FRESH PINEAPPLE POACHED IN CINNAMON SYRUP

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks broken in half
  • 3 1/4 inch-thick slices of peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/4 inch thick sliced lemon
  • 1 large pineapple (about 4 1/2lbs)
  • peeled, cut lengthwise into wedges,cored,cut crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick pieces

Directions

  • Stir 1-1/2 cups water,sugar,cinnamon sticks,ginger and lemon in heavy large potover med.heat til sugar dissolves.Bring syrup to a boil; cover an simmer 10min.to blend flavors.Add pineapple and simmer till pineapple is translucent,stirring occasionally about 7 min. Transfer pineapple and syrup to bowl.Refrigerate till cold, at least 2 hours.Can be prepared 2 days ahead. cover and keep refrigerated.
  • Sometimes I serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Notes

This is a light refreshing dessert.When I make this my house smells wonderful. It is from Bon Appetit.

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