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Pineapple Skewers with Brown Butter and Orange Juice Glaze

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Pineapple Skewers with Brown Butter and Orange Juice Glaze
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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ripe pineapple


In a medium skillet over high heat, melt the butter and cook until it begins to turn brown. Add the brown sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add the orange juice carefully, as it will bubble up when it hits the hot syrup. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Season with the salt, pepper, and cloves. Cook until the mixture turns syrupy (there should be about 1/3 cup). Remove the skillet from the heat, add the lemon juice, stir well, and pour the glaze into a medium bowl to cool.

Remove the top, bottom, and all the rough peel from the pineapple. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into quarters and remove the core from each section. Cut each quarter in half and then into 1-inch pieces. Add the pineapple pieces to the bowl of glaze and gently toss to evenly coat them. Thread onto skewers. Grill over Direct Medium heat until the pieces are golden brown all over, 6 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve warm.

Prep time: 25 minutes - Grilling time: 6 to 10 minutes

Serving Size: Makes 4 to 6 Servings

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