Monday, March 30, 2009

Grilled Pineapple with Creme Fraiche

Check SpellingI'm not a sweet desserts type of guy. I prefer to end a meal with fruit, rather than with, say, a slice of chocolate cake.

Yesterday, I picked up a whole pineapple at the grocery store. I love fresh pineapple. Normally, I would just slice it into chunks and serve it. Last night, though, I was in a mood for something different.

So after dinner, I grilled
slices of pineapples on a very hot cast iron grill for about 5 minutes. I added sugar and vanilla extract to sweeten the creme fraiche. When the slices where done grilling, I set them on a plate. I drizzled 1-2 tablespoons of dark rum and some of the creme fraiche mixture on top of the on top of the pineapple slices.

The pineapple tasted really good. It had a crusty exterior. And the acidity of the softer interior was counter-balanced by the sweetness from the creme fraiche mixture.

Now I'm wondering what other fruits I can try grilling. Peaches? Plums?


Cindy H said...

Well, this looks beautiful, and I love the idea of the 'crusty exterior'...What's not to love about that!
Thank you for the nice post about our Brown Sugar Savers, by the way!

Cindy H
Hard Brown Sugar

DAVID said...

Cindy H: Thank you for the compliment on the photo. And I love your Brown Sugar Savers - I have given them as gifts to friends of mine who love to cook.