Friday, December 22, 2006

Pineapple Ginger Surprize

An elegant easy dessert to whip up for your Christmas Eve party

All you need is 1 pint HEAVY whipping cream
20 oz.Can crushed pineapple
Cream sherry
3 tbsp. powdered sugar
2tsp. vanilla
Gingersnaps -1 pkg
A friend has asked me to bring this dessert with us when we have Christmas dinner at her home. I am baking a batch of Gingernuts (kiwi for gingersnaps) as I really think they taste the best in the recipe.

Start by Openening the can of crushed pineapple and put into a sieve to drain.

Place the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip until thick, just short of being butter.

Pour a little sherry into a plate for dunking the gingersnaps. You could have a little glass of sherry on the side for tasting *grin*

Place half of the whipped cream into another bowl and stir in the crushed drained pineapple.

Now start to assemble. Dunk a gingersnap into the sherry, put a dollop of the pineapple/cream mixture on it, and keep doing this until you form a log. ( hold a few of the assembled gingersnaps in your hand until they will stand on their own)
I made the mistake of buying Ginger Thins and they were inclined to disintergrate if I did not sandwich them together quickly. Of course I HAD to eat the broken ones.

Now the log is formed, carefully spread the rest of the whipped cream, (without the pineapple) over the whole log.

Place the log in the fridge for a couple of hours.

I found I had some Ginger Thins, cream/pineapple, and whipped cream left over. first I combined the Two cream mixtures, then I put a layer of Ginger Thins in the bottom of a glass bowl, sprinkled them with sherry and put some of the pineapple/cream mixture on top. I repeated the layers until all leftovers were used up.
I am sure you could make the whole recipe this way instead of making the log. Just put it in a nice glass bowl.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

merry christmas to you and yours love Helen