I want to make St. Cecilia's Punch, which calls for 1/2 small pineapple. My friend has a pineapple allergy and I need a suggestions as to what I can replace the pineapple with in this recipe. Any suggestions?

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    Please provide the full recipe for context, although i suspect in most punch recipes you can simply omit it.
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Mar 5, 2014 at 19:23

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If this recipe from Fine Cooking is typical, it looks like pineapple is as much garnish as flavor.

The things it adds to the punch are:

  • Fruitiness with a complex floral quality
  • A somewhat tropical feeling
  • Some acidity

I would suggest trying instead some mango, with extra lemon juice to compensate for the acidity.

Another choice might be really nice red grapefruit supremes.

  • My first thought was mango, but that doesn't cut into chunks so nicely as pineapple. Maybe half orange segments (no peel) from a small variety, such as blood orange?en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_orange Kiwi could work except green. Mar 6, 2014 at 0:12
  • @WayfaringStranger I like to think mango makes up in flavor what it lacks in appearance. :-)
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Mar 6, 2014 at 0:34

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