It's not widely thought of as a staple ingredient, but spend enough time trawling the treasure trove that is the Pineapple Princesses recipe site – a painstakingly compiled assortment of pineapple recipes dating back to 1864 – and you could be mistaken for assuming that the prickly, juicy, golden wonderfruit could be incorporated into pretty much any dish, sweet or savoury, that you could point to. Here are some of our top picks.
Having your mates over for brunch? Ditch the old-hack smashed avo and baked eggs; the next trend nobody's heard of yet is this recipe of asparagus with pineapple and mozzarella...
accompanied perhaps by pineapple spam. To be specific, this recipe contains a winner combination of spam, pineapple, Brussels sprouts and sweet n’ sour sauce. Seriously, something for everyone.
Finish off your savoury pineapple adventure with a dessert, like a pineapple buttermilk whip...
or artist Georgia O’Keefe’s famous recipe of pineapple fritters with rum sauce.
Perhaps the pinnacle, though, is pineapple chocolate jelly, which contains the contents of no less than three separate food groups from the unhealthy eating pyramid (a lesser-known and much tastier version of the Healthy Eating Pyramid).
Or, you know, if you're not much of a cook, you could also just order yourself a Hawaiian, which is just as under-appreciated and frankly just as controversial an option as any of these.
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