Caramelized Pineapple

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I’ve heard of grilling pineapple before, but I never thought to cook and caramelize a pineapple. While I prefer pineapple in its raw form, it was fun experimenting with this new way of preparing it. You can serve it warm or cold. You can also get creative with spices. I used some cracked black pepper and think other spices like cayenne or even nutmeg could be fun!

Ingredients

– 1 pineapple, sliced or diced
– 1 stick of butter, halved
– 2 Tbls sugar
– 1/4 c orange juice
– zest of an orange
– cornstarch or arrowroot for thickening (optional)
– spice of choice

1. Put half of the butter in a large skillet and heat to medium
2. Melt the other butter half in a bowl, add sugar, orange juice and zest. Set aside
3. Saute the pineapple in the butter for about 5 minutes
4. Add the orange juice mixture to the skillet. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. If using thickener, add. Once you have the desired texture, remove from heat. Season with spices of your choice
5. Serve warm or cold

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