Brochette of Pineapple with Rum Crème Fraîche

Round off a meal in Caribbean style with Chris Galvin's recipe for skewered pineapple and sweet vanilla sauce
By Chris Galvin
Brochette of Pineapple with Rum Crème Fraîche
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 pineapple, peeled, core removed, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter

For the vanilla sauce

  • 200 ml sugar sugar syrup
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped

For the rum cr'me fra'che

  • 250 ml crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp rum


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Thread the pineapple chunks onto skewers.

2. Heat the clarified butter in a frying pan and when hot, add the pineapple skewers and colour on all sides. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 8 minutes, basting halfway through to glaze the pineapple. Remove from the oven and keep warm.

3. For the vanilla sauce: pour 4 tbsp of the pineapple roasting juices into a pan and cook over a high heat to reduce slightly, then add the stock syrup and vanilla seeds and bring to the boil. Cook until it is just tinged with a caramel colour.

4. For the rum crème fraîche: whisk together the crème fraîche and rum in a bowl.

5. To serve, arrange the pineapple on a plate. Spoon over a little of the vanilla sauce and serve with the rum crème fraîche.

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