Candied pineapple, according to a quick informal poll of my friends, is typically thought of as dried pineapple that has been sugared. My recipe was about as dry as a St. Louis summer (for those not from St. Louis, picture rainforest-like humidity). What makes my candied pineapple different from non-candied pineapple is that the juice is extra sweet and the outside of the pineapple has an irresistible glossy shine.
Aside from topping a cupcake, candied pineapple could be:
- eaten all on its on,
- used in or on top of a meat dish,
- mixed into a fruit salad, or
- thrown on the grill (although I haven’t tried it).
Candied Pineapple Recipe
Candied Pineapple vs. Pineapple Candy
If you are looking for pineapple candy rather than candied pineapple, check out my yummy pineapple candy. While the cupcake that the candy was on was a bit of a fail, I loved that pineapple candy.