Pineapple and date parcels

Prep 0 h : 15 m
Cook 0 h : 35 m


  • 800g diced pineapple

    16 soft dates, pitted and quartered

    180g dark palm sugar, coarsely grated or chopped

    4 star anise

    Vanilla ice-cream, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Place four 30cm squares of baking paper on a work surface.

    Top each with another square, then divide pineapple among sheets. Top with dates, sugar and star anise. Gather paper together and tie with kitchen string.

    Place on a tray and bake until sugar smells caramelised, 35 mins.

    To serve, open parcels at the table, top with scoops of ice-cream and drizzle with cooking juices.