Weather: we’ve enjoyed three sunny 70ish degree days in a row
What I’m listening to: So You Think You Can Dance
Fresh pineapples are a bit of a luxury up here, and much like watermelons, I like to make them stretch by using them in several different ways from popsicles to salsas to salads. Because pineapple is highly acidic – have you ever eaten so much fresh pineapple that your mouth hurt?- it makes a delicious, summery curd.
Pineapple curd is remarkably similar to lemon curd in both color and texture and is easily mistaken for it. In fact, I posted the Instagram photo below on my Facebook page with the caption “I bet it’s not what you think” and nearly everyone thought it was a lemon bar or something involving lemon curd (thank you to everyone who commented! such fun).
It’s actually a Pineapple Curd Bar with Coconut Shortbread Crust… an original Alaska from Scratch creation coming soon to a blog post near you.