Pineapple and Basil Sundaes

Pineapple and Basil SundaesRecipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
Although basil is more commonly used in savory dishes, its sweet, aromatic flavors work beautifully with caramelized pineapple as a topping for frozen yogurt.


Serves 4
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.