Warm juicy pineapple roasted to a golden brown; sprinkled with cinnamon and evaporated cane sugar. Could heaven be any closer? Ever since I went to Brazil I have been in love with their food, especially the Brazilian BBQ. Eating this for the first time was a Aha moment, ‘why did I think of this’ or why don’t you find this in the Philippines?
1 Whole Ripe Golden Pineapple
1 Cup Evaporated Cane Sugar
2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream
1 This will require a BBQ rotisserie attachment or a Farberware Open Hearth Rotisserie
2 Cut off the crown (leaves) about a 1/2 inch of the top and bottom of the fruit.
3 Cut the skin off leaving as much of the pineapple as possible the only part of the skin that should be left is the ‘eyes’.
4 Doing a spiral cut remove the eyes.
5 Push your spit though the center of the Pineapple length wise (this can be hard, I find a penny nail and hammer work well to make a starter hole 😉 )
6 As the Pineapple is rotating, brush the pineapple with the melted butter.
7 Mix the crushed cloves, cane sugar and cinnamon together.
8 Sprinkle about a third of the mixture over the pineapple while it turns and thickly as possible.
9 When the pineapple starts to brown, brush it again with butter and sprinkle another 3rd of the mixture over it while its rotating.
10 After 5 or 10 minutes; brush it again with butter and sprinkle the last 3rd of the mixture over it while its rotating.
11 Cook the pineapple until its dark golden brown
12 Serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream.
Degree of Difficulty: Very easy
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes