Fresh Pineapple with Vanilla Wine Syrup

Fresh Pineapple with Vanilla Wine Syrup 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Fresh Pineapple with Vanilla Wine Syrup 150

Fresh pineapple is a luxurious and light finish to any holiday meal. To make it even more special, this dessert is topped with a syrup made from a fruity dry white wine, such as Riesling, and a vanilla bean. To gild the lily, serve with vanilla ice cream.

  • Portion size 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) fruity dry white wine
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 strips orange rind (3 inches/8 cm)
  • 2 pineapples
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream

Method

Slit vanilla bean lengthwise; scrape out seeds. In small saucepan, bring vanilla bean and seeds, wine, sugar and orange rind to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until syrupy and reduced to about 3/4 cup (175 mL), about 40 minutes. Let cool. Remove vanilla bean. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Meanwhile, on cutting board, cut peel off pineapples, leaving eyes. Cut out eyes, making shallow diagonal cuts. Quarter pineapples lengthwise; core and cut into bite-size pieces. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

To serve, spoon pineapple into dessert dishes; drizzle with syrup. Cut orange rind into fine strips; add to each dish along with scoop of ice cream.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 27 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 179.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 2%
  • Total carbohydrate 34 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 27.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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