The pineapple is a juicy sweet tropical fruit native to Brazil. This fruit of a bromeliad plant is eaten throughout most of the world. Pineapple is typically served fresh but it can be grilled or pan fried.
Replace Fresh Pineapple With Canned
You can use canned pineapple as a substitute for fresh depending on the recipe but not always the other way around. If you use fresh pineapple in gelatin the enzyme, bromelain in the pineapple will dissolve the gelatin so your gelatin won't ever gel.
To Vary The Flavor
Use another tropical fruit such as mangoes, papaya or guava. For a Pineapple Substitute In Baking
Use 1 teaspoon of pineapple extract per 3 cups of dry ingredients.
In addition to fresh pineapple you can easily find it canned in slices, chunks or crushed. You can also purchase frozen pineapple chunks or "tidbits" which are little pieces. These products are all readily available in most well-stocked grocery stores including Walmart.
You can also purchase pineapple extract which can be used to either enhance or replace pineapple in recipes including baked goods and smoothies. Look for this in the spices/baking section of your grocery store. You can also purchase it online at Amazon.com: Pure Pineapple Extract.
Pineapple Tiramisu - This is special occasion recipe created with layers of pound cake , pineapple infused cream cheese and mascarpone cheese whip and a garnish of fruit relish and fruit purees.