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Know Your Sweets: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Perhaps the 20th Century's most notorious, retro-chic dessert creation, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake flips the traditional notion of a baked good on its head, pairing a spongy, yellow cake bottom with a glistening spread of pineapple rings and maraschino cherries on top. Learn about the moment when it became a party favorite, its variations, and more. More

Cookie Monster: Coconut Pineapple Gems

Given the year-round bounty of fruits and vegetables in California, you might think that people out here aren't into canning. You might think we save our mason jars for cocktails at hipster BBQ joints and throw overly ripe produce to the cows. Luckily it's just the opposite, and at my local farmers market I even found a delicious pineapple jam. Good jam deserves to star in a good cookie, like these thumbprint gems topped with flakes of coconut. More

Pie of the Week: Brûléed Pineapple Tart

I love pineapple in most any form, but if I had to pick, I'd say roasted pineapple is my favorite preparation. This week's pie, which is actually a tart, is designed to highlight the sweet, concentrated flavor of roasted pineapple by layering it with a cool, subtle vanilla cream, a crumbly coconut crust, and a layer of crackly brûléed sugar on top. It's basically an awesome, tropical crème brûlée, reminiscent of a pina colada, in tart form. More

7 Sweet Pineapple Recipes We Love

Here at the Serious Eats World Headquarters we rejoice the end of March for many reasons; "Hello, Spring weather!" and "Hallelujah, the return of ice cream" are certainly major contenders. But mid-March is also the beginning of a glorious season. That's right, folks, we're talking about pineapple season! Here are 7 of our favorite pineapple inspired recipes. More

Preserved: Pineapple-Raspberry Jam

I'm about to leave for vacation in south Florida and I've got summery, tropical fruits on the brain. Pineapple might not be the first flavor that comes to mind when you think of jam, but it is unexpectedly juicy and delicious. A handful of fresh raspberries add a touch of berry sweetness and a lovely pink hue. More

Scooped: Spicy Pineapple and Tequila Sorbet

Growing up, my only exposure to pineapple was the sour, fibrous, cardboardy stuff you find at continental breakfasts in crummy hotels everywhere. I blame it on being a child of the North. Never did I enjoy the classics that the rest of country was so rightly making—pineapple upside down cake, pineapple and marshmallow fruit salad, or pineapple margaritas. More

Dulces: Pineapple-Dulce de Leche Torta

This is a bit of a mash-up of recipes. It begins with torta chilena, a Napoleon-like Chilean dessert that features layers of puff pastry glued together with rich dulce de leche, but takes a spin from there. When I was five or six, a Peruvian friend of my mother's brought her edition of the dessert to a dinner party. It was a stack of puff pastry rounds and the classic dulce de leche, but, in addition to the toffee-hued goo, there was golden pineapple jam between the flaky tiers. More

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