Roasted Pineapple

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes about

    2½ cups

Appears in

Don’t limit serving pineapple with ice cream solely to banana splits. Pineapple is a great topping for a bowl of ginger, coconut, or crème fraîche ice cream. It also makes a nice garnish for Pineapple-Dark Rum Granita with Ginger Beer Sabayon, and it can be substituted for plums in Plum-Cornmeal Cake for a wintertime version of that dessert.

Ingredients

  • One 3-pound fresh pineapple, peeled
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ vanilla bean, halved lengthwise and seeds scraped out

Method

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lay the pineapple on its side and cut it into ¾-inch-thick rounds. Cut out the core in the center of each. Cut each ring into 8 pieces.

In a small saucepan, stir the sugar, corn syrup, water, and vanilla bean and seeds together. Cook over medium-high heat for 1 minute and brush down the sides with a pastry brush dipped in water. Continue to cook until light golden in color, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Place the pineapple pieces in the pan in a single layer.

Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the pineapple over and continue to bake until golden brown, 45 minutes more.

In Advance

The pineapple can be roasted 1 day in advance. Cover and refrigerate, but bring to room temperature or warm before serving.

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