Caramelized Pineapple ParfaitsCaramelized Pineapple Parfaits

Caramelized Pineapple Parfaits

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Caramelized Pineapple Parfaits
 
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These parfaits are delicious! Your yield will vary based on what glasses you use to assemble your parfaits, but if you have leftovers of any of the components, that's not a bad problem to have! Caramelizing pineapple takes awhile, but I've included two options (stovetop and oven) that I've tested out for you. When caramelizing, be patient. Don't stop when the fruit has pale coloring; instead, wait until you have those gorgeous, dark-golden tones. You're going to want to start keeping caramelized pineapple on hand all the time for topping ice cream (and skillet cakes, duh.) Don't ask me how I know this.
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
Caramelized Pineapple Ingredients:
  • 4 pounds pineapple, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Other Ingredients:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • pound cake, cubed (I used store-bought this time, but here's my favorite from-scratch recipe!)
Instructions
  1. Caramelize the pineapple on the stovetop or in the oven. STOVETOP: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (the butter and sugar will remain separated). Add the pineapple and cook, tossing periodically, until the juice has mostly evaporated and the pineapple is nicely caramelized, about 35-40 minutes. OVEN: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place the chopped pineapple in a baking dish, melt the butter in the microwave, and pour the melted butter evenly over the pineapple. Crumble the brown sugar evenly over the pineapple. Bake for around 2 hours, tossing every 20-25 minutes, until caramelized and delicious. Cool completely.
  2. Whip the cream: Beat heavy cream, powdered sugar, and coconut extract together to stiff peaks.
  3. Assemble the parfaits: Place a layer of pound cake cubes into the bottom of each glass. Top with caramelized pineapple and whipped cream. Repeat layers until each glass is full. Serve!

 

22 Comments on Caramelized Pineapple Parfaits (and Some Internet Manners Real Talk)

  1. Kristen
    July 17, 2017 at 7:53 am (3 years ago)

    I really think there now needs to be a class for internet manners. I have too often fallen victim to people hiding behind the screen to criticize my weight (from a disease I have)
    PS–love these parfaits.

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 18, 2017 at 1:44 am (3 years ago)

      I would take that class and love it!! I hate concern trolling (for instance, about weight) SO MUCH. Love to you, Kristen.

      Reply
  2. Anna
    July 17, 2017 at 8:30 am (3 years ago)

    Absolutely! To everything and a parfait.

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 18, 2017 at 1:46 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Anna <3

      Reply
  3. nona
    July 17, 2017 at 9:30 am (3 years ago)

    BRAVO!! I am shouting my agreement with you and that those parfaits look like a wonderful summer treat! Thank you!!

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 18, 2017 at 1:45 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Nona!

      Reply
  4. Renee
    July 17, 2017 at 11:07 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you! It’s time someone finally spoke up on the poor behavior of so many! I totally agree that if you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say anything at all. Now, please pass me a pineapple parfait!

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 18, 2017 at 1:45 am (3 years ago)

      Cheers, Renee! And thank you!

      Reply
  5. Emily R
    July 17, 2017 at 11:13 am (3 years ago)

    I love-love-love your posts, all of them, but especially this one. A-freaking-men.

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 18, 2017 at 1:45 am (3 years ago)

      Aw, thanks so much, Emily!

      Reply
  6. Anton
    July 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I love pineapple everything, so I definitely have to make this. I might add a bunch of cherries, because I have a bazillion of them in the fridge right now.

    SO often do I find myself writing out a comment, and then erasing it. I like to give myself a good thirty seconds to evaluate it. I erase a lot. Everyone has knee jerk reactions, but it is totally possible to just brake check yourself.

    For me, so often, I wish people would just hold their horses about stuff like a woman Dr Who, Wonder Woman, LGBTQ+ characters in anything, etc. It’s so painfully clear how much representation means to people who don’t get to see themselves in everything.

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 18, 2017 at 1:45 am (3 years ago)

      So so true, Anton. I love that 30-second rule. SO often I find myself erasing comments I think better of, too. A great tip!

      Reply
  7. Shanna
    July 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I am only jealous of Beyonce in the photo of her with her newborn twins because I wasn’t even remotely close to looking that amazing after having just one baby and she had two!! She is on her her own level of stunningly gorgeous. And speaking of stunningly gorgeous – this parfait!! I need it in my life soon. You know I love it when you make anything with caramelized pineapple.

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 18, 2017 at 1:44 am (3 years ago)

      We’re all jealous of Beyoncé. No shame! Also, caramelized pineapple fans for life.

      Reply
  8. Catherine
    July 18, 2017 at 12:52 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you, Julie, for a wonderful and timely post. I actually think that these parfaits look amazing, and can’t wait to make them for myself.

    I must say that I DO have a bit of a problem with the advertising on your blog. What I have seen so far is either Walmart or some Big Pharma company f