'tropical desserts' on Serious Eats

Let Them Eat: Mango Icebox Cake

It may have been the '80s entertaining scene or remnants from my mother's childhood, but I remember in candid detail some rather outré desserts being served at parties at home. "Merengón" was a popular one—the large version of Floating Islands, filled with some tropical fruit-based sorbet, as was Baked Alaska, and other icebox cakes that looked exotic and kitschy. For some reason, most of these recollections take on a fading yellowish hue in my mind, like old photos in an album. More

Wake and Bake: Ultimate Tropical Granola

Combined with a base of oats there is dried mango, candied pineapple and papaya, fatty macadamia nuts, pepitas, coconut flakes, banana chips, and Brazil nuts. The dressing for the granola is a mixture of agave syrup, olive oil, and coconut sugar. The result is a crunchy, sweet breakfast (or ice cream topping) that is rich and flavorful. It's meant to transport you to the tropics, not the yoga studio. More

Pie of the Week: Brûléed Pineapple Tart

I love pineapple in most any form, but if I had to pick, I'd say roasted pineapple is my favorite preparation. This week's pie, which is actually a tart, is designed to highlight the sweet, concentrated flavor of roasted pineapple by layering it with a cool, subtle vanilla cream, a crumbly coconut crust, and a layer of crackly brûléed sugar on top. It's basically an awesome, tropical crème brûlée, reminiscent of a pina colada, in tart form. More

7 Sweet Pineapple Recipes We Love

Here at the Serious Eats World Headquarters we rejoice the end of March for many reasons; "Hello, Spring weather!" and "Hallelujah, the return of ice cream" are certainly major contenders. But mid-March is also the beginning of a glorious season. That's right, folks, we're talking about pineapple season! Here are 7 of our favorite pineapple inspired recipes. More

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