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CINNAMON GRILLED PINEAPPLE WITH BOURBON GLAZE

What a wonderful dessert!  It’s simple to do, looks great and it’s not bad on calories!  What more can you ask for!  Again, we prepared this at our last cooking class and it was a hit!  At least it was as much of a hit as any dessert can be after an afternoon of cooking and eating.  But really, it was perfect for that because it it is not too heavy and will work well as the final chapter to any meal.

CINNAMON GRILLED PINEAPPLE WITH BOURBON GLAZE

PREP: 15 MINUTES

GRILL TIME: 12 – 16 MINUTES
SERVES – 8 TO 12

Ingredients:
FRESH PINEAPPLE CUT INTO 2 INCH CHUNKS
8-12 CINNAMON STICKS

Directions:
Using a metal skewer, made a starter hole in the center of each piece of the pineapple, skewer 2-3 pineapple chunks on each cinnamon stick.

BOURBON GLAZE

Ingredients:
½ STICK (4 TABLESPOONS) UNSALTED BUTTER
¼ CUP DARK BROWN SUGAR
¼ CUP BOURBON
½ TEASPOON GROUND CINNAMON
¼ TEASPOON GROUND CLOVES
PINCH OF SALT

Directions:
Combine the butter, sugar, bourbon, ground cinnamon, cloves and salt in a saucepan and boil until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.

ON THE GRILL

Preheat the grill to high.  Clean and oil the grate. Grill the pineapple until nicely browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side, basting with the bourbon glaze.  Serve at once over vanilla ice cream.

ENJOY!

Thank you for reading!

Kris

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GRILLED POUND CAKE WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA AND TEQUILA WHIPPED CREAM

GRILLED POUND CAKE

WITH

PINEAPPLE SALSA AND TEQUILA WHIPPED CREAM

 

When I was a grilling neophyte I would have never thought about preparing dessert on the grill . . . whodathunkit?!?!  Actually, we are toasting the pound cake on the grill and it’s amazing how much smokey flavor  just a few moments will add to this!  When you add the grilling to this it takes the recipe from great to outstanding!

We have the weekend coming up so let’s not waste time!

 

PREP: 30 MINUTES

Grill time: 2 minutes

SERVES – 8

 

Ingredients:

Purchased pound cake sliced into 8 pieces

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

¾ cup heavy cream

3 Tablespoons powdered sugar

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespooon Tequila0 (preferably gold)

 

Pineapple Salsa

2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into small cubes

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed, small dice

2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 Tablespoon light brown sugar

Mint for garnish

 

 

To Grill (toast) Pound Cake

Lightly brush each slice of pound cake with butter on both sides. Cook until lightly toasted.

For the Whipped Cream Topping

Place the cream in a chilled mixer bowl and beat until soft peaks form, starting on the slow speed and gradually increasing the speed to high.  When soft peaks form, add the sugar, cinnamon and tequila.  Continue beating until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes more. Refrigerate, covered until ready to serve.

For the Salsa

Place all ingredients (except mint garnish) in a nonreactive bowl, but don’t mix until 5 minutes before you are ready to serve.

To serve:

Place a toasted piece of pound cake on plate, spoon on salsa and dollop with whipped cream.  Add mint garnish on top.

 

Wasn’t that easy.  Now is when the best part always comes . . . tasting . . . oh heck . . . don’t just taste . . . eat and enjoy!!

As always, thank you for reading!

Kris

 

Don’t forget, for info about our full schedule of gourmet grilling and cooking classes, please visit our website.  Also, the guesthouses are filling up for the Fall.  Be sure to book some time for yourself in the gorgeous Flint Hills!

 

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