• 800 g prepared fresh pineapple chunks
  • 4 tbsp light or dark soft brown sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways and seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 star anise
  • 500 ml vanilla ice cream, to serve


  1. 1

    Preheat the grill to a high setting. Tip the pineapple chunks (and any juice) into a bowl with the sugar.

  2. 2

    Put the vanilla seeds in a small dish with the orange juice and mix together.

  3. 3

    Pour the vanilla liquid into the bowl with the pineapple and add the star anise. Toss together, then tip the whole lot into a shallow ovenproof dish.

  4. 4

    Grill the pineapple for 15 minutes, turning it two or three times and basting it with the sugary juices. Eat warm with the vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1528kj 365kcal 18%
  • Fat 8.5g 12%
  • Saturates 7.0g 35%
  • Sugars 61.8g 69%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 440kj/105kcal

Each serving provides

66.0g carbohydrate 3.2g fibre 4.4g protein

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