Thursday, December 20, 2012

Caramelized pineapple (ananas caramélisé)

This. Is. So. Good ...........

The last week end, we had friends and we cooked a traditional Fondue Savoyarde. Do you know that ? Melted cheese ?


This is divine. Ok... A little bit heavy. But I could eat one almost each week during winter ! 
With a white wine of Savoie ... I'M HUNGRY !!
Well, of course, you need a light dessert to go with. Don't even think to eat a chocolate cake, for example. 


This is period for fresh pineapple. And in my home, pineapple, we love that. 

So I wanted to use one for my dessert.

I found this recipe on internet and it was excellent ! 

I think it can be a good and light idea of dessert to end our Christmas diners.


Here what you'll need for 6 persons : 

  • One pineapple
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 200 grammes of brown sugar
  • 20 cl of water.
Your oven must be preheated at 180°C (350°F / Th 6)



Step 1 : 
Peel your pineapple. 
Never listen people who tell you it's difficult or hard. Much easier than peeling an orange (Step 1).
Just cut the bottom and the top and just turn around.

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Step 2 :
When it's done, cut your pineapple in 4 large pieces and take off the heart, who is always a little bit hard. 


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Step 3 :
Cut them in smallest pieces and put them in little or big dish who can go in the oven.


Step 4 :
In a pan, pour water and sugar  and let it boil.



Step 5 : 
Add the vanilla pod, opened. 
Let thicken the caramel. It can last 15 minutes or so. Just stay close to it, to not let it burn. It must be thick but not too much. Just enough to be poured on the pineapples when it's ready. 


In the oven for 15 minutes.
Better eat them tepid. With vanilla ice cream, for example. 
I made them cook 10 minutes before and recooked them during 5 minutes just before serving.
It's delicious. Sweet and caramelised. Excellent !


Bon appétit, les amis ! 


Just to remember ... sigh ... 

fonduesavoyarde.com

Recapitulative : 
  • One pineapple
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 200 grammes of brown sugar
  • 20 cl of water.
Your oven must be preheated at 180°C (350°F / Th 6)

Peel your pineapple. 
Just cut the bottom and the top and just turn around.

When it's done, cut your pineapple in 4 large pieces and take off the heart, who is always a little bit hard. 

Cut them in smallest pieces and put them in little or big dish who can go in the oven.

In a pan, pour water and sugar and let it boil.

Add the vanilla pod, opened. 
Let thicken the caramel. It can last 15 minutes or so.

In the oven for 15 minutes.

Better eat them tepid. With vanilla ice cream, for example. 
I made them cook 10 minutes before and recooked them during 5 minutes just before serving.

4 comments:

  1. What an interesting recipe. I must give this a try. I've not decided on a dessert for Christmas yet, this just might end up on our table. And of course with vanilla ice cream.

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    1. I would be happy, Lea Ann. Vanilla ice cream or caramel ice cream, or Chantilly, for example.
      But even nature, I promise, this is very good.

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  2. I have a question for you.
    You often use a vanilla pod instead of liquid vanilla extract. Buying vanilla pods is too expensive for me, can I use vanilla extract as a substitute for the pods?

    Thanks.

    ps. I love your recipes, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello monstergirlee ;)
      Of course, you can use vanilla extract instead of vanilla pod. I've got the chance to find vanilla pods for few, but I know it can be expensive.
      In my opinion, you can add one tablespoon of vanilla extract. For this recipe and all the others. For example, even for meringues.
      Thanks to you. I thank you for commenting. :)

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