Sweet, sour, and cool sensations combine in this intoxicatingly perfumed dessert. Look for rose water and cardamon pods in natural-foods stores or Indian markets. If you can't find cardamom pods, substitute 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom.
6 (1/4-inch-thick) lime slices, each cut into quarters
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
8 cardamom pods
3 cups (1-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons rose water
3 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
How to Make It
Cook lime slices in boiling water 1 minute; drain.
Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar, and cardamom in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Add lime slices to pan; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 1 hour. Discard cardamom pods.
Combine pineapple, raisins, and rose water in a large bowl. Pour lime mixture over pineapple mixture, and toss gently to combine. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve with ice cream and pistachios.