Ingredient Spotlight: Pineapple

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Doesn’t that pineapple look good?  We named it Gus.  Guster.  Gurton Buster.

I’m not an expert at picking a ripe pineapple, but I’ve heard that they should not be all green.  The yellow color shows ripeness.  See how Gus is more yellow towards the bottom?  This pineapple was perfect.  Sweet and juicy.

I do admit though, that most recipes I have that use pineapple, use canned instead of fresh.  Here are a few of my recipes using pineapple:

Now it’s your turn.  Share your recipes!  Link up any recipe that uses pineapple (canned, fresh, or juice).  Feel free to link as many as you like.  Be sure to link back to Eat at Home in your blog post.  You can use the button below, if you like.


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  1. Yum! We love pineapple…in our grilling, in our drinks and in dessert!
    Looking forward to seeing the recipes!
    Thanks for hosting, Tiffany!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting Tiffany…I linked up three of our favorite desserts 🙂 The other recipes look delicious as well!

  3. Thanks for hosting. I love pineapple and linked up several favorites.

  4. So excited!!!! I love pineapple:) My Mom does too. I already am collecting things to make with Pineapple. YUMMY!!!!

  5. Looks as though there are some delicious recipes linked up. Today I bring Pina Colada Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies, my take on my mother’s Pineapple Cookie recipe. Thanks for hosting each week and for the nice shout out regarding the Chex Croutons I posted last week. Have a great one.

  6. One of my favorite meals is grilled Hawaiian chicken (#53), tropical salad (#54), and regular or coconut rice. Delicious!!

    Can’t wait to try some of the recipes linked up here today! They all make me think of summer. 🙂

  7. Ha! I just realized #20 is the same salad that I posted, both found at allrecipes. I guess two links for the same salad just proves how yummy it is. 🙂

  8. Yummy! I recently learned a trick that works….a day or 2 before you cut your pineapple turn it upside and let it sit like that. I did that with my last 2 pineapples and they were the best I ever had 🙂


  9. Lovely shot of “Gus”, we are (BIG Pysch fans here) and I choose a pineapple by what you said AND by #1 pulling on the leaves….if one come out too easy it’s over ripe…won’t come out- not near being ripe at all. #2 Smell the bottom…if it smells like pineapple, it’s ready to be eaten! 😉

    Also the Pineapple corer is an AWESOME tool!

  10. Thanks for hosting. I am new to link parties and am have a blast finding all these wonderful new blogs to follow. I linked up my Tropical Delight Cake. I would love it if you stopped by my blog. Have a great week.

  11. Love Burton… I mean Gurton the pineapple!


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