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A Perfect Pineapple Holiday Season

Perfect Pineapple Gift Ideas

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Not only are our perfect pineapples available year-round, they can make for the perfect gift this holiday season! As the days of family get-togethers quickly approach, it’s time to start thinking about what presents to give to the ones that you love most. Historically, the pineapple has always been viewed as being a symbol of welcome, friendship, and hospitality for events. If the fruit were displayed during colonial times when the fruit was expensive and rare, guests knew that no expense had been spared to make them feel honored and welcomed. Make your guests feel welcome this season with these perfect pineapple gift ideas!

Perfect Pineapple DIY Candles

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What You’ll Need:

• Soy Wax Flakes
• Candle Wax Pitcher
• Candle Wicks
• 6 oz. Glass Jars
• Candle Wax Colorant
• Pineapple Fragrance Oil
• Black and Green Paint
• Paintbrush
• Green Felt
• Hot Glue Gun

How to Assemble: 

1. To begin creating your perfect pineapple candles, first use a drop of hot glue to attach the candle wicks to the center of the bottom of your jar.

2. Next, in the candle pitcher, over medium-low heat, melt four cups of soy flakes. Make sure to stir frequently.

3. Add 3 blocks of yellow wax colorant along with 20-30 drops of pineapple fragrance oil and mix well.

4. Carefully pour the hot wax into your jars and allow to sit undisturbed until cool.

5. While candles are cooling, paint the lids of the jars green. Cut “leaves” from your green felt to create a crown atop the jar lid using hot glue to affix the pieces.

6. Attach jar lids to bottoms to create your perfect pineapple candle!

Pineapple, Chocolate, and Champagne, Oh my!

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What You’ll Need:

• 2 Sheets Orange Tissue Paper
• 1 Sheet Green Tissue Paper
• 1 Bottle Champagne (whatever wine you prefer)
• 48 Chocolates in Golden Wrappers
• Raffia Ribbon
• Hot Glue
• Scissors

How to Assemble: 

1. Start of creating this luxurious housewarming gift by cutting the orange tissue paper into 7×7 cm squares. Next, apply hot glue on the flat side of each chocolate and glue to the center of a square of paper.

2. Next, fold the edges of the paper to the top of the candy and apply glue to the flat side again and stick to the bottle. Begin from the bottom of the bottle and work in a circle, gluing the candy tightly together so that there aren’t any visible gaps.

3. Cut long narrow leaves from the green tissue paper and glue them together, creating layers. Paste these layers over the neck of the wine bottle in a circle.

4. Affix your ribbon to the bottle for some extra flair. Now impress your host with this creative presentation!

Pina Colada Pie in a Jar

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What You’ll Need:

• 3 c. Finely Crushed Graham Crackers
• 12 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
• Approx. 15 ounces Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, Crushed
• 2 c. Heavy Cream
• 8 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
• 1 Tbsp. Sugar
• 1/2 c. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Toasted

How to Assemble:

1. Begin creating this tropical treat by making the crust. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with butter and stir until combined.

2. Make a pineapple layer by placing pineapple a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until thick and jammy, approximately 15 minutes.

3. While pineapple is cooking, create your cream layer in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form and fold in cream cheese and sugar. For best results, use a piping bag for this mixture.

4. In four mason jars, layer graham cracker crust, pineapple and cream, alternating until the jar is filled.

5. Garnish with toasted coconut and enjoy!

A Mele Kalikimaka Holiday! 

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For the grand finale, we give you the most simple pineapple gift of all: the perfect pineapple! Being that the pineapple is an international symbol of hospitality, make your hosts feel your appreciation for their generosity by giving a pineapple to be proudly displayed. Affix these adorable gift tags to wish your host a Mele Kalikimaka Christmas to bring some tropical flair to the holiday!

Need Some Inspiration for Your Holiday Cooking? Check out our Best Fall Recipes Here! 

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Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Celebrate the Holiday with Perfect Pineapple Thanksgiving Recipes!

Thanksgiving Pineapple recipes

Now that Halloween has come and passed, it’s time to get our minds off of sweet treats and start planning for arguably the biggest meal of the season: Thanksgiving dinner! Being that our perfect pineapples are available year-round, this healthy fruit is the perfect addition to your holiday feast. Packed with nutrients essential to maintaining a strong immune system, including Vitamin C and Bromelain, consuming pineapple is a great way to ward off cold and flu season as the summer months begin to fade. Here are some of our favorite pineapple Thanksgiving recipes!

