Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baked Pineapple

  This is a pre-scheduled post because you may not hear from me for a few days.  The plan is to not leave the bed for a couple days... except to cook, because food is an integral part of our relationship.  Right, did I mention that Louis comes home TODAY?!?!?!  Fuck yeah.

  A couple weeks ago I bought a pineapple that looked really good, but wasn't all that fantastic when I cut it up.  It wasn't completely ripe so the flesh was a little harder than it should have been and the flavor wasn't as prominent as I like.  This is a great way to fix a sub par pineapple. Baking it releases and concentrates the sugars while breaking down the flesh.  A harder pineapple is actually better for this because then the fruit doesn't get mushy when baked.  It would be great over ice cream or as is.
Baked Pineapple
4 C pineapple cut into bite sized chunks
1/4 C granulated sugar
1/4 C flour + 2 Tbsp
1/4 C melted butter
1/2 C quick oats
1/3 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
cooking spray

   Toss pineapple with granulated sugar and 2 Tbsp of flour.  Put in a lightly sprayed baking dish.
   Combine the rest of the ingredients for the topping.  Even distribute over pineapple.
   Bake at 375 deg F for 20-25 minutes, until topping is golden brown.
   Serves 4-6

1 comment:

  1. Oh this sounds delicious! I'm a huge fan of tropical fruits, esp pineapple - saving this for sure!

    Nice to 'meet' you! I used to live in Nashville too!


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