Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tea on Tuesday

This is a delicious recipe that is nice to serve at a party. Most of the preparation is done a day ahead.

Baked Rum Pineapple

Recipe From "Enchanted Evenings" by John Hadamuscin

List of Ingredients

2 ripe medium pineapples (with the tops on)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 TBSP. butter, softened
1/3 cup dark rum


1 day ahead: Combine the molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and rum to form a paste. Chill. Remove from refrigerator 1/2 hour before using.

2 hours before your party: Cut the pineapples, including the leafy
tops, into quarters. Cut the core off. Cut the pinapple off of the
skin, and cut it into bit size slices. Return it to the shell.
Place the pineapples onto foil lined baking sheets and cover the
leafy tops with foil. Brush the pineapple pieces with the rum mixture. Cover with plastic until baking.

To bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the pineapple until glazed and brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Arrange on a platter with toothpicks, and serve warm.

TIP: Bake one pineapple at a time, because this is always eaten up quickly, and you will want to have more to serve later in the party.

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