Roasted Pineapple

Roasted Pineapple

Roasted Pineapple

When someone says the word dessert, I automatically think of chocolate. In my mind at least, it’s not dessert unless it is chocolate. But alas, everyone is different and not everyone’s taste buds respond to the same thing.

This weekend I’m hosting a birthday dinner at my house for a good friend. As I was planning the menu he informed me that he doesn’t like chocolate, and could I come up with a fruit dessert instead. Fruit, really… This would be a challenge, but Mama is not one to back down from a challenge. I was leafing through one of the many food publications that I have, and found this recipe for Roasted Pineapple with Honey and Pistachios in Bon Appetit Magazine. Truthfully, I haven’t really roasted a lot of fruit in my day. I love roasting vegetables as the roasting process brings out the natural sweetness in produce, and allows the vegetable’s flavor to remain simple and unencumbered.

I did a test run on this recipe today and fell in love with the results. The pineapple became tender and sweet as it caramelized, the creme fraiche added a tart contrast while the nuts brought a little bit of added crunch to the dish. I thought it tasted perfect! Hello fruit, goodbye chocolate. Well, maybe just this once.

Roasted Pineapple

Roasted Pineapple

Roasted Pineapple

From Bon Appetit Magazine

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Roasted Pineapple

Roasted Pineapple

20 thoughts on “Roasted Pineapple

  1. Roasted pineapple or bbq’d is one of my favorites! Whenever my guy and I partake in Brazillian BBQ he lays finishes on flank beef, I prefer to finish with pineapple! This looks insanely good, lucky friend!!!

  2. I’m always so baffled by people who don’t like chocolate. It’s like saying, “Puppies? So ugly, yuck. Can’t stand ‘em.” BUT I love this dessert, it reminds me that summer isn’t too far off!

  3. This is a great recipe ¡¡ I remember that when I was I child we used to go to a restaurant quite frecuently and every time I had as a dessert a “Piña al caramelo”. It was a slice of fresh pineapple roasted with granulated sugar and garnished with crème fraîse whisked with sugar and few drops of golden rum and a quenelle of vanilla ice cream. It was just gourgeus… :)

  4. I did this but roasted the pineapple whole for two hours! The house smelled DIVINE and lovely juices caramelised in the dish. Too damn easy and so tasty

  5. Mmmm, I love pineapple like that. Actually, I like lots of fruit roasted – plums, peaches and nectarines happen a lot in the summer. But pineapple is one that I don’t think of often. Thanks for the prompt!

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