Pineapple skewers with vanilla syrup recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 160 calories / serving
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Pineapple skewers with vanilla and lime syrup HERO

Remove the leafy crown and slice the pineapple in half. Cut off the skin and eyes and cut into 8 wedges. Cut off the woody core, then push the wedges onto 8 soaked wooden skewers and set aside until needed.

For the syrup, put the brown sugar, water, vanilla, lime zest and a squeeze of juice into a small saucepan. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and the vanilla seeds have dispersed. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until syrupy. Stir in rum, if using. Set aside until ready to serve.

When you’re ready to barbecue, sprinkle the pineapple wedges with caster sugar and barbecue for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until slightly charred. Serve with the syrup and some ice cream, if you like.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe pineapple
  • 100g (3½oz) soft brown sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved and seeds scraped out
  • ½ lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp rum (optional)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • vanilla or coconut ice cream, to serve
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  • Energy 692kj 160kcal 8%
  • Fat 1g 5%
  • Saturates 0.5g <1%
  • Sugars 43g 48%
  • Salt 0.5g <1%

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Carbohydrate 43.3g Protein 0.5g Fibre 2g

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