Nuts About New Zealand

Glazed Pineapple with Macadamia Nut Crunch


1 large pineapple (ripe with end trimmed skin and eyes removed.
1 cup Macadamia nuts
1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
1 pinch salt
4 Tbsp unsalted butter


Preheat the grill. Cut the pineapple into 8 slices, each about 25mm thick. For a decorative presentation you might want to cut notched grooves 25mm apart on the top of each slice to suggest the grooves of a scallop shell.. In a small bowl, combine the nuts, brown sugar and salt. Add the butter and stir until well blended. Place the pineapple slices on a baking sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle with a few tablespoons of the nut mixture or arrange in a graphic pattern over each pineapple slice. Grill the pineapple slices about 150mm from the heat until the filling starts to caramelize, about 1 1/2 minutes. Serve hot.