Pinapple Tower with Fire and Ice Dip

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Source: Rachael Ray


  • 1 large pineapple (buy one with a nice top)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped hot fresh chile, such as habanero


Combine the sugar, salt and chile and place in decorative bowls. Cut the top off the pineapple and place on a platter. Remove the inner fronds and place a tall candle in the center of the pineapple top. Cut the pineapple base into 1-inch pieces and scatter around the platter. Set out bowls of dip and toothpicks.

© Jay Deitch 2013