Roasted Pineapple

April 28, 2006 at 9:08 am (B_minus (2.5 stars), Dessert, Fruit, Quick weeknight recipe)

I came across a recipe in Gourmet for roasted pineapple, and it sounded delicious. It said to butter the pan and then the pineapple, but I just used a little oil spray. The pineapple was intensely sweet and soft. I could not stop eating the stuff, even hot right out of the oven. It’s good by itself but I bet I could come up with a way to use it in a recipe…. Hmmm….

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

1/2 a pineapple, labeled “extra sweet”
1 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted

Peel half of a pineapple but do not core. Trim ends and cut remainder crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Brush some butter ona baking sheet, then arrange pineapple in one layer over it and brush with the rest of the butter.

Roast pineapple slices in middle of oven until undersides are browned (tops will only color slightly), 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn slices over. Cool on baking sheet on a rack to room temperature.

When I made it with for Derek (with just oil no butter) he said it tasted like “warm pineapple” and he probably would have just rather had the pineapple fresh, but that it was good nonetheless.

Rating: B
Derek: B

1 Comment

  1. Chris said,

    You should try sprinkling the fruit with brown sugar, and either ginger or cinnamon before baking.

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