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What is the best way to finish up a meal? For some it’s having a nice glass of vino and while other’s like a good dessert. If you haven’t started yet then it is time to fire up that grill. Another great thing about having beautiful weather is that farmers markets everywhere are open where you can get fresh fruits and vegetable. The best way to serve them is by letting them speak for themselves, with the fruits you can grill them and serve with ice cream. This dessert is can also be made using an indoor grill. This wonderful dessert is a play of the oldie but goodie banana foster.

Whether you are a dessert person this is something you can make for either your family or guest and you can take out the rum if you have little ones. The smell alone of this beautiful dessert is to die for and it only takes 20 minutes.

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  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (plus extra for dusting)
  • 1 pineapple, cored and cut into about 6-8 rings (choose desired thickness)
  • cooking spray
  • favorite vanilla ice cream


In a small bowl, mix together rum, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Then in a glass baking dish (or other container), lay out the pineapple rings and pour the rum mixture over them. Toss to coat, then let soak for at least 15 minutes, flipping the pineapple midway through.

When you are ready to cook the pineapple, strain out the extra rum sauce from the pan of pineapple, and transfer it to a small saucepan. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 6-8 minutes, or until reduced by half. Set aside.

While the sauce is cooking, heat a grill pan or sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Lightly grease the pan with cooking spray. Add pineapple slices in an even layer (you may need to do this in multiple batches) and cook for 1-2 minutes per side until browned and grill marks appear. Transfer to a serving plates, and set aside. Repeat with remaining pineapple.

Top each pineapple ring with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with rum sauce. (If desired, you can also lightly dust the pineapple with some extra cinnamon.) Serve immediately.

Written by: Cynthia L, Staff Writer , Modern Domestic


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