ROASTED PINEAPPLE

HOW TO: roast pineapple rings in a sweet honey glaze

ROASTED PINEAPPLE

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I just love that this dessert TASTES like PINA COLADA in a bowl :)

it’s also perfect if you’re following a strict Banting, Paleo, Gluten free diet but still want the odd TREAT.


NERD ALERT:

Pineapple:

Pineapples are the fruit of a shrub with sharp, spear-shaped leaves. Each fruit is covered with rough brown eyes, giving it the appearance of a pine cone. The pale yellow flesh is sweet and juicy, but surrounds a round woody core that is edible but too tough for most uses.

Recipe (serves 4 – 6)

30ml Clarified butter (click here for recipe)
1 Pineapple, cut into rings (1cm thick)
60ml Honey

Slice the top and base off the pineapple
Peel the pineapple with a knife
Slice 1cm thick slices, to give circular slices
Remove the hard core in the centre with a small sharp knife giving you rings (it will look like a donut)
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (350 degree F)
In a large baking pan place a piece of parchment paper (this just makes cleaning easier and prevents sticking)
Mix together the honey and butter by warming it slightly in the microwave (do not boil it)
Dip the pineapple rings in the honey butter sauce ensuring that the rings are coated well
Lay the pineapple rings in rows on top of the parchment paper
Place the pan in the preheated oven on the middle rack
Roast for 25 – 30 minutes or until starting to brown (turning the slices after 15 minutes), careful not to burn them, but I like the rims nice and dark, because it makes it extra sticky :)
Serve with freshly whipped coconut cream (if you don’t like coconut serve with whipped cream)

OPTION 1: Whipped Coconut cream

1 tin Coconut cream (refrigerate over night)
Chill a metal bowl and the metal whisk (refrigerate over night as well)

Place the chilled coconut cream in the chilled bowl and whisk until stiff peaks
Serve immediately with your roasted honey-glazed pineapple rings

OPTION 2: Whipped cream

1 tub whipping Cream, chilled
Chill the metal bowl and whisk in the refrigerator for 10 minutes

Place into a metal bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form
Serve immediately with your roasted honey-glazed pineapple rings

I don’t sweeten the cream because I find that the honey and pineapple is sweet enough

 

NERD ALERT:

Stages of whisking:

SOFT PEAK STAGE: When you remove your whisk, there will be small peaks that gently flop over, the mixture will be soft and melt back into themselves after a second.
STIFF PEAK STAGE: When you remove your whisk, there will be small peaks that point straight up without collapsing, the mixture will be thick and heavy.

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Megan Potgieter
megan@mykitchendirt.com

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