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.

Nutritious and sweet, this tropical fruit really shines on Valentine’s Day. From cocktails to dessert and everything in between, pineapple is ready to sweeten up any and every course. So, whether you pick and choose or go for a full pineapple-themed menu, we’ve brought together a few of our favorite recipes that’ll prove to your date that he or she is a fine-apple in your eyes.

A Toast to the Tropics

Pineapple-Basil Rum Fizz

pineapple basil rum fizz for valentine's day
Recipe and photo from A Beautiful Plate


  • 1 large pineapple
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5-6 large basil leaves
  • 6 oz light rum
  • Club soda, as needed
  • Granulated sugar, as needed
  • 1 large pineapple
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5-6 large basil leaves
  • 6 oz light rum
  • Club soda, as needed
  • Granulated sugar, as needed

Find the full recipe via A Beautiful Plate.

Chestnut Hill Farms Tip: For an extra bit of pizazz, use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make fruity garnishes for your glasses!

Wrapped in Love

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites

bacon wrapped pineapple bites for valentine's day
Recipe and photo from She Wears Many Hats


  • 12 bacon slices, cut in half
  • 24 pineapple chunks

Find the full recipe via She Wears Many Hats.

Sweet but Spicy

Broiled Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon with Pineapple

broiled salmon with pineapple for valentine's day
Recipe and photo from Martha Stewart


  • 1/2 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/8 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound skinless salmon fillet, cut into 2 pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 of a whole Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 4 pieces lengthwise
  • 1/8 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional)

Find the full recipe via Martha Stewart.

Grab a Slice of Love

Pineapple Pie with Coconut Cream

pineapple pie with coconut cream for valentine's day
Recipe and photo from Taste of Home


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 package (5 1/4 oz) coconut cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (13.66 oz) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Find full recipe via Taste of Home.

All the Extras for Valentine’s Day

With such a delicious meal prepared, you’re sure to shine this Valentine’s Day. But to add that little something extra, we’ve got a few suggestions:

  1. Set the mood with a DIY golden pineapple centerpiece.
  2. Order a pineapple and strawberry bouquet from Edible Arrangements for the perfect sweet snack before or after your meal.
  3. Plant the crown of your pineapple in some soil and a cute pot for a sweet gift you and your sweetheart and watch grow – just like your love.

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