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


  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and cut pineapple into 1/2-inch thick rounds and remove the core.
  3. In large plastic bag, combine pineapple and syrup.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 days.
  4. To serve, stack pineapple slices on plate and strain syrup over top.  Garnish with slivers of candied ginger.

Serves:  4

Calories per serving:  220

Calorie equivalent:  1 fruit

Recipe courtesy of the California Health and Longevity Institute

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