Hot Pineapple with Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream

posted: 06/30/10
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Hot Pineapple with Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream

Take Home Chef, Episode 51: Valerie T.'s Menu


  • 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored
  • 1/2 cup/100 g sugar
  • 1/4 cup/50 ml water
  • 1 cup/235 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream


  1. Cut the pineapple into bite-size slices that are about 3/4-inch/2-cm thick (you should have about 3 to 4 cups/450 to 500 g). Set aside. Stir the sugar and the water in a heavy medium saut? pan over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Simmer the melted sugar without stirring for about 3 minutes or until it becomes golden brown, brushing down the sides of the pan to remove any sugar crystals and swirling the pan occasionally.
  3. Once the sugar has turned golden brown, add the cream and stir to blend. Simmer for about 4 minutes or until caramel melts and the sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Add the pineapple slices to the caramel sauce and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the pineapple slices are just heated through.
  5. Place the pineapple slices in the center of 4 large serving bowls. Place a scoop of ice cream atop the pineapple slices in each bowl. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the ice cream and pineapple slices. Serve and get excited!
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