Caramelized Pineapple with Ice Cream

Caramelized Pineapple with Ice CreamRecipe
Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lynn Miller


Serves 6

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 418
Fat 26 g
Satfat 16 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 140 mg
Sodium 76 mg


1 cored fresh pineapple (about 20 oz.)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 cups vanilla ice cream


1. Slice pineapple into eight rings and cut each into 6 pieces. (If you can't find cored pineapple, buy a whole one and use a paring knife to remove skin and cut into slices. Extract core from each slice with a round cookie cutter.)

2. Warm butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When butter begins to foam, add pineapple and brown sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until pineapple begins to brown and sugar is dissolved, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, scrape into a shallow bowl, and let stand until just warm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Divide ice cream among 6 dessert dishes. Top each with pineapple and sauce. Serve immediately.