Slices of fresh pineapple poached in a tropical lime and rum syrup – the taste of the Caribbean from the Woman’s Weekly test kitchen
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
- 125g (4oz) caster sugar
- Grated rind and juice of 2 limes
- 1tbsp rum, optional
- 1 medium pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced
- A few pineapple leaves, to decorate
- Pour 4tbsp of water into a pan and add the sugar. Place the pan over a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Use a damp pastry brush to wash down any sugar crystals from the sides of the pan. Don’t stir the mixture any more, but allow it to simmer until it turns a pale golden colour.
- Remove the pan from the heat and then pour in 100ml (3½fl oz) water, taking care in case it splatters. Swirl the water around until it mixes with the caramelised sugar to give a pale golden syrup. If necessary, return the pan briefly to the heat to melt the sugar.
- Stir the lime rind and juice into the syrup, and the rum, if using.
- Place the pineapple slices in a bowl and pour the syrup over. Chill the pineapple, turning the slices occasionally in the syrup, for at least 4 hrs, or overnight.
- Serve pineapple slices with some of the syrup spooned over them, and use a few pineapple leaves as decoration.
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.