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Poached Pineapple

  • Servings: 12


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1 teaspoon whole white peppercorns
  • 2 ripe pineapples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large stockpot, combine sugar, 6 cups water, star anise, vanilla bean, and salt. Place over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Add pineapple, and return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand until room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and up to 3 days.

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