Pineapple Surprise

DESSERT
In a radio interview for Gourmet Vegan (now out of print) I was once asked what I would serve for Christmas Diner. This eye catching dish would be one of my choices. It came from my Mother. She served it to us when we lived in the Belgian Congo.
Ingredients
2 large pineapples, with leaves
4 ozs 125g vegan margarine
4 ozs 125g soft brown sugar
12 satsumas, segmented
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Method
Cut the pineapple in half lengthways leaving the leaves attached, they are part of the decoration.
Using a sharp knife cut out the woody stalk, then cut a lattice pattern deep into the fleshwithout cutting through the skin. Cut out the cubes.
Heat the margarine in a heavy frying pan. Add the sugar and pineapple cubes and heat through for 3 minutes. Add the satsumas and cinnamon and turn the mixture to heat through. Do not over heat or the fruit will collapse.
Place the pineapple shells bottom to bottom on a large serving plate. Pile the shells full of the fruit mixture and serve hot.
Serves 4 people.

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