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The Perfect Pineapple Keg
Entertaining just became even more exciting now that Food Network has released a brilliant idea: the pineapple keg. Simple, impressive, and efficient, this concept has everything you need to impress your guests. All you need is a Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple, a beverage dispenser (such as the one for $9.99 on Amazon here), and the cocktail recipe of your choice (try it with our Tiki Holiday Pineapple Punch recipe!).
- Cut the top off your Perfect Pineapple
- Core your pineapple (we recommend using an easy pineapple corer slicer)
- Put the fruit that you remove from the pineapple into a bowl – set aside
- Tap the pineapple by screwing in the tap on the side of the fruit
- Add your favorite pineapple cocktail into the pineapple keg, pour, and enjoy!
View the full video from Food Network.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and with that the need to plan and prepare for guests and loved ones. For centuries pineapple has been know as the hospitality fruit, and what a better time to welcome family and friends than the holiday season?
Traditional candy corn is so 2013. Enjoy a sweet, healthy alternative to condensed sugar this Halloween utilizing fresh, delicious pineapple. Create your own snackable fruit pops, or layer your candy corn creation in a cup and grab on the go.
Candy Corn Fruit Pops
Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, sliced
Cut pieces from the pineapple slices. Then cut the cantaloupe to fit on top. Do the same with the banana so the shape looks like a candy corn. Push in the stick to hold together. Slice up the rest of the fruit & place it in a bowl. Push the candy corn pops in fruit to stand up.
Original recipe from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.
Healthy Halloween Snack Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail
Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, cut into bite size-pieces
In a clear glass, layer pineapple, then oranges and top with whipped cream and a couple pieces of candy corn. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Original recipe from Family Fresh Meals.
Impress your guests this holiday season with the Perfect Pineapple Punch, a tantalizing cocktail that utilizes fresh, ripe Chestnut Hill Farms pineapples. We worked with one of Florida’s best bartenders, Josue Romero (otherwise known as The Garnish Guy) from Odd Birds Bar in St. Augustine to shake up a unique cocktail that will inspire thoughts of warm breezes and tiny umbrellas, no matter what the weather.
The Perfect Pineapple Punch
- 1 Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, cored and sliced
- 1 1/2 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
- 1 oz Diplomatico Rum
- 3/4 oz Giffard Orgeat Syrup
- 1/2 oz Allspice Dram
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Passion Fruit Juice (Alternative – Fresh Pineapple Juice from your Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple)
- 10 Drops Hibiscus Bitters (Alternative – 3-4 drops Angostura Bitters)
Slice off the top of a Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple and core until the inside of the pineapple is hollow using a slicer or knife. Remove pineapple meat and place to side, conserving any juice.
Add 1 1/2 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum, 1 oz Diplomatico Rum, 1/2 oz Allspice Dram, 3/4 oz Giffard Orgeat, 1 oz Passion Fruit or Pineapple Juice, 1 oz Lime Juice, and bitters into a shaker. Add ice into shaker, close lid, and shake for approximately 10 seconds.
Add ice into cored Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple, and strain cocktail from shaker over the ice. Garnish with fresh Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple slices and enjoy!
With summer fluttering to an end, variations of tropical favorites such as a cool pina colada is a fun way to enjoy the final days of September. Enjoy the classic cocktail in dessert form with the easy to assemble pina colada pie in a jar, and take your taste buds into a sweet Caribbean daydream with Chestnut Hill Farms pineapples.
TIME: 0:30 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 4
3 c. finely crushed graham crackers
12 tbsp. butter, melted
1.5 cups fresh, diced and crushed Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple
2 c. heavy cream
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
- Make crust: In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with butter and stir until combined.
- Make pineapple layer: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, heat crushed pineapple until thick and jammy, about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make cream layer: In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in cream cheese and sugar. (For best results, transfer mixture to a piping bag.)
- Among four mason jars, layer graham cracker crust, pineapple (using a spoon), and cream, alternating until you reach the top of the jar.
