Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Recipes on

Chocolate-Pineapple Dessert - Recipe

Dark Chocolate Dipped Pineapple with Pistachio

A slice of pineapple

A romantic, yet healthy treat, this decadent-tasting dessert provides the health benefits of dark chocolate (in small amounts) along with the antioxidants found in fresh pineapple, in season during the winter months. (Tip: Be sure to use high-quality dark chocolate made from cocoa butter, not hydrogenated fat.)


1 fresh, ripe Hawaiian Gold pineapple
6 oz. dark chocolate, 60-80% cocoa
3 Tbsp. pistachios, chopped


1. Cut rind off pineapple, core, and cut into 12 spears.

2. Melt chocolate in glass bowl in microwave for 45 seconds at a time, until melted, being careful not to burn.

3. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper, spray lightly with non-stick spray.  Dip one half of pineapple spear in melted chocolate, place on baking sheet and sprinkle with chopped pistachio.

4 . Refrigerate until ready to serve.

5. To serve, let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes for maximum flavor.

Serves: 6
Calories per serving: 260
Calorie equivalent:  2 carbohydrates, 1 fat

Paulette Lambert, R.D., C.D.E.
Recipe created by Paulette Lambert, R.D., C.D.E. (pictured). Lambert is director of nutrition for California Health & Longevity Institute, located within Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. With more than 25 years of experience in private practice after an extensive clinical education, Lambert has wide-ranging experience in clinical nutrition and the development of individualized dietary plans.

More Recipes

Health Features

Health Main Page



From all-natural to grass-fed to certified organic, meat labels are often confusing. Learn the terms so you know what you're buying.

Impress your guests with this guide to grilling steak. From buying the right cut to applying oil, these handy tips will have you cooking in no time.