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Sweet and Satisfying Grilled Pineapple with Maple Cream Dessert

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Sweet and Satisfying Grilled Pineapple with Maple Cream Dessert

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 oz.) cartons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1½ Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup sweetened, shredded coconut or purchased toasted coconut flakes
  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • 1 (14 oz.) can unsweetened lite coconut milk
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Sprigs of fresh mint, for garnish

Directions

  • To make maple cream sauce, combine yogurt and maple syrup. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spread coconut on a parchment lined baking sheet in a thin layer.
  • Place in oven for 5-7minutes.
  • After a few minutes, stir the coconut to help ensure even color. The flakes will toast very quickly.
  • Peel, slice and core the pineapple. Preheat grill to high.
  • Shake the can of coconut milk well before opening the can. Pour it into a wide, shallow bowl.
  • Add cinnamon and stir with a fork to blend.
  • When ready to cook, brush and oil the grill grate.
  • Dip each pineapple slice in the coconut milk, shaking off the excess. 
  • Arrange the slices on the hot grate and grill until browned on both sides, approx. 4 minutes per side.
  • If a crosshatch of grill marks is desired, rotate each slice 60 degrees after 2 minutes on each side.

Transfer the pineapple slices to plates. Serve with a dollop of maple cream sauce, sprinkle of toasted coconut and mint sprig. 

Recipe provided by: Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies (2012) and Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services