- Garnish with toasted coconut and serve.
Original Recipe modified through delish.com.
Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy end-of-summer treats made with delicious fresh pineapple. Combined with banana and Vitamin C-packed orange, these easy-to-make snacks can be whipped up in just 10 minutes. Pick up your Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple at your local store that carries our farm-fresh produce near you and enjoy!
YIELD: 10 POPSICLES
PINEAPPLE ORANGE BANANA POPSICLES
You will fall in love with this Pineapple Orange Banana Popsicles recipe! These treats are tangy, sweet, and healthy!
TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS PREP TIME: 10 MINS
- 2 cups fresh chopped pineapple
- 3 bananas, peeled
- 2 oranges, peeled
Pulse all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
Tip: These are also great when made with a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger!
(Original Recipe and photo from Gimme Some Oven.)
We all know those famous words sang by Rupert Holmes. (Go ahead, click here before you continue reading. We know you want to). Winter is almost over and springtime is near. We can almost see it! Spring Break vacations are currently being booked and for many the thought of a warm and balmy tropical paradises awaits.
Bringing the tropics to you ahead of schedule, here’s a Tropical Pineapple Margarita Slushy recipe you’re sure to melt over, by Whole and Heavenly Oven. Great for a much sooner happy hour with friends, these margaritas can also accompany a nice home-cooked dinner.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 cups of frozen diced pineapple
- Juice from 2 limes
- 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1-1/2 cups tequila
- 3/4 cup triple sec
- 1 cup ice cubes
Place it all together in the blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Serve in salt-rimmed glass and viola! You got yourself an early spring vacation in a cup glass.
In case you missed it, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. And everyone plays cupid differently. Some couples keep it traditional with flowers and chocolate, while others are just crazy for an elaborate date night.
Admittedly, we at CHF tend to fall in the latter category. Romantics? Possibly. Passionate? Definitely. But what exactly makes our hearts melt? How about forget-me-not…dinners!
The key to our cherished little hearts is an outrageously enchanting meal. So in the spirit of affection, here are some recipes that are sure to make you fall in love:
To set the mood, try whipping up this refreshing Pineapple Cucumber Salad by Mom On Time Out. It’s light enough to leave plenty of room for a few more delicious courses.
End the night with Dashing Dish’s Pineapple Whip. A perfect serving size for two, this delectable dessert will have you wanting more. (More sweets, of course!)
Whether you have a romantic dinner at home or a picnic by the beach, we wish and your loved ones a very happy Valentine’s Day!
Winter is in full swing for those Perfect Pineapple™ fans located in the North and we’re pretty sure the weather has you dreaming for a summer vacation right about now!
Create your own beach getaway for dinner tonight. With the help of The Recipe Critic, you can be whisked away to the islands of Hawaii in a little over an hour. Talk about being in two places at once!
What you’ll need:
- 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1½ cup cornstarch
- 3 eggs, beaten
- ¼ cup canola oil
- Sweet Hawaiian Ingredients:
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained
This Baked Sweet Hawaiian Chicken recipe gives traditional baked chicken a sweet and tangy pineapple taste. You’ll be dreaming of Hawaii with every bite.
“This year I will eat more fruit…” That’s right; New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. What better way to start 2016 than with some tasty pineapples?
Aside from their incredibly sweet taste, pineapples are also a rich source of natural simple sugars. These sugars improve brain activity, promote better cognition and improve concentration – things we all know we need come Monday mornings.
Other “sugars” you might have at breakfast aren’t so natural and quite frankly make you crash later on. Starting your day with some fresh pineapple will give you the kick-start you need.
Already switching up your morning routine to include oatmeal instead of fattier options? Great! Now, just mix up your ordinary oatmeal recipe by adding juicy, chunks of pineapple.
Mary Younkin from Barefeet in The Kitchen gives us this awesome Hawaiian Oatmeal recipe that will have you wanting more. Visit Barefeet in The Kitchen for full instructions on how to start your day off right.