Rating: 3 stars
177 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 177 Ratings

Relive that Hawaiian vacation with caramelized pineapple at home. In just 15 minutes, you can sit down to a simple, tropical treat. Start with fresh pineapple, cored and cut into half-moons or halved canned pineapple rings. Melt a pat of butter and some brown sugar in a skillet, then add the pineapple and cook, about five minutes per side, until the pineapple is tender and caramelized. Top each serving with a scoop of store-bought coconut sorbet, and spoon a little of the brown sugar-butter sauce on top. Take a bite and close your eyes, and you just might hear the sound of calm, lapping waves.

Sara Quessenberry


Credit: Jonny Valiant

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (the butter and sugar will remain separated).

  • Add the pineapple and cook, swirling the pan, until the pineapple is tender and the sauce is smooth, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve the pineapple with the sorbet and drizzle with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; calories from fat 28%; carbohydrates 53g; sugars 39g; fiber 1g; fat 9g; saturated fat 6g; calcium 41mg; sodium 17mg; cholesterol 20mg.