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Pineapple Rum Sauce

  • Yield: About 2 cups


  • 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons light rum


  • Combine pineapple, sugar, water and zest in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until pineapple is tender and the liquid is slightly thickened, about 30 to 35 minutes. Stir in the rum, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and using an immersion blender or food processor puree the pineapple mixture. Allow sauce to chill completely.