Chocolate-Pineapple Dessert - Recipe
Dark Chocolate Dipped Pineapple with Pistachio
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.
Calories per serving: 260
Calorie equivalent: 2 carbohydrates, 1 fat
|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.