Pineapple, date and liquorice parcels

This is a lovely way to showcase seasonal fruit, and winter is a great time of year for pineapple. The palm sugar tempers its tartness.

You'll need

1 small pineapple, peeled, cored and diced (about 800gm prepared quantity) 16 medjool dates, pitted and quartered 180 gm dark palm sugar, coarsely grated or chopped 4 star anise Vanilla ice-cream, to serve


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Place four 30cm squares of baking paper on a work surface. Top each with another square, then divide pineapple among sheets. Top with dates, sugar and star anise. Gather paper together and tie with kitchen string.
  • 02
  • Place on a tray and bake until sugar smells caramelised (35 minutes). To serve, open parcels at the table, top with scoops of ice-cream and drizzle with cooking juices.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Drink Suggestion

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Aug 2017

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