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Grilled Pineapple with a Brown Sugar Rum Glaze

Notes: Pineapple is Antigua’s National Fruit. There is no better way to honor this wonderful fruit than to use it to finish your meal with the natural sweetness Grilled Pineapple complimented by a rich rum glaze. Grilled pineapple has an enriched sweetness that, to me, is much better than when I eat it fresh. Add the Brown Sugar Rum Glaze and you have a whole new experience. Enjoy!

1 pineapple

The Glaze…
¼ Cup butter
¼ Cup brown sugar
¼ Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons dark rum
Juice of a lime

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the brown sugar and salt, stir to dissolve. Increase the heat and bring the sauce to a simmer until the sauce becomes a thin syrup. Remove the syrup from the heat and carefully stir in the lime juice and rum. Set the syrup aside to cool for 10 minutes, as it cools the syrup will thicken up.

While the syrup is cooling, peel the pineapple. Cut the pineapple into wedges lengthwise. Make sure to remove the core off each wedge. Generously coat the pineapple with the syrup and place on a hot grill. Grill the pineapple turning when the edges start to caramelize and the pineapple has golden grill marks. While grilling occasionally bast the pineapple with the syrup.

Serve with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of the syrup.

Serves 4-6 depending on serving size.

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