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Celebrate with These Healthy Halloween Pineapple Recipes!

On a holiday where candy reigns supreme, it may be strange to hear the words “healthy” and “Halloween” used together. While your little ones may be set on reaping the benefits of an evening spent trick or treating, this doesn’t mean that you can’t add a bit of nutrition to the holiday. Juicy, fresh pineapple can add a healthy twist to your mini monsters’ cuisine this Halloween and with it’s sweet flavor, they’ll swear it’s just as good as candy! With just a little bit of innovation, you are bound to trick your little monsters into loving these healthy treats. Check out some of our favorite healthy Halloween pineapple recipes below.

Candy Corn Granola Bars

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Ingredients: 

• 2 cups rolled oats

• 1 cup sunflower seeds

• 1/3 cup honey

• pinch of salt

• ¼ cup chopped fresh dried Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple

• ¼ cup chopped dried apricots

• ½ cup whole-milk plain yogurt

Directions: 

1. Our first step is to prep the dried pineapple. Slice your pineapple into chunks, and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Set your oven to 225°F and bake each side of the pineapple chunks until dried, about 25-30 minutes on each side. 

2. Preheat your oven to 400°F. 

3. Spread oats and sunflower seeds on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes.

4. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Cook honey in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, without stirring, until large foamy bubbles form, 2 to 4 minutes. (The bubbles will start out small and increase to about ¾ inch or larger when the honey is done.)

5. Immediately pour the toasted oat mixture and salt into the honey; stir until completely coated. Quickly press the granola into the prepared pan using a heat-resistant spatula coated with cooking spray. Top the granola with a circle of pineapple pieces in the center of the pan and then create a ring of apricot pieces around it, stopping about 2 inches from the edge. Gently press the dried fruit into the granola. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the wedges on the pan and spoon 1 tablespoon yogurt onto the bottom third of each wedge. Place in the freezer until the yogurt hardens, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail

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Ingredients:

• Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple, cut into bite-sized chunks

• Oranges, cut into bite-sized chunks

• Whipped cream

• Candy corn

Directions: 

1. 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. It’s as easy as that!

Candy Corn Popsicles 

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Ingredients:

•  1/4 cup cream of coconut

• 3/4 cup coconut water

• 1 cup pineapple juice from fresh Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple

• 1 cup mango juice

• red food coloring

Directions:

1. Combine the cream of coconut and coconut water in a measuring cup. Pour into 10 3-ounce or 8 4-ounce ice-pop molds, dividing evenly.

2. Freeze until set, at least 2 hours.

3. Mix the mango juice with 1 drop of red food coloring in a measuring cup. Pour on top of the coconut mixture, dividing evenly. Insert the ice-pop sticks, pushing gently into the coconut mixture. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.

4. Pour the fresh pineapple juice on top of the mango, dividing evenly. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours and up to 4 days.

Want more fun ways to use pineapple during the holidays? Learn how to make your own pineapple jack-o-lantern here!

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Fall Pineapple FAQ

Kick Off the Fall Season with Some Pineapple Facts!

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As the fall season draws nearer, visions of hot cocoa, pumpkin spice treats and cookies of every variety begin to dance in our heads. When you think of a fall cuisine, it’s most likely that your mind immediately turns to thinking of pumpkin, squash and other Thanksgiving day staples like cranberries and mashed potatoes. However, these stereotypical fall treats can leave you feeling lethargic and weighed-down. Mix up your fall cuisine with the perfect treat to kick off the season: the perfect Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple! Not only are our pineapples juicy, delicious and available year round, they are packed with nutritional values that will help boost your immune system and keep you feeling healthy all winter long. Check out some of our favorite fall pineapple facts below!

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Easter Celebrations Start with Pineapple and Ham

Easy Easter Prep with Pineapple Ham

Easter is upon us, and preparations for Sunday celebrations are underway. As you make your grocery list, don’t forget to plan for the classic meal of Easter Ham decorated with sweet pineapple, and impress family and friends with complimentary flavors and colors of spring.

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