Thursday, August 22, 2019

Easy Peasy Pineapple dessert #recipe from Essie Lang, author

Believe me, this dessert lives up to its name! It's easy and fast, because who wants to spend time in the kitchen when it's hot out and there's all that outdoor fun happening.

I'm not sure where I first got this idea, maybe something I saw or read, but it's been lolling around in the foodie section of my brain for a while now. Time to get moving on it. Since I'm really into grilling this summer so this just seemed like a natural.

I used only pineapple and ice cream (actually a faux ice cream for me) but I think it would be great to top the dish with one or two types of berries, say sliced strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Or maybe all three.

Also, the real trick to making this a speedy dish is buying pineapple that has already been peeled (is that what you do too a pineapple?), and cored. Then, just cut off slices to suit your appetite.

The great thing is, you can eat this hot off the grill, with the ice cream melting into pineapple infused puddles or serve them cold. They're great the day after, also.

Let me know how you decide to finish it off.

What you'll need:

Pineapple slices (as many as  you or guests can eat)
Extra virgin olive oil
Ice cream
Berries to garnish

What to do:

1. Slice pineapple.

2. Lightly brush with extra virgin olive oil, just to prevent sticking.

3. Set on pre-heated medium-hot grill for about 5 minutes each side.

4. Remove, plate, and add ice cream while still hot or wait until slices have cooled.

5. Add berries if you want them and serve.

See how easy peasy that was?

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  1. Simplicity itself!
    Also works with peaches and nectarines.
    Probably apples, too.

    1. You're absolutely right, Libby. You could go through summer working your way through fruit to grill!