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Serves : 6

How to Make It

Step 1    

Set a 2-quart container and 6 parfait glasses in the freezer. In a medium bowl, stir together the pineapple juice and cream of coconut. Working in 2 batches, freeze the mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the sorbet to the chilled container, cover tightly and freeze.

Step 2    

Using a long sharp knife, remove the skin from the pineapple. Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise and remove the core. Cut one pineapple half into 1/4-inch dice. Cut three 1/3-inch thick crosswise slices from the other pineapple half, then cut 2 neat triangles from each slice. Reserve the remaining pineapple for another use.

Step 3    

In a large, heavy, nonreactive skillet, combine the brown sugar and butter with 1 tablespoon of water and stir over moderately high heat until bubbling. Add the 6 pineapple triangles and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the triangles to a plate to cool.

Step 4    

Add the diced pineapple to the skillet and cook until the juices evaporate, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.

Step 5    

Place a scoop of slightly softened sorbet in each of the 6 chilled parfait glasses. Cover the sorbet with half of the diced pineapple. Make a second layer with another scoop of sorbet and the remaining diced pineapple. Top the parfaits with the remaining sorbet. Just before serving, garnish each parfait with a caramelized pineapple triangle and a Coconut Tuiles. Pass the remaining Coconut Tuiles separately.

Make Ahead

The pineapple can be prepared up to 4 hours ahead. The parfaits can be assembled up to 30 minutes ahead and held in the freezer.

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