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Tropical Tastes: 10 exotic dishes you can make with canned pineapple

Put a little Hawaiian punch into your cooking with this succulent tropical fruit! Here are 10 easy recipes that call for canned pineapple.

Pineapple fritters

Sweet fritters are popular the world over, and everyone has their fave: sugar-coated, jam-filled, fruit-based, etc. To make these toothsome treats at home start with a can of drained pineapple slices. Pour 2 cups flour in a large mixing bowl, and drop 2 beaten eggs into the center with 3 1/2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup milk. Mix well. Dredge the pineapples in the batter and fry them up on both sides. Soak up excess oil by placing the fritters on paper towel-lined plates and sprinkle them with powdered sugar before serving.


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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate

METHOD:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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