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a favorite pineapple dessert recipe…

Pineapple in Brown Sugar with Ice Cream – Martha Stewart Recipes

Serves 4


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Directions

    1. Melt butter in a medium saute pan over low heat. Add sugar and stir until melted. Add pineapple, rum, if desired, and vanilla, and turn heat up to medium high.
    2. Cook, stirring, until liquid is reduced and pineapple is glazed, about 15 minutes. Be careful not to burn.
    3. Serve in bowls with a scoop of ice cream.



    Oranges are in season…here is my new favorite cookie recipe …it has candied orange peel in it!

    Chocolate Orange Biscotti

    by Mirepoix

    2-1/2 cups almonds, toasted

    12 oz. high-quality chocolate chips

    8 oz. unsalted butter, completely softened at room temperature

    4 large eggs

    1 cup packed light brown sugar

    1 cup granulated sugar

    2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

    1/2 tsp. almond extract

    2 Tb. instant espresso powder or finely ground coffee

    3/4 cup high-quality Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted

    1 cup candied orange peel

    18 oz. (4 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour

    1 tsp. baking powder

    1 tsp. kosher salt Continue reading

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