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Pineapple Foster


  • 1 large pineapple
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy-free butter substitute, divided use
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar or light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup dark rum (optional)
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream or dairy-free ice cream


  1. Cut the pineapple into 8 rings that are ½-inch thick. Cut the remaining pineapple flesh into ½-inch chunks.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the maple syrup, coconut palm sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Add the pineapple rings. Cook for 3 minutes, flip, and cook for another 3–4 minutes or until the pineapple starts to soften and brown. Transfer the rings to a plate and reserve.
  3. Add the pineapple chunks and rum to the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook for 3–4 minutes or until the pineapple softens. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until the butter is melted and the sauce is glossy.
  4. To serve, place 2 pineapple rings per serving on dessert plates. Top with a scoop of ice cream and spoon some of the sauce on top.


Serves 4

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