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The History of Pineapple Cookies for Chinese New Year

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Photo from Kele Singapore, voted best pineapple tarts in Singapore

History on a Sweet Treat that Brings Good Fortune to All

Chinese New Year is right around the corner. As the world rings in the Year of the Ox on February 12, many families will be enjoying a take on pineapple cookies. These sweet treats aren’t just known for bringing good fortune and prosperity – they’re also delicious and will guarantee you come back for more. Read on to learn more about these traditional treats.

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Why Pineapple Should Be a Part of Any Holiday Party

This Tropical Fruit Has a Long History of Hospitality

If you’ve seen the television show Sanditon (based on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel of the same name), you may remember a scene in which a pineapple is sliced at a dinner party with great fanfare – and the horrible reaction when it’s revealed that it had rotted inside. The pineapple’s initial impressiveness and its rotten state were brought on by the same factor: that it took a really long time to bring the tropical fruit to England.

As with so many historical status symbols, rarity made the exotic pineapple a sign of luxury. In fact, for a while the fruit was so rare that most people wouldn’t eat it (which didn’t help with the rotting issue). Instead, they’d simply use it as a centerpiece, often rented for an event from the fruit’s owner. Whether used as a centerpiece or actually served, the pineapple became associated with hospitality and sparing no expense for your guests.

That association is still strong today, with the pineapple frequently appearing in (or on) hotels, buildings, restaurants and more. Charleston, South Carolina’s famous Pineapple Fountain is used as a symbol of the city’s notable southern hospitality, and gilded pineapples adorn the towers of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Around the world, the queen of fruits is known as a sign of warmth and welcome.

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Battle the Cold Weather With a Tropical Pineapple Holiday Party

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4 Festive Ways to Let Pineapple Shine This Holiday Season

It may be getting colder outside, but there’s no reason not to embrace fresh, tropical inspiration for your holiday party planning. A traditional sign of hospitality, pineapple makes for a perfectly festive addition to plenty of holiday recipes – and serves as a regal muse for decor. The queen of fruits also happens to be in-season all year long, so you can always enjoy this sweet snack and its multitude of health benefits, even when the weather outside is frightful. So turn on some tropical tunes, grab your fruit, can get ready to throw the perfect pineapple party this holiday season.

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Take Valentine’s Day to the Tropics with These 4 Pineapple Recipes

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Let Pineapple Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day

Between chocolate, candy, cake, and more, Valentine’s Day is all about the sweets. While we certainly aren’t complaining about a little extra sugar, we also know that there are other, healthier ways to sweeten up your holiday.

That’s where pineapple comes in.

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Pineapple Recipes to Try At Your Next Party

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Embrace your inner Gordon Ramsey at your next holiday party by incorporating the vibrant flavor of fresh pineapple. The sweet zing of these pineapple holiday recipes incorporate our favorite superfruit and will leave a lasting impression on friends and family during this season of festivities. 

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