Roasted Pineapple with Honey and Pistachios

Roasted Pineapple with Honey and Pistachios

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 medium ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche or yogurt
  • 1/3 cup natural unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh mint leaves
  Preparation

 

Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir first 3 ingredients in a large bowl until sugar dissolves. Add pineapple; toss to coat. Let marinate, tossing occasionally, for 10 minutes. Place pineapple, one flat side down, on prepared sheet; reserve marinade.

Roast pineapple for 15 minutes. Turn, brush with marinade, and roast until tender and caramelized, 10-15 minutes. Drizzle remaining marinade over; let cool slightly.

Divide pineapple among plates. Spoon crème fraîche alongside. Garnish with nuts and mint.

Almond-Oat Lace Cookies

Almond-Oat Lace Cookies      Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole natural unsalted almonds with skins
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted

Preparation

Arrange racks in lower and upper thirds of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper. Pulse almonds and oats in a food processor until coarse meal forms. Set aside.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add both sugars and honey; whisk until blended and sugar dissolves, 1–2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add nut mixture, flour, and salt; stir until well blended.

Spoon batter by 2-teaspoon portions onto baking sheets, spacing 2 1/2″ apart. Using your fingertips, pat cookies down to 1/4″-high rounds; push in any jagged edges to form smooth circles. Bake, rotating sheets after 6 minutes, until dark golden brown and cookies spread out into a thin layer, 10–12 minutes. Slide cookies on parchment onto a wire rack and let cool.

Using a pastry brush, brush half of each cookie with melted chocolate. Let stand until the chocolate is set, about 2 hours. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight between sheets of parchment or waxed paper.

 

Guanabana Sorbet with Mango Lime Coulis

Guanabana Sorbet with Mango Lime Coulis
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2 (14-oz) packages frozen guanabana (soursop) purée such as Goya brand, thawed (3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mango purée (from 1 1/2 lb mangoes) or 1 (14-oz) package frozen mango purée, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lime zest

 

  • Special equipment: an ice cream maker
  • Garnish: lime zest

Preparation

Bring sugar and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until reduced to about 2 cups, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer syrup to a bowl and cool completely.

Whisk together guanabana purée and 1 1/2 cups syrup, then freeze in ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, about 2 hours.

Blend mango purée, lime juice, 6 tablespoons of remaining syrup, and remaining 1/4 cup water in a blender until very smooth. Force through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing on and then discarding solids, then whisk in zest and, if necessary, additional water for a thin purée. Serve sorbet with coulis.

source:epicurious.com

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