What can you do with a pineapple?

If you need something refreshing that will give you a good amount of flavor, then you may want to slice some pineapples for yourself. This tropical fruit is the perfect balance of sweetness and sourness. It is a popular fruit because aside from its distinct flavor, pineapples are also paced with several nutrients and antioxidants which have been linked to numerous health benefits including digestion, boosting of the immune system, aiding in speeding up recovery from surgery, boosting clearer skin, fighting off inflammation and several diseases, and more. Eating a few slices or chunks of fresh pineapples a day can defend your body from harmful free radicals. 

But if you want to take your eating experience with pineapples up a notch, then you are in for a treat because there is a variety of dishes you can make even with just a slice of pineapple! A simple way is to make a tasty tropical fruit salad along with some slices of apple, pear, and more. You can also grill your pineapple slices to bring out all its natural sugars. You can also whip up a pineapple pie or cupcakes, make a puree, and a refreshing tropical smoothie! Also, let’s not forget that it is essential to a Hawaiian pizza. You can also add some pineapple chunks to your kebabs and green salads. And if you want to preserve some pineapple in your pantry, you can easily make it into a jam. 

Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned?

When a recipe requires for pineapple, your first instinct might be to look at the canned food aisle. And it is understandable since it is so easy to just pick out a readily chopped bunch of pineapples. Although it is more convenient, fresh pineapples are still more beneficial and give a distinct flavor to your dishes. In terms of baking, you may want to use fresh pineapple instead which is lighter in flavor than those that are canned. 

How do you make a pineapple cake from scratch?

Making pineapple as the star of your baked goodies might just be one of the best ideas you can come up with. It gives just the perfect little hint of sweetness in your cake as well as nutrients! Making your own pineapple cake from scratch requires no masterchef skills. You just need a few ingredients such as:


Granulated sugar 


Baking soda

Pineapples (diced into small pieces)

Vanilla extract

Whipped cream (optional)

Salt to taste


Grease your baking dish and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, and baking soda. Make a well in the center and add in the eggs, pineapple chunks, and vanilla extract. Mix it well and place it on your baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Serve with a topping of whipped cream and crushed pineapple. 


15. Creamy Pineapple Orange Homemade Popsicles Recipe

Hot summer days mean it’s time to nibble on something cool and refreshing. These delicious Creamy Pineapple Orange Homemade Popsicles are so smooth and will cool you off. You will get an amazing combination of pineapple, orange, and creamy goodness in every taste. If you love popsicles, you really should try these beauties!

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14. Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Recipe

Want to make the creamiest pineapple ice cream with condensed milk and whipping cream? Scroll to get my full Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream recipe!

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13. Hawaiian Recipes: Pineapple Tarts

Are you looking for mouthwatering and delicious Hawaiian pineapple dessert recipe? Try this Hawaiian Pineapple Tarts recipe. It’s sure to delight your whole family! Scroll down for the full recipe!

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12. Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

I’ve never had or made Pineapple Upside Down Cake before. Shameful, I know.. but, better late than never right?! Bonus: These pretty much scream summer!

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11. Make a Sweet Double-Decker Cream Cheese, Raspberry, and Pineapple Quesadilla for Dessert

Instead of being one of those people who craves a burger or a savory meal, I am the girl who craves a double scoop of ice cream or a big ol’ slice of decadent chocolate cake.

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10. Million Dollar Pie Recipe (aka Millionaire Pie)

This easy Million Dollar Pie recipe is one that should be in everyone’s recipe box. This no bake pie recipe features a delicious creamy filling with shredded coconut, crushed pineapple and pecans.

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9. Easy Vegan Pineapple Gelato

The more I’ve played with banana nice cream, the more I started to wonder about other fruits and what we could do with other flavors. That’s where this easy vegan pineapple gelato recipe came from. 

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8. Pineapple Cake Pops

This Pineapple Cake Pops tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Deanna …Hey everyone and welcome back to another cake pop tutorial! Did you know August is my birthday month? Everyone is so ready for fall and I’m still grasping onto summer. I thought for the last summery cake pop we could do something that is very very popular right now – pineapples!

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7. Strawberry Pineapple Tropical Oreo Fluff

Looking for an easy OREO fluff recipe with a tropical twist? This Strawberry Pineapple Tropical OREO fluff is the perfect summer side dish for gatherings and barbecues.

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6. Classic Pina Colada (Virgin Mocktail)

Virgin Pina colada is a perfect Mock- tail for this summer. It’s getting hotter and hotter day by day and definitely need something cool to beat the heat. This Pina colada is a nonalcoholic version. 

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5. Pineapple Pretzel Salad

This cool, creamy pineapple fluff filled with candied pretzels is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and can be served as a dessert or sweet side dish!

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4. Pineapple Sandesh

Pineapple Sandesh is a traditional  Bengali sweet dish. Healthy and delightful dessert made of Indian cottage cheese(paneer), pineapple and some nuts.

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3. Pineapple Fridge Tart

This is a no bake Pineapple Fridge Tart made with both canned and fresh pineapple. Its creamy, tangy, fresh and light enough to eat in all seasons.

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2. Carrot Pineapple Muffins (Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

These carrot pineapple muffins are perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. And they’re paleo, gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free.

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1. Southern Pineapple Casserole 

Southern Pineapple Casserole is a classic side dish and/or dessert recipe that is most often served on Holidays, or at funerals and potlucks. The sweet pineapple and salty crackers makes an irresistible combination!

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