Halwai March 4, 2019


• 2 – ripe pineapples.
• 1 kg – sugar.
• 4 sticks – cinnamon.
• 8 – cloves.
• 4 – bay leaves.


  1. Remove the outer skin of the pineapples then dig out all the eyes and thorns.
  2. Cut each pineapple into 8 slices.
  3. Take a large pan and lay 4 slices of pineapple at the bottom.
  4. Sprinkle a good quantity of sugar, one bay leaf, a few cloves and a piece of cinnamon over the slices.
  5. Make 4 layers of the pineapple in this way, covering the uppermost layer with a larger quantity of sugar.
  6. Cook on medium heat till the sugar melts.
  7. Lower heat, then simmer till the pineapple slices are tender and change colour.
  8. Remove the pineapple slices and keep aside.
  9. Continue to boil the syrup till thick.
  10. Return the pineapple slices to the syrup and simmer till the syrup is very thick.
  11. Cool and store in the refrigerator and use when required.

Recipe courtesy of Bridget White