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Grilled Pineapple-Lemon-Rosemary Marmalade with Manchego for #CrazyIngredientChallenge

I love the idea behind the Crazy Ingredient Challenge (CIC); it's akin to the Improv Cooking Challenge that I joined several months ago but have been woefully absent from during the last two months or so. I'll get back to it soon.

In the CIC, we are assigned two ingredients to cook and create. This month, Kelly of Passion Kneaded and Lori of Lori's Culinary Creations are hosting. So, here goes...

June's Crazy Ingredient Challenge = pineapple and rosemary

I was just going to make a pineapple-rosemary marmalade, but we have a Meyer lemon tree that's producing like crazy, so I added them in and I loved the dimension it added.

Grilled Pineapple-Lemon-Rosemary Marmalade
  • 3 Meyer lemons
  • 3 thick pineapple slices
  • 1 T  fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 C organic granulated sugar
  • 2 C water
To Serve
  • Manchego
  • crackers

Peel and slice the pineapple into thick slices. Grill until nicely caramelized. Set aside, then chop when cool enough to touch.

In the meantime, wash and dry the lemon. Zest and supreme the lemons. Place the lemon segments and zest into a large, flat-bottom pan with 2 C cold water and sugar.

Bring to a boil and add the pineapple chunks. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add in chopped rosemary and continue to simmer until it reaches desired texture.

If you plan to can your marmalade, wash and sterilize your jars, prepare lids and start heating your water bath. I knew we were going to use this batch within a week, so I didn't bother.

To serve, place thin slices of manchego on top of crackers. Top with a small dot of marmalade. Enjoy!



  1. Oh yum!! I have to try this. Great use of the ingredients this month

  2. Glad you could join us this month Camilla. This would be a great start at a summer bbq party.

  3. I wish you could send me some of those Meyer lemons through the net! I tried to grow them twice and gave up. But I love this recipe. I never would have thought to grill the pineapple before making the marmalade, it must taste wonderful.

  4. I'd love this condiment to compliment a great cheese plate.

  5. This looks delicious and it's pretty easy too!

  6. This sounds delicious. I loved grilled pineapple and it sounds wonderful in this recipe.


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