Roasted Pineapple

Pat Duran


Saw this in Desserts and the Food Republic.
Bake this as if it were a clove studded ham the article said...
This is a very juicy dessert and great served with ice cream.
Your family and guessts will be awe struck at it's great juicey flavor.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
40 Min


  • 1 small
    (4 pound) ripe pineapple
  • 16
    whole cloves
  • 1/4 c
    coconut oil

  • 4 c
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    super fine sugar
  • 16
    dried szechuan peppercorns, crushed
  • 3/4 tsp
    chinese five spice powder
  • 6
    star anise

How to Make Roasted Pineapple


  1. Syrup:
    Put the water into a medium saucepan and add all the ingredients. Slowly bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.Simmer over medium heat to reduce to about 3/4 in volume, to make a thick syrup. Remove from heat and set aside.
    Heat oven to 350^.
    spray a small roasting pan or pot that will hold the pineapple standing straight up. So not lay it down.
  2. Prepare the Pineapple:
    Using a serrated knife, cut a 1 1/4 slice from the top, removing the leafy part and a 3/4 slice from the bottom so it will stand up straight.
  3. Working from top to bottom and following the curve of the pineapple, remove the peel.
    To remove the eyes and create a nice looking pineapple- cut a spiral groove 1/4 inch deep, around the entire fruit. Stud the flesh evenly all over with the cloves.
  4. Heat the oil in the prepared pan until very hot, then add the pineapple on it's side for now and lightly baste and roast the fruit all over to get a nice color.
  5. Now stand the pineapple upright. Baste the pineapple with the thickened syrup you made and roast in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes;depending on how ripe your fruit is, basting it every 5 minutes with the syrup and keeping the pineapple standing upright.
  6. To Serve:
    Lay the pineapple down on its side and cut into slices, about 1/2 inch thick. Place on serving plate, and serve with a scoop of ice cream and some of the syrup.

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About Roasted Pineapple

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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