Warm pineapple sauce combines crushed pineapple, brown sugar, and hint of mustard—and it tastes like candy! Use it to top baked ham, pancakes, waffles, biscuits or eat it with a spoon!
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This warm pineapple sauce should come with a warning label due to it's highly addictive flavor. I mean, the stuff basically tastes like some sort of warm, syrupy dessert topping—not that it's a bad thing to have something that good on the dinner menu.
The first time I had this pineapple sauce was Easter dinner years and years ago. It changed my life because I'm not usually one who enjoys the tradition ham at Easter...unless it's Honeybaked and those are a gazillion dollars.
I generally find home-cooked ham, even the spiral cut ones from the store, to be a little on the dry side. But now that we serve this warm pineapple sauce with it, it can be as dry as Arizona in July and I'd eat it.
Have I mentioned this homemade pineapple topping has only a handful of ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make? You can have this baby on the table in about five minutes, which is great because it seems I'm always forgetting something when hosting holiday dinners.
It's totally okay to forget this sauce because no one will know. They'll simply think you waited to make it so it was fresh and piping hot for that holiday ham!
You'll for sure want to add the ingredients for this warm pineapple sauce to your holiday shopping list. But don't worry because you probably have everything but the crushed pineapple in your pantry!
Keep in mind, if you want to use this on ice cream, pancakes, waffles, etc. (sweet versus savory dishes), you'll want to cut way back on the mustard or leave it out all together.
- 1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple in juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Whisk pineapple, brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice, cornstarch, and sea salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes until thickened. Serve warm.
- NOTE: If you're using this as a topping for sweet dishes, you'll want to cut the mustard way back or leave it out all together.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g