rum-pineapple slices

Rum-Pineapple Slices

1 pineapple, peeled, 1-inch slices
2 teaspoons black peppercorns, crushed
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup dark rum
2 cups vanilla ice cream
4 mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

Trim and slice pineapple into large rings. Remove core from   pineapple rings using a round cutter or a paring knife. Coat  sides of pineapple slices with black pepper and sprinkle with  sugar.

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Cook the sugared pineapple until golden amber brown for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove the pineapples when cooked and heat the orange juice, honey and rum together until it becomes a light syrup, about 3 to 4 minutes. Scoop ice cream into center of pineapple slice and spoon with some of the rum sauce before serving.