At Aulani guests will find authentic island fare with a contemporary twist. Patrick Callarec, executive chef, Aulani, brings 30 years of culinary savoir faire to the new resort’s dining experience. Having worked in Hawai`i before, he was thrilled at the prospect of building a menu for the new resort from the ground up with the Islands’ generous array of local products. “To create this type of contemporary cuisine on an island where you have an incredible abundance of seafood and all the local farmers is great,” the French-born chef says. “It allows you to be very creative and use some of the freshest ingredients in the world.”
Savor some of the sweet flavors of the South Seas with this mouthwatering recipe for Pineapple-Coconut Cobbler. This delicious dessert from Aulani’s `AMA`AMA restaurant blends the rich creaminess of coconut and the tart sweetness of pineapple—Hawai`i’s signature fruits. Top the warm confection with vanilla ice cream and bring the taste of Aulani into your own home.
1 medium pineapple, peeled, cored, and diced
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole or 2% milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch fine salt
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a small (8×6-inch) baking pan; set aside. Combine pineapple and sugar in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Cook until sugar melts and mixture is golden.
Transfer mixture to a bowl, stir in coconut, and set aside. Combine flour, sugar, milk, melted butter, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking pan, and top with pineapple mixture. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Serves 6.
By D23′s Marina Draskovic
This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. All recipes are the property of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., and may not be reproduced without express permission.