Pineapples are a delicious, nutritious addition to any meal, with a high dose of Vitamin C, the vitamin essential for the growth and repair of skin tissue and to maintain healthy teeth and bones.

As an aid to digestion, pineapples are a must for your menu.

They are excellent meat tenderizers. Marinate tough meat for one hour with grated raw pineapple. This will soften and flavor the meat. The pineapple can then be scraped off the meat and added to water, wine or meat stock and thickened with maizena to form delicious gravy. Serve with pork, beef or chicken!

Use pineapples for a sweet-and-sour flavour to any stir-fry!

Remember to boil fresh or frozen pineapple before it can be used with gelatin as bromelain prevents the gelatin from setting.

The recipes below were compiled from over 700 recipe entries submitted at a recipe competition on a pineapple festival held in Hluhluwe.We would like to thank everyone who submitted recipes. A contribution list is available from the office.


Index of Recipes

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Quick Queen Pineapple sweets - great for kids party's
Fresh Queen Pineapple Ice-cream
Queen Pineapple with Spices
Queen Pineapple with Cottage Cheese
Bow / Butterfly Queen Pineapple
Qeen Pineapple Tarts
Fried Queen Pineapple
Garlic Bread
Queen Pineapple and Fruit Stirfry
Fast Braai Snack
After Dinner Pines
Queen Pineapple Marinade
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Queen Pineapple Ice-Cream Sauce
Sweet and sour Queen Pineapple Chinese braai
Queen Pineapple Sauce to serve with Ham
Mint and Queen Pineapple sauce to serve with Mutton or Ham
Island Dip to serve with Crisps
Queen Pineapple curry mince ball sauce
Delicious Queen Pineapple marinade for meat
Queen Pineapple Gravy for meat
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Queen Pineapple Drink
Summer Punch Thirst Quencher
Pineapple Beer No.1
Queen Pineapple Cream Liqueur with Brandy
Queen Pineapple Liqueur with Cinnamon
Summer Pineapple Punch
Pineapple Punch
Fast Pineapple Punch
Pineapple Beer No.2
Pineapple and Tomato Drink
Queen Pineapple Punch
Pineapple Thirst Quencher
Pineapple “Queen” Special
Pineapple milkshake
“Kalahari” Pineapple drink
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Queen Pineapple and Pork Sausages Kebabs
Queen Pineapple and Cheese Snack
Meat Patties with Fried Queen Pineapple
Meat Patties with Pork Sausages
Queen Pineapple Fish Dish
Queen Pineapple Chicken and Celery Salad
Queen Pineapple Salad with Ham and Onion Juice
Queen Pineapple and Tuna Salad
Queen Pineapple Burger “A La All”
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Pork stirfry with peppers, nuts and pines
Rack of Lamb with Queen Pineapple and Couscous Crust
Fresh Queen Pineapple Pie
Queen Pineapple and Date Rolls
Sole Medallion with Queen Pineapple Stuffing
Brinjal and Minute Steak Tower with Queen Pineapple Topping
Queen Pineapple and Chicken Casserole
Fillet with Queen Pineapple and Cottage Cheese Filling
Treacle Chilli Roasted Salmon with Queen Pineapple Sauce
Tropical Fish Dish
Sweet and Sour Meat Balls
Queen Pineapple Mince Roll
Roast Shoulder of Mutton and Queen Pineapple Stuffing
Baked Liver and Queen Pineapple
Natal Queen Pineapple and Pork Kebabs
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Fast Pineapple Salad Mould
Pineapple Salad Mould
Spinash and Queen Pineapple Salad
Queen Pineapple Salad with Yoghurt
Queen Pineapple and Prune Salad
Noodle Salad
Potato and Queen Pineapple Salad
Queen Pineapple with Apple and Potato Salad
Hot Veg and Pine Noodle Salad
Queen Pineapple, Papaya and Three Bean Salad
Turkey and Queen Pineapple Salad
Queen Pineapple and Tuna Salad
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Queen Pineapple and Butternut Surprise
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Queen Pineapple with White Chocolate
Queen Pineapple Sorbet
Queen Pineapple, Honey and Ricotta Cheese
Queen Pineapple Crème Brulee
Queen Pineapple Surprise
General Baking
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Chiffon Cake
QP Cheese Cake
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Rum and Raisen Tart with Queen Pineapples
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Choice Queen Pineapple Jam
Queen Pineapple and Carrot Jam
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Queen Pineapple Curried Chutney
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How to make a Spirals
Pineapple Palm
Pineapple Christmas Tree
Hollowed Queen Pineapples
Queen Pineapple Quarters
Hollowed Queen Pineapples for Drinks
Pineapple Outrigger
Pineapple Boat


Queen pineapple is best kept in a cool place without too much variation in temperature. They can be stored in the refrigerator, either whole or with the skin and leaves removed. A fruit bowl on the kitchen table is generally the ideal place to store a pineapple.