After a long bike ride, there's no reason my guests and I shouldn't indulge in a delicious dessert. However, since we are having dinner on the patio, I want to keep it light and informal. Grilled pineapple is a great Summertime dessert that comes together quickly and easily. This recipe kicks the classic variation up a notch by glazing the pineapple in a sugary molasses syrup that's infused with the exotic fragrance of cardamom. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it's decadent, but not over-the-top rich. This sweet finish would be ideal at any August barbecue, so get the recipe after the break.
1/3 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses Serves 6.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
8 whole cardamom pods , lightly cracked
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 pineapples, peeled, cut crosswise into twelve 3/4-inch-thick rounds
2 tablespoons peanut oil
Vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses