Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream and Rum Sauce

A quick, easy, and impressive dessert, that won’t hold you hostage in the kitchen.  Pineapple is a storehouse of huge health benefits, due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.  Be sure to wash, using your favorite scrub brush, prior to slicing.  A spoon, or apple corer works great to remove the center core from each ring.

Ingredients

1-(3 to 4 pound) pineapple

Cooking Spray

2 tsp butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup rum

1 pint light vanilla ice cream

Directions

Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple, peel and cut it crosswise into 8 rings, about 1/2 inch each.  Carve out the center core of each ring.

Spray grill with cooking spray (avoid flame).  Grill the pineapple over medium flame for 2-3 minutes on each side, until nicely brown, and grill marks have appeared.

Heat butter, sugar, and rum in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Plate by placing pineapple,  a scoop of ice cream (1/4 cup) into the center of pineapple ring, and drizzle about 2 teaspoons of rum sauce on top.

ENJOY!

8 Servings