Caramelised Pineapple with Caramel Sauce and Passion-fruit Cream

For a taste of the tropics, try this sensational dessert from Patrick Williams that combines pineapple and passion-fruit with a sweet caramel sauce
Caramelised Pineapple with Caramel Sauce and Passion-fruit Cream
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: medium



  • 2 ripe pineapples
  • 50g butter butter
  • 1 tsp sugar

Caramel sauce

  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 50 g butter
  • 100 ml double cream

Passion-fruit cream

  • 100 ml double cream, lightly whipped
  • 100 g clotted cream
  • 2 passion fruit


1. First make the caramel sauce. In a small non-stick saucepan, heat together the caster sugar and water until it caramelises, thickening and turning into a light brown caramel. Remove at once from the heat and place in pan in cold water for 2-3 minutes. Once the caramel has cooled, whisk in the butter and cream. Set aside and keep warm.

2. Top, tail and peel the pineapples and cut into half. Cut out the tough inner core. In a large frying pan heat 50g butter with 1 tsp sugar. Once the sugar has melted add the pineapple halves and fry, turning often, until soft and golden-brown, around 5-10 minutes.

3. Halve the passion-fruit and scoop out the pulp. Sieve the pulp so that only the passion-fruit juice remains. With a metal spoon, fold together the whipped cream and clotted cream. Gradually fold in the passion-fruit juice, mixing well with each addition.

4. Transfer the pineapple to a serving dish. Pour over the warm caramel sauce, top with the passion-fruit cream and serve.

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