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Grilled Pineapple Dessert Recipe

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Grilled Pineapple Dessert Recipe

Testing a Pineapple for Ripeness

D.Schmidt
For this recipe, you will need a fresh, ripe pineapple (see below for other ingredients). 1 pineapple will make approximately 8-10 single servings, feeding 4-6 people.

To Test your Pineapple for Ripeness: Lift the pineapple by a single leaf. If the leaf detaches, the pineapple is ripe. Try this test several times with the same pineapple - if none of the leaves come out, it's not ripe.

Also, when buying fresh pineapple, always check for over-ripeness. Gently press your thumb into the sides of the pineapple. If it feels "mushy" or very soft in places (so that you can indent it with your thumb), it's over-ripe.

For This Recipe You Will Also Need:

  • 1 can good-quality coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp. coconut extract (baking type), OR 2 Tbsp. coconut-flavored liqueur (for an extra, adult treat!)
  • 8-10 wooden or stainless-steel skewers

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