Pineapples are a tropical fruit indigenous to South America, although found in many Asian cuisine as well as Caribbean. When ripe, it is sweet and juicy.
It pairs perfectly with salty and savory dishes we as items like molasses and brown sugar.
You can buy fresh pineapple, canned or even frozen. The best type of pineapple is dependant on the recipe you are using.
Pineapples are also symbolic as the “queen of the fruits” rightfully so because it is topped with a crown. But it is also known as the welcoming fruit throughout the south. They are the ultimate sign of hospitality.
They are also wonderful for carving and making fruit art, like my buddy Hootie the owl!