Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

A very nice tart and rum flavored dessert. I tried this fantastic recipe in a restaurant in Waikiki and finally developed my own version.


  1. Remove pineapple leaves and discard.
  2. Quarter pineapple lengthwise and cut out and discard cores.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut fruit from rinds, keeping rinds intact and reserving them.
  4. Cut pineapple crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  5. In a medium size saucepan, melt butter; add 5 tablespoons brown sugar, rum, lemon juice and bring to a light boil.
  6. Reduce heat and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  7. Add pineapple slices, stir to coat and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  8. Preheat broiler to HIGH.
  9. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil.
  10. Place reserved rinds in prepared pan and with a fork and a spoon return pineapple pieces to rinds, arranging to near original shape.
  11. Spoon remaining sauce over pineapple.
  12. Sprinkle top of pineapple with remaining brown sugar.
  13. Broil pineapple about 3 inches from broiler elements until slightly charred and heated through, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  14. Serve pineapple hot with icecream if desired.
Most Helpful

I bought a large, but with very little flavor, pineapple the other day and this recipe was what I needed. Extremely tasty. Now I have to improve on the presentation for company.

BarbieRose May 06, 2009

This is a delicious dessert. Just the right balance of sweetness and fruit acidity. It took no time to prepare, mostly because I substitued slices of a pre-cored and rinded pineapple for the whole pineapple. The presentation wasn't as pretty as this sounds to be, but the taste was great. I used the left-over sauce to heat some bananas and served them over vanilla ice cream, and that also worked well.

tappies May 24, 2005