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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Caramelized Pineapple



A little dessert topping for the slightly health conscious. Fruit and ice cream. What could be better, right? Rather than sprinkles and chocolate chips, although wonderful choices (I would have gone for them also), why not some fruit?

My choice of ice cream is butter pecan or vanilla. No, I didn't make the ice cream from scratch. That's one process I'm definitely not going to try until I get my hands on an ice cream machine. I got my pint from my local Baskin & Robbins.

The pineapple brings a tasty balance between sweet and tart. It's a rewarding dessert.


Caramelized Pineapple

1 small can pineapple bits or 1 c fresh pineapple (no juice)
1/3c brown sugar

In a pan heat the pineapple on a medium to high flame. Sprinkle the brown sugar over. Stir occasionally.

The natural juices of the pineapple will seep out. Don't worry. As you cook it will evaporate. Once the juices are almost done keep an eye on them as the caramel tend to burn easily. Once they look of a medium brown color turn off heat and serve over a couple scoops of ice cream. Or you can eat it alone, too.

32 comments:

Sweta said...

Good idea-I normally put some toasted nuts on top of my ice cream!!

Elra said...

Simply yummy! Love pineapple.

Chow and Chatter said...

very simple and tasty idea whens the cookbook coming out!!

Justin said...

your recipes are always so simple, but they always seem great

Sippity Sup said...

"a tasty balance between sweet and tart", I think that's my middle name. Good work...GREG

doggybloggy said...

oooh yeah - on pancakes with ice cream on fresh bread like a jam....great job jenn!

girlichef said...

Yum! I was just caramelizing pineapple this past weekend and working on an upcoming post...great minds, ya know!?

Jenn said...

Sweta: I like to put toasted nuts also.

Elra: Thanks.

Chow and Chatter: Cookbook? I think you've just given me an idea.

Justin: Thanks. I like simple.

Greg & Doggy: Thanks!!

girlichef: Yes, they do!! :-)

ericriveracooks.com said...

I have some pineapple leftover from yesterday. I'll be trying something like this tonight for sure!!!

Eric

Diana said...

Hah, I don't make my own ice cream either! I bet it is insane over butter pecan ice cream. ugh - totally salivating now!

McTatty said...

Oh - this is the perfect dessert on a summer night! This is so starred in my google reader! What other fruits would you caramelize?

Pam said...

Yum. I've never thought to do that - I love pineapple.

The Duo Dishes said...

Throw a little butter and rum in there, and it's pineapples foster! Yum!

oysterculture said...

Jenn, sounds wonderful - thanks for sharing. Might also go good with yougurt too.

Jenn said...

Eric: Sweet!

Diana: it is insane!!

Mctatty: Bananas (preferably plantains), peaches, apples (that's a given) mangoes.

Pam: it's really good.

Duo Dishes: Pineapple foster would be awesome. Next time as I don't have any rum around the house at the moment. =)

OysterCulture: Yogurt would be great also.

Dawn said...

Mmmmm, now this is my kind of dessert. I can never get enough of pineapple anything.

(what photo editing do you use to watermark your photos?)

Jenn said...

Dawn: I love pineapple. Especially one that are freshly cut. To answer you question, I use photoshop for my watermarks.

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds great for an ice cream topping. Now, I need some ice cream!

Donna-FFW said...

Now that is my kind of topping.. sounds.. and looks.. absolutely delicious.

shizuokagourmet said...

Dear Jenn!
Greetings!
Good idea. I personally do it with caramelized apples.
These moenings I'm having strained yogurt with home-made strawberry compote!
Cheers,
Robert-Gilles

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

Sounds delicious... I love pineapple! Great idea for an ice cream topper.

Jenn said...

lisaiscooking & Donna-FFW: Thanks.

Robert-Gilles: That strawberry compote sounds very delicious.

Jen: it is!

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious and healthy! Perfect with ice cream for sure!

Jenn said...

5 Star Foodie: Definitely!

TavoLini said...

mmmm--that sounds good. I could go for a bowl of butter pecan with my morning coffee ;)

burpandslurp said...

only two ingredients? hot dog! I do love pineapples :-)

pigpigscorner said...

Yummy! Can't wait to have it with oats for breakfast =)

Jenn said...

TavoLini: Butter pecan in the morning with coffee. yum!

burpandslurp:Yup only two. =)

pigpigscorner: Definitely good with oats.

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds great, I love pineapple. Sweet photos too Jenn!
LL

Jenn said...

Lori Lynn: Thanks.

Tangled Noodle said...

Caramelized anything is tops in my book! I like crunchy toppings for my ice cream but fruits prepared this way is like having pie a la mode but focusing only on the best parts!

Jenn said...

Tangled Noodle: a la mode is da bomb!

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