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Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel

Makes 4 servings

Total Time
1 hr

Pineapple holds up to skewering, doesn’t fall apart on the grill, and makes an elegant, surprising dessert—especially when drizzled with a simple-to-make caramel sauce. You’ll need 16 wooden skewers for this recipe.

su – Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel

Photo: Erin Kunkel
 1 ripe pineapple
 1 cup sugar
 3/4 cup coconut milk
 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
Step 1

Soak skewers in water 30 minutes. Meanwhile, trim ends from pineapple, then stand it upright and cut off peel. Quarter pineapple lengthwise and cut out core. Reserve half the pineapple for another use. Cut each remaining quarter into 4 lengthwise slices, then cut each slice in half crosswise to make 16 thin wedges. Skewer each lengthwise.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, combine sugar with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, swirling to dissolve sugar; boil, swirling occasionally (do not stir), just until golden and honeylike. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in coconut milk (mixture will bubble furiously).

Step 3

Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Using a pastry brush, coat pineapple pieces with caramel sauce. Grill just until marks appear, then turn to mark other side, 4 to 5 minutes total. Put skewers on a platter, sprinkle with toasted coconut, and serve with remaining caramel sauce for dunking.

Step 4


Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 4 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 299Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.9g16%

Saturated Fat 8.3g42%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 7.3mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 56g19%

Dietary Fiber 1.9g8%
Protein 1.4g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.