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Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of the oven. When done, add final touches to the cooled pineapple shortcake jars and serve. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons RumChata liqueur
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons RumChata liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 medium lime, thinly sliced, optional


  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk egg, sour cream and RumChata. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • Spoon mixture into 6 greased half-pint jars. Center lids on jars and screw on bands until fingertip tight. Place jars in a 6- or 7-qt. oval slow cooker; add enough hot water to reach half way up the jars, about 5 cups. Cook, covered, on high 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in center of shortcake comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, combine pineapple, 2 tablespoons sugar, RumChata and lime zest. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour. Remove jars from slow cooker to wire racks to cool completely. In a large, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining 1 tablespoon sugar; beat until soft peaks form.
  • Top shortcakes with pineapple mixture, whipped cream and, if desired, lime slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 463 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Mary
    Aug 15, 2020

    Made this a couple of months ago. LOVED the pineapple topping but the shortcakes were disappointing. Would definitely make the topping again but might substitute angel food or pound cake.

  • songbird5769
    Jun 6, 2020

    I’d like to make this. It sounds delicious. But I don’t want to buy jars just for this recipe. Anyone have an idea of another way to do it?