This is definitely the strangest Mennonite recipe I have ever made! This recipe came from a Mennonite cookbook that I received for Christmas and it really was very tasty. Have you ever heard of this recipe before? From what I have read it may have originated in the 1920’s. If you know any history about this recipe please leave me a comment.
The recipe called for a Maraschino Cherry on top but we bought fresh cherries on sale at the store today so I used those instead. It didn’t say to put the cherries around the pineapple but without them it was a very strange picture!
The lettuce and the pineapple-cherry ring represent the candle holder. The banana is the candle and the cherry with a stem is the wick. The mayonnaise or whipped cream drizzled down the banana represents the candle wax.
Source: Mennonite Community Cookbook
Ingredients – Also mayonnaise
or whipped cream.
This recipe is so easy to fix I will
not do a step by step directions
with pictures. Just read the recipe
card below for the order to assemble this.
- 1 large lettuce leaf, rinsed and patted dry
- 2 slices of pineapple rings
- 1/2 large banana
- 10-15 fresh cherries or maraschino cherries
- mayonnaise or whipped cream
- Place lettuce on a small plate. Stack the two slices of pineapple on top of each other and the lettuce. This is the candle stick holder.
- Insert the banana half, flat side down, into the center of the pineapple rings. This is the candle.
- Slice the tip of the banana off making a small hole for the cherry.
- Cut a cherry, with a stem, in half and place it on top of the banana. This is the wick.
- Drizzle the mayonnaise or whipped cream down the banana and onto the pineapple. This is the wax.
- Place cherries around the pineapple.
- Serve immediately.