Fruit Desserts

Spiced and Baked Pineapple

Pineapples come with unique and very attractive anatomy. They are delicious, too, and can be eaten on their own or used in various recipes. When talking about delicious and healthy tropical fruits, pineapple is on top of the list, which is why it would be good if you can add it to your diet.

What Are the Health Benefits of Pineapple?

Pineapples and the compounds that they contain have been linked to a number of health benefits. First off, they are undoubtedly loaded with nutrients. From fiber to vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, and iron, there are just too many nutrients that pineapples have. This makes them one of the healthiest fruits that you could ever incorporate into your diet. They also contain disease-fighting antioxidants. They have enzymes that help promote good digestion. Studies also suggest that eating this type of fruit may help may speed up recovery after surgery as well as strenuous exercise.

Furthermore, pineapples are delicious and can be easily added to almost any type of diet. If you prefer fruit desserts, pineapples are excellent in that department too. Like what we have said earlier, they can be eaten as is. Or, you can also bake them. What? Bake? Yep, pineapples can be baked and spiced, too!

Here is an incredibly easy and delicious pineapple dessert recipe:

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Spiced and Baked Pineapple


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Pineapples are good on their own, but add some spices and bake them and you’d have a surprisingly delightful dessert. Very nutritious as well!


Scale

Ingredients

1 ripe pineapple

1 c. packed sugar (light brown)

2 tsp. whole cloves

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

6 tbsp. butter (unsalted, cubed)

1/4 c. heavy cream

For serving (if desired):

Vanilla ice cream and flaky sea salt


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pierce pineapple with cloves.
  3. In a baking dish, combine sugar and about 1/4 tsp. of pepper, and then roll pineapple to coat.
  4. Put the flour into the pan and bake pineapple for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Brush with sugar-butter mixture occasionally.
  5. Get rid of the cloves.
  6. Put sugar mixture into a saucepan and add the cream. Simmer for about 8 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Cut the pineapple and serve with vanilla ice cream, sauce, and flaky salt. Add more pepper, too, if desired.

Notes

If you wish to keep the pineapple tops and preserve their color, wrap the leaves in wet paper towels and aluminum foil before you put them into the oven.

There you have it – Spiced and Baked Pineapple served ala mode with pan sauce and sprinkled with flaky salt. It would look impressive! You just have to make sure that the pineapple tops are there with their bright green color.

Closing Thoughts

There are endless options when it comes to pineapple desserts but this Spiced and Baked Pineapple recipe is definitely one of the most impressive and stunning. Be it summer or wintertime, it sure is a savory dessert that you couldn’t get enough of! You also don’t have to be a professional Chef to pull this impressive dessert together.