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Grilled pineapple with pound cake and rum-caramel sauce

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
2 tbsp unsalted butter
165g dark brown sugar
2 tbsp dark rum
120ml double cream
1 small pineapple, peeled and cut in 1/2
4 tbsp canola oil
1 store-bought pound cake, cut into 1cm thick slices
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Maraschino cherries, optional
1) Melt the butter in a small saucepan over high heat, add the brown sugar and rum and cook, whisking until the sugar has melted and the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the double cream and cook until heated through and slightly thickened. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, keep warm.

2) Heat the griddle to high.

3) Brush the pineapple on both sides with the oil and place on the griddle. Cook until golden brown and caramelized on both sides, about 6 mins. While the pineapple is cooking, place the pound cake on the griddle until lightly golden brown on both sides, about 20 secs on each side. Remove the pineapple from the griddle, stack the slices and cut into chunks.

4) Top each piece of pound cake with some of the pineapple and drizzle with the caramel-rum sauce. Top with more pound cake, vanilla ice cream and a maraschino cherry, if desired.

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