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Sarah Randell

Our former Food Director, and previously food editor to Delia Smith, Sarah has written more than 1000 recipes for the magazine. She is also author of Family Baking and Marmalade; A Bittersweet Cookbook.

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Vanilla pineapple with star anise

  • Serves 4
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total time 25 mins
5.0/5 rating (1 votes)
Vanilla pineapple with star anise
Vanilla pineapple with star anise

step by step

  • 1Preheat the grill to a high setting. Tip the pineapple chunks (and any juice) into a bowl with the sugar.
  • 2Put the vanilla seeds into a small dish with the orange juice and mix together.
  • 3Pour the vanilla liquid into the bowl with the pineapple and add the star anise. Toss together, then tip the whole lot into a shallow ovenproof dish.
  • 4Grill the pineapple for 15 minutes, turning it two or three times and basting it with the sugary juices. Eat warm with the vanilla ice cream.
  • Recipe photograph by Jonathan Gregson

You will need

  • 800g prepared fresh pineapple chunks
  • 4 tbsp light or dark soft brown sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways and seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 star anise
  • 500ml vanilla ice cream, to serve

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