Sauteed Pineapple With Honey and Macadamia Nuts

“This was originally a recipe by Giada De Laurentis, but I changed it slightly and like it better.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple (drained) or 1 cup cubed canned pineapple (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons toasted & chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 18 teaspoon almonds, chopped very, very fine (optional)


  1. Drain the pineapple cubes in a strainer.
  2. Lay the pineapple cubes on a paper towel and pat dry.
  3. Put the butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat.
  4. Make brown butter by heating the butter until melted and just starting to brown around the edges.
  5. Add the pineapple, and toss to coat with the butter.
  6. Add honey and toss to coat the pineapple with honey.
  7. Cook until the pineapple is golden, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Take off the heat, and stir in 1 tablespoon Amaretto, and then add the almonds.
  9. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining Amaretto, mascarpone cheese and almond meal(crushed almonds).
  10. Place the pineapple mixture in a pretty parfait glass and serve it with a dollop of the cream.
  11. Serve at once.

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