Iron Skillet Pineapple Cobbler

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This iron skillet pineapple cobbler recipe is a delicious and easy dessert to make. If your family likes cobbler, they will especially love this recipe. This easy dessert just the perfect amount of pineapple, cherries and coconut to make for a pineapple dessert with whipped cream or ice cream. This easy dessert recipe also goes really well with coffee. This pineapple dessert won't last long because everyone will keep coming back for more. Some of the ingredients you will get for this pineapple dessert recipe include pineapple chunks, maraschino cherries, butter, flour, sweetened coconut flakes and optional walnuts or pecans. When choosing a pineapple, you should be able to smell the sweet aroma of the pineapple fruit and the pineapple should give way slightly when touched. Another way to tell if a pineapple is perfect is to pluck a leaf from the top of the fruit. If the leaf comes out without any resistance, it may be too overripe. Leaves should be green.

Pineapples are a popular addition to dessert recipe ideas. Pineapples are a tropical fruit that has been celebrated for centuries, not only for their unique taste but also for their health benefits. Some of the medicinal and health benefits of eating pineapples include their ability to help improve respiratory health, improve digestion, cure coughs and colds, help you lose weight, improve oral health, and strengthen bones. Consuming pineapple may also help to boost eye health, improve heart health, prevent cancer, reduce inflammation, improve the immune system and help to increase circulation. Historically, the largest grower of pineapples was Hawaii, but pineapples are now cultivated in large quantities in the Philippines, Brazil, and Costa Rica. The pineapple is however native to Paraguay and Brazil, and possibly parts of the Caribbean. The pineapple was first brought to Europe and then to Spain following Christopher Columbus’s return there in 1493. The pineapples fruiting season runs from March until June, and each pineapple tree can produce several fruits. The name of pineapple actually evolved in the 17th century because of its similar structure and appearance to that of pine cones. Traditionally, pineapples were known as ananas. The pineapple fruit itself is up to a foot long and is surrounded by the thorny spikes, and topped with hard, waxy leaves. There are sometimes up to thirty of these leaves per fruit. Pineapples and their sweet juice are used and enjoyed all over the world and are addition to alcoholic drinks, the most famous of which is the tropical drink recipe, the pina colada.

There are several health benefits to consuming pineapples and using them in pineapple desserts. Pineapples have a wealth of nutrients, minerals and vitamins, to include manganese, potassium, copper, calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate. Pineapples also have soluble and insoluble fiber and bromelain. One of the health benefits of consuming pineapples is that in a single serving there is more than 130 percent the daily requirement of vitamin-C for human beings, which makes pineapple a rich and delicious sources of ascorbic acid. Because of this pineapples are a good immune booster. All that vitamin C can help with reducing illnesses and boosting the immune system by helping to stimulate the activity of the body's white blood cells and acting as an antioxidant to defend against the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals in the body are dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism, and they can damage various organ systems and disrupt function. Free radicals may also cause healthy cells to mutate into cancerous ones. The vitamin C content in pineapples helps to defend against this.

This is just one of the pineapple desserts you will find on The Southern Lady Cooks site. On the site, you will find other easy desserts, dessert recipe ideas, main dish, cake recipes, breakfast recipes and more. **

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