Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Broiled Pineapple with Spiced Vanilla Sauce

3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup undiluted evaporated milk or half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or Chinese 5-spice powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 sheet (14x12 inches) heavy duty foil
2 teaspoons butter
2 thick,round slices fresh pineapple, skin and eyes trimmed
1 tablespoon light brown sugar

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Place cream cheese, granulated sugar, milk, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Refrigerate.

3. Coat center of foil sheet with butter. Place pineapple slices side by side on foil. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Fold up sides and ends of foil to form container around pineapple, leaving top of container open. Place container on baking sheet.

4. Broil pineapple 4 inches from heat source 10-12 minutes until surface of pineapple is bubbling and flecked with brown. Watch pineapple closely during last 5 minutes of broiling to avoid burning.

5. Remove from oven. Transfer pineapple to serving plates. Serve immediately with cream cheese mixture.

**When camping, we cook pineapple and pears together in foil with butter, cinnamon and sugar. Or pumpkin spice.

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