Grilled Pineapple Skewers & Rum Caramel Sauce

Prep time: 20min
Total time: 30min
Makes: 2 servings
1/2
fresh pineapple, peeled and cored, and cut into 6 wedges
1/4 cup
packed light brown sugar
60 mL
2 tbsp
butter
30 mL
2 tbsp
rum
30 L
1/4 cup
whipping cream
60 mL
1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 mL
Per Serving (1/2 of the recipe):
calories
374
fat
22 g
saturated fat
13.8 g
carbs
39.6 g
protein
1.2 g
cholestrol
69 mg
fibre
1.2 g
sodium
104 mg

Directions

  1. Soak 6 wooden skewers in cold water at least 1 hr. Thread pineapple wedges lengthwise on skewers. Set aside.

  2. Make the rum caramel sauce by placing sugar and butter in small pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar melts. Add rum and simmer 1 min. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla, simmer another 30 sec. Turn off heat. Cover and keep warm.

  3. On grill preheated to medium-high heat, grill pineapple skewers 2 to 3 min. per side, until hot and lightly charred. Plate skewers, drizzle with rum caramel sauce or serve alongside for dipping.

Tip

Instead of rum, substitute brandy or bourbon in sauce. For added taste, colour and texture, sprinkle the grilled pineapple with chopped fresh mint and coarsely chopped pecans or roasted unsalted cashews. For added richness, dip grilled pineapple in melted chocolate.