Sweet Essentials: Scrummy Pineapple-Rum Glaze

Andy Anderson !


This is a versatile sauce that finds itself at home on chicken, beef, pork, or just tossed with some noodles. How about drizzling over some sautéed shrimp?

As a matter of fact, leave out the cayenne pepper, throw in a bunch of chopped walnuts, and serve it over ice cream.

Did I say it was a versatile sauce?

So, are you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top



  • 3/4 c
    crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 c
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c
    dark rum
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste

How to Make Sweet Essentials: Scrummy Pineapple-Rum Glaze


  2. This recipe uses rum (booze), in terms of flavor, I cannot think of a good substitute that will give this recipe, its distinctive flavor, and I have tried several versions.

    While cooking, the sauce will reduce the amount of alcohol in the glaze; however, it will not completely eliminate it.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Place the crushed pineapple into a blender or food processor, and puree.
  5. Chef’s Note: I think that pureed pineapple give this recipe a bit more body, than using pineapple juice; however, if you do not wish to do this step, just use plain pineapple juice.
  6. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat.
  7. Adjust the heat, and slowly simmer.
  8. Chef’s Note: We are reducing this glaze; not trying to make caramel. Never allow it to get over a light simmer. It takes a bit of time, but it is totally worth it.
  9. Reduce the glaze and thicken, until it can coat the back of a spoon. Mine took almost an hour.
  10. Chef’s Note: This glaze will last in the fridge for 7 to 10 days, if properly sealed in a good container.
  12. Use on pork, chicken, beef, seafood… even ice cream. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sweet Essentials: Scrummy Pineapple-Rum Glaze

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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