Pineapple and Brown Sugar Topping

Pineapple and Brown Sugar Topping

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: Makes about 3-1/2 cups

This topping makes a wonderful addition on top of buttered toast, ice cream, yogurt and angel food cake.


  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple (about 1/2 large pineapple)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the pineapple juice and the cornstarch in a medium-sized saucepan, and whisk until combined.
  2. Place the pan over medium-high heat and cook, whisking continuously, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the pineapple, orange juice, brown sugar and butter and bring to a boil, stirring frequently to prevent sticking; cook the mixture for 1 minute.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla; stir to combine.
  5. Let the pineapple topping cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.


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