Pineapple Preserves Upside Down Cake

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (prepared using box instructions)
1 (8 oz) jar Ruk's Preserves Pineapple Jam (or any flavor)


Preheat oven to to your box recipe's instructions.                                                            Grease 2 round cake pans.
Spread 4 oz of the jam over the bottom of each pan. (or more if you choose and have it on hand)
Pour half of the prepared cake mix over the jam in each pan.
Place the pans in the oven and bake to your recipe's instructions                                                                                                                             Once finished, allow to cool for a few minutes, then turn upside down onto a platter and enjoy!

Yield: 2 Round Cakes

Recipe by Ruk's Preserves

Jam Filled Buns


4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted                  1 tsp vanilla extract            

3/4 cup cake flour, sifted                                 1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 1/4 tsp (1 envelope) instant dry yeast           Orange Zest from 1 orange

1/2 tsp salt                                                         1 egg (for egg wash)

4 tbsp white sugar                                           1/4 cup butter

2 cups milk, lukewarm                                     Powdered Sugar (optional)

3 eggs                                                              

1  cup Ruk's Preserves Chunky Triple Berry Jam (or any flavor) 



Combine all the dry ingredients together (flour, cake flour, instant dry yeast, sugar, and salt). 

Add the lukewarm milk, eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and the orange zest.

You can knead this by hand, or make it easy on yourself and use your mixer. Mix until the dough is smooth, add more flour as needed. The dough needs to be just a little bit sticky.

Place the dough in an oiled bowl and let it rest in a warm place. Let the dough rest until it doubles in size, usually about an hour.

Punch down the dough and roll out onto a slightly floured work surface. Roll it out so that it's a big rectangle (about 14 inches x 18 inches). It should be about 1/2 inch in thickness. Using a pastry cutter, a pizza cutter, or a knife, cut the dough into 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch squares.

Using your fingers make a small indentation into each square and place about 1 tsp of jam in the center.

Carefully fold each square in half and pinch the ends together. The dough should be sticky enough so that it sticks together.

Repeat these steps until all rolls are made. Place the dough onto a buttered pan and brush some more butter on the sides of the rolls, so that they don't stick together.

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Brush all rolls with egg wash, and let them rest for an additional 20 minutes. They will rise a bit more.

Bake them for about 25 to 30 minutes, until nice and golden brown.

Optional - Serve sprinkled with some powdered sugar.

Yield: 34 buns

Recipe altered by Ruk's Preserves originally from:  

Jam Squares


1 cup all-purpose flour                           6 Tbsp butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sugar                                          1/2 cup walnuts, chopped               

7 oz Ruk's Preserves Lemon Marmalade (or any flavor jam)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F..  Spray an 8"x8" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or lightly grease with butter and set aside.

Add flour, sugar, walnuts and butter to a medium bowl.  Using a pastry blender or a fork, combine butter with dry ingredients until mixture is combined.  Alternatively, place ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times until combined.

Reserve 1 cup of the mixture and press the remaining mixture on the bottom of prepared baking pan to form crust.  Press until mixture is firmly in place. 

Spread jam on top of crust and sprinkle with reserved flour mixture. 

Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack completely.  Cut into desired size squares.

 Yield: 8-10 servings

Recipe altered by Ruk's Preserves originally from: