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Pineapple Compote

This pineapple and ginger compote is sweet, a little savory, and it makes the perfect accompaniment for a meal, especially one that centers around ham or pork.


Makes 12 servings (11/2 cups)

Total Time

30 minutes

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Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and ginger; cook until softened. Add Madeira, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until absorbed.

Stir in diced pineapple, pineapple juice, and honey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until liquid is reduced by about half, 18 minutes; season with salt and pepper flakes.

Whisk together vinegar and cornstarch, then whisk into compote and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook compote until it thickens, about 2 minutes; stir in parsley and Dijon.

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