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Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto Photo by: Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto

Pineapple and Basil Sundaes

Although basil is more commonly used in savory dishes, its sweet, aromatic flavors work beautifully with caramelized pineapple as a topping for frozen yogurt.

Sunset JANUARY 2010

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Total: 10 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 308
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Protein: 9.6g
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated fat: 4.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 47g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Cholesterol: 73mg

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