Vanilla Pineapple Compote
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup rum
- 2 vanilla beans, split, seeds scraped and reserved
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 ripe pineapple, top, skin and core removed, cut into bite-size wedges
Combine the brown sugar, water, rum, and vanilla beans in a saucepan. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pan. Stir to combine the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Add the pineapple and stir until well mixed. Simmer until the liquid has reduced to a syrupy consistency and the pineapple is soft.
Let cool and serve as an accoutrement to yummy desserts like goat cheese cheesecake!