Roasted Pineapple

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Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

SYRUP

4 c
water
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

Step-by-Step

  • 1Syrup:
    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.
  • 2Prepare 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.
  • 3Working 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.
  • 4Heat 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.
  • 5Now 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.
  • 6To 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
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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