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Vanilla Pineapple Compote

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. Let cool and serve as an accoutrement to yummy desserts like goat cheese cheesecake!
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