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Caramelized Pineapple Sundaes

Whenever we get a craving for a tropical escape, this super simple recipe whisks us away in no time. Vanilla's nice but drizzling the sauce over salted caramel ice cream and taking a bite is just pure paradise. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat; stir in brown sugar. Add pineapple; cook and stir until tender, 8-10 minutes. Remove pineapple with a slotted spoon; set aside.
  • Bring remaining juices to a simmer; cook until thickened, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Layer pineapple and ice cream into six dessert dishes; sprinkle with coconut and nuts. Drizzle with reduced sauce.
Editor's Note
To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 469 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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