Grilled Pineapple, Creamy Nut Date Cheese on Cinnamon Crackers
DirectionsHazelnuts -- I like to toast mine first.
In a small saute pan over medium high heat for just 1 minute.
Make sure to use a dry pan and just keep an eye of them.
Just a minute or two is all it takes.
Remove and fine chop.
Cheese Spread -- Add the toasted nuts, dates and cream cheese along with the brown sugar and mix well.
Make ahead and set to the side.
Pineapple -- This again, I make to the side and just keep refrigerated.
This should be grilled - Inside grill pan or outside grill, but a broiler will work.
Marinade the pineapple slices in the orange juice and brown sugar for 1-2 hours.
Then grill on medium high heat.
As you grill the pineapple, brush with the marinade until golden brown.
They should take around 4-5 minutes at the most per side.
Remove and let cool.
Cut in bite size pieces which will fit on the cracker.
You will usually get 6 or so bites per slice.
I like to reheat these right before you top the cracker.
Just 30 seconds in the microwave it all it takes.
Crackers -- Simply spread the cream cheese on the cinnamon cracker and top with a pineapple slice.
Light and easy.