Recipe: Chocolate Dipped, Bourbon Soaked Pineapple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | March 23rd, 2016 | Desserts, Recipes
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chocolate bourbon pineappleHave I mentioned previously that I love brunch? Especially when it is a buffet. I love being able to sample many different dishes and indulge in bites of deliciousness. I also love that brunch gives one an excuse to have champagne before noon. I mean, it would be rude to refuse a mimosa, wouldn’t it?

So, if we’re already indulging in a cocktail (Make yours a bloody Mary, if you prefer.), why not have a tasty nibble with a bit of an alcohol kick? I’m not talking about making this a bacchanalian event, I’m just suggesting adding one food item to the menu that is for the adults only. I mean, the kids will have their share of treats, especially if this is an Easter brunch, so it seems only fair that the adults get something special also.

I chose pineapple as the base for this treat because it will absorb the bourbon nicely without becoming soggy or discoloring. Fresh, fully ripe pineapple also has a flavor strong enough to hold its own with the bourbon. If pineapple isn’t your thing, I think you could try cherries. I’m not sure too many other fruits would work.

Also, I dipped the pineapple in milk chocolate; the sweetness was a nice contrast to the earthiness of the bourbon. For those of you that prefer something less sweet, a semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate would work nicely. I’d stay away from white chocolate; that seems way too sweet to me. Of course, to each their own palate.

This is an easy recipe. Give a batch a try, label the plate boldly as adults only, and then enjoy!

Chocolate Dipped, Bourbon Soaked Pineapple

Yields 20
A delicious nibble just for the adults


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Prep Time
24 hr 25 min

Cook Time
5 min

Total Time
24 hr 30 min

Prep Time
24 hr 25 min

Cook Time
5 min

Total Time
24 hr 30 min

Ingredients
  1. 1 pineapple
  2. 1/2 cup bourbon
  3. 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  4. 1 tsp. vegetable shortening, optional
  5. Waxed paper
Instructions
  1. Remove skin and core of pineapple.
  2. Cut four 1/2″ rings off of pineapple; save remaining pineapple for other use.
  3. Cut each ring into 5 wedges.
  4. Place wedges in a small bowl and cover with bourbon.
  5. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  6. Remove pineapple from refrigerator, transfer pineapple wedges to a paper towel to drain for 10 minutes.
  7. Save remaining bourbon.*
  8. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-proof bowl and heat in 30 second increments, until melted.
  9. If chocolate is not melting smoothly, add shortening.
  10. Dip pineapple into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off.
  11. Transfer to waxed paper lined plate or tray. Repeat with remaining wedges.
  12. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
Notes
  1. Leftover bourbon can be used to make delicious pineapple flavored cocktails or can be drunk as is.
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