly! You literally dump everything into the pan you bake it in! If I hadn’t made homemade whipped cream I wouldn’t even have had a dirty dish!

Ingredients:

2 cans of pineapple tidbits (40 oz total)

1 box cake mix

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 stick of unsalted butter

Directions:

Dump pineapples and their juice into greased 9×13 cake pan

add vanilla and lemon juice, stir to combine

top with cake mix

cut butter into small slices and place on top of cake mix

bake for 20 minutes

remove pan and spread melted butter over cake mix so there is no dry cake mix (this step is optional)

bake an additional 22 minutes or until cake is golden brown

serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

store covered in refrigerator

Mini Fruit Galettes

Mini Fruit Galettes One Southern Belle
Mini Fruit Galettes One Southern Belle

If you have read my blog for any length of time you have surely come across one of Sally’s recipes! She is an absolute favorite of mine and her cake batter cookies are absolutely out of this world!! If you are wanting to learn more about baking I highly recommend reading her blog. Sally gives you the breakdown of each ingredient and why they are important, I have learned so much from her!

Each month Sally hosts a baking challenge where she sends out a new recipe and people all over bake it! For May it was the Mini Fruit Galette! I think I had seen them on the Great British Baking Show but I did not have any real experience with them on my own. I always go into her recipes ready to take on a new challenge! This one is a two parter, you have to make the pie crust and then you have to come back to roll it out and fill the mini pies.

My favorite thing about this recipe is that my mom told me that her grandmother (my great grandmother who was born 100 years before me!) used to make strawberry dumplings but my mom never knew how she made them and these looked so similar to the ones she remembered! Now I can’t wait to make them for her and see if they taste the same!

This is usually the part of the blog post that has the recipe but I am not going to type it up for you. I would much rather you head on over to Sally’s Blog and read all her info on making these mini galettes! I will say that next time I’m going to serve mine with vanilla ice cream on top! I hope you make these! If you do please let me know!!!

Perfect Summer Lime Bars

One Southern Belle Lime Bars
One Southern Belle Lime Bars
One Southern Belle Lime Bars

Recipe adapted from Elisabeth and Butter

If you are looking for something bright and crisp these bars are it!! I love gooey chocolate desserts and they are usually my go-to, but sometimes I crave something sweet that’s not chocolate!

This recipe originally uses lemons, but I didn’t have any so I used limes instead! I wasn’t sure if it would work but these bars are delicious! These bars are going to be the perfect treat this summer! I can see myself packing them up and taking them to the beach or bringing them to a backyard BBQ! They are easy, unexpected and sure to impress!

One Southern Belle Lime Bars

They are pretty simple to make but they do take some time, make sure you have your butter and eggs room temperature! You also have to let the shortbread crust cool all the way before you pour the filling and cook it again!

I hope you enjoy these bars as much as we do!!

Ingredients:

For the shortbread crust:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

For the Lime Filling

3 large eggs at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon grated lime zest (about 3 limes)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Powdered Sugar for dusting

Directions:

Set your eggs and butter out to come to room temperature!

1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly spray with non-stick spray and set aside

2: In a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy

3: With mixer on LOW, add in the flour, vanilla, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. The dough will be crumbly but should not be dry

4: Press the dough into the bottom of the lined baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.

5: Let cool completely before adding the filling mixtuer

For the Lime Filling

  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, lime zest, lime juice and flour until well combined. Pour over cooled shortbread crust and bake for 22-25 minutes.
  2. Let the bars come to room temperature in the pan. Lift that parchment paper with the bars out of the pan, slice into squares and dust with powdered sugar.
  3. Store bars covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Mother’s Day Flowers

One Southern Belle | flowers

This year for Mother’s Day my mom sent me the most thoughtful gift! Sinclair and Moore offered at home floral workshops and I am so excited to have had to opportunity to learn from one of the greats! They shipped the flowers to my door and a video tutorial to my inbox!

One Southern Belle | flowers

I got detailed instructions on how to clean and prep my flowers as well as arrange them! It was truly such a cool experience and I learned so much that I’ll be able to carry with me forever! This past year I have really been working on learning new skills and I love that I can add floral arranging to my arsenal! Of course I won’t be offering wedding arrangements any time soon (or ever!) but I love that I have some tools and knowledge to transform grocery store flowers and even flowers that I’ve grown myself!

Life can be pretty crazy with my girls and it can be hard to find time for myself so I ended up arranging my flowers late one evening after everyone went to bed. It was so fun and I am so proud of how they turned out!

The next morning the light was so beautiful in my kitchen (and the girls were playing sweetly together) so I whipped out my camera and took these pictures! I have loved having all these fresh flowers in our kitchen and dining room the last week and I’m going to be so sad when they are finally gone but I am looking forward to all the arrangements in my future! Happy Mother’s Day!

One Southern Belle | flowers
One Southern Belle | flowers
One Southern Belle | flowers
One Southern Belle | flowers

French Silk Pie

A few weeks ago we watched Joanna Gaines as she was promoting her new cooking show, she made a French Silk Pie and I knew I had to try it! I’m not super experienced with pies but I think this one turned out pretty well! Chad even asked if I was planning on making it again any time soon!

There are two things that I would do differently the next time! First, I don’t have an instant read thermometer so I wasn’t exactly sure when the filling was cooked enough. I will definitely be ordering one before I try making it again! I feel like while the taste was excellent the texture was a little gritty! I’m not sure if it was gritty because the filling wasn’t cooked enough or because I used regular sugar in my whipped cream! I’ve always used powdered sugar in my whipped cream but my canister of regular sugar is right on the counter next to my mixer so I just grabbed it instead!

I will be sure to keep you updated the next time I make this pie!!

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