Baby Queen Victorian pineapples, also known as Baby South African pineapples, are smaller than the common pineapple, standing only four to 5 inches tall. The fronds extending from the crown are only 2 inches long and are sharp and covered in spikes. These mini pineapples have fragrant golden orange skin and juicy, bright yellow flesh. They are sweeter and more aromatic than their larger counterparts.
Baby Queen Victorian pineapples are used most often as a garnish or as decor. Its smaller size makes it perfect for use in beverages, fruit salads, or baked goods. The mini pineapple is refreshing eaten on its own or added to yogurt, ice cream, or juices.
Store in the fridge.
Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Sugar
4 slices of pineapple
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Cut pineapple into slices.
- Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle over pineapple slices on both sides.
- Heat up a cast iron grill pan on the stove. Brush pan with vegetable oil.
- Place pineapple slices on the pan and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. You may have to do it in 2 batches.