Baked Spicy-Sweet Pineapple

This treat blends pineapple's tang, brown sugar's warmth, and chili powder's kick. Ideal as a side, dessert, or appetizer, this simple recipe will have your taste buds happy and begging for more.

This treat blends pineapple‘s tang, brown sugar’s warmth, and chili powder’s kick. Ideal as a side, dessert, or appetizer, this simple recipe will have your taste buds happy and begging for more.

Baked pineapple with brown sugar and chipotle powder

About this recipe

This vibrant dish is about pineapple chunks coated in a rich, spiced brown sugar glaze, baked to perfection. The result is a unique, mouthwatering experience with a mix of sweet, tangy, and spicy notes that dance on your palate. Served as a side dish, dessert, or appetizer, it’s a versatile and crowd-pleasing option for any occasion.

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How to cut a pineapple

Prepare your tools: Make sure you have a sharp chef’s knife, a cutting board, and a bowl or container to hold the pineapple pieces.

Remove the top and bottom: Start by cutting off the top of the pineapple, including the crown and about half an inch of the fruit. Then, cut off the bottom in the same manner, creating a stable, flat surface for the pineapple to stand on.

Remove the skin: Stand the pineapple upright on your cutting board. Starting from the top, carefully slice down the sides to remove the skin, following the natural curve of the pineapple. Cut deep enough to remove the skin and the eyes (brown spots) but not too much of the fruit. Rotate and repeat this process until the entire skin is removed. If any eyes remain, use a small paring knife or the tip of your chef’s knife to remove them.

Quarter the pineapple: With the pineapple still upright, cut it in half from top to bottom. Then, cut each half in half again to create four long quarters.

Remove the core: Each quarter of the pineapple will have a tough, fibrous core running along the edge. Place a quarter on the cutting board with the core facing up, and use your knife to carefully slice it away at an angle. Repeat this step for the remaining quarters. I do not remove the core, but if you do, save it for juice or a margarita.

Slice the pineapple: Lay each quarter flat on the cutting board and cut it into slices of your desired thickness.

Ingredients for the Spicy-Sweet Chili Pineapple Bake

  • Pineapple
  • Brown sugar muscovado
  • Chipotle chile powder
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh peppermint, roughly chopped 

How to bake pineapple?

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Peel and cut the pineapple and put the pieces on an oiled baking sheet
  • Mix the chipotle pepper powder, sugar, and salt in a dish.
  • Sprinkle the mixture on top of the pineapple.
  • Put in the oven for 15 minutes or until the sugar begins to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and finish with roughly chopped peppermint.
pienapple on a baking sheet sprinkled with brownsugar and chile powder

Benefits of pineapple

  • Full of vitamin C
  • It is an INCREDIBLE anti-inflammatory.
  • It helps prevent cancer and to fight allergies.
  • It’s delicious
  • It helps prevent asthma.
  • It is an incredible fertility booster (in case you are trying to get pregnant)
  • It is excellent for the digestive system and your heart.
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How to eat baked pineapple?

Baked pineapple is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in several ways, either on its own or as a complement to other dishes. Here are some ideas for how to eat baked pineapple:

As a dessert: Enjoy the warm, caramelized pineapple on its own as a simple, fruity dessert. You can also top it with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for added indulgence.

With yogurt or granola: Top your favorite yogurt or a bowl of granola with baked pineapple for a tasty breakfast or snack. The combination of cool, creamy yogurt with warm, caramelized pineapple is delightful.

As a topping for pancakes, waffles, or French toast: Serve baked pineapple over pancakes, waffles, or French toast for a tropical twist on classic breakfast dishes. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of maple syrup for extra sweetness.

In a salad: Add baked pineapple to a mixed green salad, along with nuts, cheese, and a tangy vinaigrette for a sweet and savory combination.

In a salsa: Chop the baked pineapple into smaller pieces and combine it with diced onions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño for a sweet and spicy pineapple salsa. This can be served with tortilla chips or used as a topping for tacos or grilled meats.

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grilled pineapple

Baked sweet-spicy Pineapple

Alejandra Graf
This treat blends pineapple's tang, brown sugar's warmth, and chili powder's kick. Ideal as a side, dessert, or appetizer, this simple recipe will have your taste buds happy and begging for more.
3.86 de 7 votos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 peeled and sliced ripe pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar muscovado or coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • fresh peppermint, roughly chopped * optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Peel and cut the pineapple and put the pieces in a baking tray.
  • In a dish mix the chipotle pepper powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Sprinkle the mixture on top of the pineapple.
  • Put in the oven for 15 minutes or until you see that the sugar begins to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and finish with roughly chopped peppermint.
  • Serve with coconut whipped cream or dairy-free vanilla ice-cream.

Notes

You can substitute the chipotle chili powder with cinnamon or chili ancho powder in equal quantity.
If you change it for cayenne pepper, add 1/4 teaspoon instead of 1 teaspoon chili powder.
Keyword grilled pineapple, vegan fruit dessert

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