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Pineapple and Basil Sundaes

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 4
Although basil is more commonly used in savory dishes, its sweet, aromatic flavors work beautifully with caramelized pineapple as a topping for frozen yogurt.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup amaretto or other nut-flavored liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pt. vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 308
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • protein 9.6 g
  • fat 7.5 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • carbohydrate 47 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • sodium 77 mg
  • cholesterol 73 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium frying pan over high heat. Add pineapple and cook until caramelized slightly, about 5 minutes. Add amaretto and cook until it resembles a syrup. Stir in basil. Scoop about 1/2 cup frozen yogurt into each of 4 serving dishes, then spoon warm pineapple mixture on top.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.