For a fun, tropical twist, try macadamia nuts instead of pecans. Serve with homemade cinnamon tortilla chips: Follow the tortilla chips recipe in Avocado-Corn Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips, but generously sprinkle with ground cinnamon instead of salt.
Makes 15 cups
2 pineapples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1/4 ripe watermelon, seeded and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light rum
1/2 cup pecan halves, halved crosswise and toasted, or pine nuts, toasted
Combine pineapple and watermelon in a large bowl. Combine rind and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Pour lime mixture over fruit, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with pecans just before serving.