Caramelized Pineapple Confit

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Laura Manuel-Arrighi

By
@NikiArri

Serve this over vanilla bean or french vanilla premium ice cream. Yummo!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

I loved the flavor the vanilla beans added to the pineapple. Baking the pineapple made it even sweeter! Spooned over some vanilla ice cream this is a simple and refreshing summertime dessert.

I was a little short on time in the Test Kitchen and really wanted to try this, so I prepared the confit version of this recipe. Next time, I'm definitely going to try the caramel version! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Yields 3 - 4 cups
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • CONFIT

  • 1 large
    ripe hawaiian pineapple
  • 3
    vanilla bean pods
  • 3 c
    pineapple juice
  • CARAMEL SAUCE (OPTIONAL)

  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    rum (preferrably dark rum)

How to Make Caramelized Pineapple Confit

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel the pineapple. Split the vanilla beans lengthwise. Cut the split beans in half so you have 12 pieces. Stab the vanilla beans into the pineapple so that they are inserted. Place the pineapple lengthwise in a casserole dish. Pour the pineapple juice into the dish.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes, as well as rotating the pineapple so each side is cooked evenly. Remove from the oven and leave at room temperature until ready to serve.
  4. Before serving, remove the vanilla beans and discard. Cut the pineapple into chunks when ready to plate.
  5. ALTERNATIVE (OPTIONAL): Add butter, dark brownsugar and dark rum to saucepan. Bring sauce to a slow boil and cook until caramelized. Spoon over pineapple before placing in oven. Or add cooked confit to caramel sauce ingredients, bring sauce to a slow boil and cook until caramelized. Serve over premium vanilla bean or french vanilla ice cream.
  6. Carmelized Pineapple Confit. Done!

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About Caramelized Pineapple Confit

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #pineapple




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