Malibu rum and pineapple with cinnamon

In this fats-free dessert, the pineapple compote is enhanced by the Malibu coconut flavor rum and it looks great decorated with fresh mint sprigs.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes plus 45 minutes for cooling and up to  30 minutes for refrigeration

Serving is for 4 persons.

One serving contains:
219 Calories
46 g carbohydrate
1 g protein

25g glacé cherries, cut in half
3 oz Malibu coconut rum
1.3 kg pineapple
5 cm cinnamon stick, half cut
2 star anise fruits
75g brown sugar with high molasses content
25 g raisins

Decoration: fresh mint sprigs

How it’s made:

1. Place cherries in a bowl, pour 30 ml of coconut rum, mix well and leave aside.
2. Cut the pineapple on both ends. Remove the peel with a sharp knife. Cut the pulp in quarters, lengthwise. Remove fibrous core from each quarter and then cut into cubes.
3. For the syrup, place 450 ml of water in a saucepan and boil it. Throw in the pineapple, cinnamon, anise and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. After that lower the flame, cover the saucepan and boil it on low fire for 8-10 minutes, until pineapple is soft.
4. Take the pan from heat and move all the pineapple pieces in a bowl, pressing the fruit to drain the juice in excess .
5. Add the raisins to the syrup, boil again on low flames for 15-20 minutes, until the amount is reduced by one quarter. Pour the remaining rum and continue cooking for 1 minute. Remove the pan from fire and also remove the cinnamon pieces.
6. Mix the syrup with cherries and pour the mix over the pineapple. Serve it cold right from the refrigerator.

Bon appetit!!

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  1. I made this over the weekend for a get together with a few friends at my place & it was a HUGE hit. I ended up making so much by request that I had to send someone to the store to get more ingredients lol…. Thanks 🙂

  2. This looks like a good recipe. I’ll have to buy some of these ingredients and try this out…

  3. Success! I am delighted to report that the Malibu rum and pineapple dessert I made using your wonderful recipe was successful. Big time. I can’t believe that I did it. I’m really not that good at this — especially for first time dishes. But this time it was a huge success. Thanks. It’s no doubt due to your terrific and easy-to-follow instructions.


    PS. The fresh mint sprigs added the perfect touch.

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