Pineapple with Ginger and Vanilla
1, 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1/3 cup honey
2/3 cup water
1 fresh pineapple, whole
Candied ginger, slivered, for garnish
- In small saucepan, combine fresh ginger, vanilla seeds, honey and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened into syrup.
- Meanwhile, peel and cut pineapple into 1/2-inch thick rounds and remove the core.
- In large plastic bag, combine pineapple and syrup. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 days.
- To serve, stack pineapple slices on plate and strain syrup over top. Garnish with slivers of candied ginger.
Calories per serving: 220
Calorie equivalent: 1 fruit
Recipe courtesy of the California Health and Longevity Institute
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