Pretty Pretty Pineapple Centerpieces

December 15, 2007 · 5 comments · Print This Post

in Garden / Crafty, Holidays / Entertaining

Light It Up

When Chris and I spent Thanksgiving in Connecticut with his family this year I went completely gaga over his Aunt Kara’s Pineapple centerpieces and vowed to recreate them for the holiday party.

You’ll need:

  • A sharp knife
  • Tea lights
  • Asiago cheese (Per Hänni’s directive) to pair with all of that leftover pineapple you’ll be scooping out and snacking on
  • Optional: Make an appointment to borrow CK (because he actually carved the pineapple for me while I was making Pistachio Chocolate Fudge)

On three sides of the pineapple, carefully carve three oval shapes. Scoop out the excess fruit. Dry the pineapple throughly before lighting your tea lights – we stuffed our pineapples with paper towels and set them out on the deck for a few hours in the cold.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rachel December 15, 2007 at 12:59 pm

This is a revelation! Exciting centerpiece idea, asiago and pineapple combo!


2 Lys December 15, 2007 at 3:59 pm

That’s a highly innovative idea! Thanks Erin!


3 Erin December 15, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Lys & Rachel – I’m so glad you liked it! And the pineapple & Asiago combo is truly tasty.


4 Amber December 18, 2007 at 1:44 pm

I’m so doing this in Hawaii this week!


5 Chris June 10, 2008 at 3:16 am

Hi Erin… good to see your response on my Spectacular 4th of July BBQ article… I specially liked the combination of pineapple with Tea lights…. it’s definitely a unique idea and is pretty easy to make… Thanks for sharing!


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