Posts Tagged Pineapple
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
FRESH PINEAPPLE CUT INTO 2 INCH CHUNKS
8-12 CINNAMON STICKS
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.
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.
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I introduced this Winter Fruit Salad at my “Fall Harvest” cooking class. the combination of fruits and spices is perfect for anytime . . . but especially cold weather. Though it is served cool, at room temperature, it’s savory blend of flavors will warm you up on any winter day.
This is very light, simple to prepare and is perfect to serve with a heavier meals. Another option is desert. I love this so much that I serve it as a appetiser or as a stand-alone dessert.
WINTER FRUIT SALAD
PREP: 15 MINUTES
SERVES – 8 MINUTES
3 TABLESPOONS PACKED BROWN SUGAR
1 TABLESPOON GRATED LEMON ZEST
2 TABLESPOONS LEMON JUICE
1 TEASPOON GROUND ALLSPICE
3 BRAEBURN APPLES, LARGE DICE
2 CUPS FRESH CUBED PINEAPPLE
2 BOSC PEARS, LARGE DICE
½ CUP CURRANTS
¼ CUP SLICED ALMONDS
Combine the brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, and allspice in a large bowl. Add the apples, pineapple, pears, and currants; toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.
Note: Cover and refrigerate the salad up to 2 hours in advance, but don’t sprinkle it with the almonds until just before serving.
This is very light and is perfect to serve with a heavier meals. Another option is desert. I love this so much that I serve it as a appetiser or as a stand-alone dessert.
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