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.
1small pineapple, peeled, cored and diced (about 800gm prepared quantity)16medjool dates, pitted and quartered180 gmdark palm sugar, coarsely grated or chopped4star aniseVanilla ice-cream, to serve
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.
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.