Absolutely over the top scrumptious! Fresh pineapple marinated in rum, dipped in brown sugar then grilled and topped with a luscious sauce! Must make this one friends!
- 1 fresh, ripe pineapple
- 1 cup of rum
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of rum (reserved from the pineapple marinade)
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of pineapple juice
- 1 Tbs of cornstarch
- 1 Tbs of crystallized (candied) ginger, minced – optional
Cut the bottom and top off of the pineapple, cut off the tough outer skin and cut into 6-7 slices about 1/2 ” thick.Place the slices in a baking dish and pour in the rum. Let marinate at least an hour at room temperature, turning occasionally.To make the sauce, use 1/2 cup of the rum from the pineapple marinade, pour it in a small saucepan and stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Heat over low heat til combined. Stir together the pineapple juice and the cornstarch and add it to the saucepan, cook over very low heat for 5 minutes or so until the sauce starts to thicken, then add in the ginger if using.Place 3/4 cup of brown sugar in a shallow pie plate and coat the pineapple on both sides. Shake off the excess sugar.Next, prepare your grill and place the pineapple slices over direct heat, grill for about 5 minutes on each side til til light golden brown. Keep a close eye on them, they can burn easily because of the brown sugar. Move them off of the direct heat if they start to get too brown.To serve, plate a pineapple slice, spoon on a little sauce and top with a dollop of whipped cream, serve with extra sauce on the side. DELISH!