These Recipes Prove Pineapple Is This Summer’s “It” Fruit

Watermelon who?

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Move over watermelon! Pineapple is quickly taking over as our obsession this summer. Juicy, sweet and oh-so-versatile, this vibrant and delicious fruit can be used to dress up everything from fajitas to frozen treats. Grab one the next time you visit the grocery store and watch as your table quickly becomes the place to be all season long!

Fans of classic pineapple upside-down cake are sure to fall head over peels (see what we did there?) for this frozen version. With three mouthwatering layers and triple the pineapple flavor — you'll use pineapple rings for the sugary topping and pineapple juice and dried pineapple for the heavenly compote layer — asking for a second slice is a must.

Photo by: Ryan Liebe

Ryan Liebe

Katie Lee pairs juicy diced pineapples with red onion, crisp cucumber and spicy jalapenos to make this super easy and summery salsa. Make a double-batch for your next pool party and watch as the good times roll with the dip of every chip.

One spoonful of this creamy treat and you'll understand why pineapple soft serve has such a passionate following. Made from a yummy blend of pineapple drink mix, pineapple pieces and pineapple Jell-O, it's exactly what you'll need to stay refreshed on a blistery summer day.

Kick off grilling season with these sweet-meets-spicy fajitas. Sliced pineapple rings are paired with tangy jalapeno and bell peppers to liven up your weeknight shrimp dinner.

Food Network Pineapple Upside Down Doughnuts, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: KATE MATHIS

KATE MATHIS

These glistening sweets take everything you know and love about traditional upside-down cake — caramelized pineapple and juicy cherries — and transforms it into a pillowy doughnut.

Food Network Kitchen’s PineappleCoconut Sangria.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

This tropical take on sangria is packed with pieces of pineapple, kiwi and dragon fruit to give you and your guests a refreshing drink perfect for evenings spent watching summer sunsets.

Food Network Kitchen’s Baked Hawaii.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Win summer with this mesmerizing nod to Baked Alaska. To form your pineapple's interior, you'll layer luscious roasted pineapple ice cream on top of nutty pistachio gelato.

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