“Here, juicy pineapples are marinated in maple and cinnamon and then griddled until caramelised, before being drizzled with salted caramel sauce and crunchy pecans and served with coconut ice cream,” says food writer and blogger Rachel Ama.

“The pineapples are also amazing cooked on the barbecue in the summer.”

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grilled cinnamon pineapples in salted caramel sauce with pecans from Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats
(Haarala Hamilton/PA)
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Nutrition Facts
Griddled cinnamon pineapples with salted caramel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 638 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 532mg15%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 66g73%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 416IU8%
Vitamin C 108mg131%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Griddled cinnamon pineapples with salted caramel

A glitzy summer dessert
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 638kcal
Author: Rachel Ama

Equipment

  • Non-stick saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Large sharp knife
  • Large bowl
  • Griddle pan (or a heavy-based frying pan)

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple ripe
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

For the salted caramel sauce

  • 240 ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 60 ml vegan cream
  • 2 pinches of salt to taste

To serve

  • 125 g pecans lightly crushed
  • 4 scoops of vegan coconut ice cream

Method

  • First make the salted caramel sauce. Pour the maple syrup into a non-stick saucepan set over a medium heat and bring to a gentle boil, then allow the syrup to bubble away for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon to reduce the bubbles.
  • Add the butter and stir until it has completely melted. Whisking the sauce constantly, gradually add the cream until it has all been combined. Add the salt and mix in well, then pour the sauce into a jar or bowl and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, place the pineapple on a chopping board on its side and, using a large sharp knife, slice off the base of the fruit and the green top – cutting through the pineapple 1–2cm from the base of the leaves. Stand the pineapple up and begin to carefully slice away the outer peel, cutting from top to bottom and following the contours of the pineapple. Lay the pineapple on its side and cut into 5cm slices.
  • Place the pineapple in a large bowl, then add the maple syrup and cinnamon and stir to coat the pineapple evenly. Leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • Place a griddle pan (or a heavy-based frying pan) over a medium heat and add the vegetable oil. Add the pineapple slices and cook for about five minutes on each side or until heated through and lightly chargrilled. Divide the griddled pineapples between plates and serve with a generous scoop of coconut ice cream, a drizzle of the salted caramel sauce and a sprinkling of crushed pecans.

Nutrition

Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg

Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats: Tasty Plant-based Recipes For Every Day by Rachel Ama, photography by Haarala Hamilton, is published by Ebury.

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