I was trying to think of the dessert equivalent of a Thanksgiving turkey or a standing rib roast, something that makes for an unusual and dramatic presentation at the table, where it gets carved and served. A pineapple has the size and appearance to make such a bold statement.
Think of this as the ULTIMATE avocado toast. With the salty blue cheese, creamy avocado, toasty pecans, and nutty baby kale, this is one satisfying supper.
Butter is a misnomer, here. This is really a thick, warm-spiced apple sauce. While it’s cooking away in the slow cooker, the house will smell like autumn; we love that. Our region has so many wonderful pick-your-own apple farms. Grab some local honey while you’re there to pick a bushel (or two) of apples.