Fresh Fruit Upside Down Cake
This is an example of using fresh fruit (Italian Prunes) instead of canned Pineapple.
In an iron skillet melt 1/3 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar and add a large can of well drained pineapple chunks (or any fresh or canned fruit of your choice sliced into the butter and brown sugar. Set the iron skillet to one side and beat 2 eggs till frothy, add 1 cup sugar and beat till thick. Add 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup of flour and beat addind 1/3 cup juice from canned pineapple or 1/3 cup orange juice. Pour batter over fruit and brown sugar and bake at 325 for 55 minutes or toothpick comes out clean. Take from the oven and run a knife around outside edge, put a plate on top and invert the skillet onto plate.......upside down cake ready to eat with whip cream, ice cream or just plain and warm from the oven.
Note: you can double this and make in a 9 x13 glass or metal pan, just have to melt the butter in the microwave.....also if you don't have an iron skillet a square 9 x9 pan will work.