Entertaining Guests With Pineapple
So what are you going to do with all of this pineapple? Pineapples are a great fruit to make snacks or desserts out of. Pineapple upside-down cake is a great dessert to share with friends and family at a dinner party. This cake has a shiny, sugar coating that makes it stand out in the kitchen or dining table.
This cake is pretty simple to make. You can find a mix for this cake in a box and use your freshly cut pineapples to top it off. A lot of these cakes tend to have whole rings of pineapple on top for a more appealing look. Usually you will find them topped with maraschino cherries too.
What actually gives this cake the shine and the color is dark brown sugar. This sugar is melted and caramelized for that beautiful outer coat on pineapple upside-down cake you probably recognize.
If you don't want to make cakes, pineapples care great as a centerpiece. These intricate, beautiful fruits don't require much else to be done to them for a great addition to the home. However you can pair them with some flowers if you wish.
You can also hollow out the pineapple and use the shell as a vase, which creates an interesting effect! Just cut the top off, use your pineapple cutter to take the insides out and insert flowers.
Taking a cue from a popular decorative fruit company, you can also use pineapples as a great looking and edible centerpiece. You can use the shell as housing for other fruits or as a fruit holding vase. To use the shell as a bowl, you'll need to use a cutter that doesn't require you to cut off the bottom of the fruit, such as the Rosle pineapple cutter.
If you don't care about using it as a bowl, you can cut off both ends and get a cylinder of pineapple cut with something like the Pineapple Prince pineapple cutter. Use colors that will complement the yellow of the pineapple. You can use skewers or kabobs for a cheap way to suspend fruits and create a bouquet type presentation.
The possibilities of decoration and desserts are endless with pineapple. The only problem is deciding on one thing you want to use the fruit for and you ready to go!