*** Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk and vanilla; mix well. Melt butter in 9-inch square pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar; stir until melted. Arrange pineapple slices in pan; place cherry in center of each slice. Pour batter over topping. Bake in 350F oven for 50-60 minutes until done.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana