Balsamic Roasted Pineapple | Morsels of Life

Balsamic Roasted Pineapple

Complement the natural sweetness of roasted pineapple with sweetly tangy balsamic vinegar, a little honey, and just a hint of five spice.

Morsels of Life - Balsamic Roasted Pineapple - Complement the natural sweetness of roasted pineapple with sweetly tangy balsamic vinegar, a little honey, and just a hint of five spice.

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Around here, we like pineapple. However, we don't like the tingly itchiness pineapple comes with. It's caused by bromelain, a protease enzyme present in fresh pineapple. So how can you get rid of the tingly irritation? Heating pineapple works because it'll denature the protein, leaving behind all the tasty goodness, and none of the irritation. Roasting also concentrates flavor and makes fruits seem sweeter, so I went with it. And while roasted pineapple's plenty tasty, I wanted to add another flavor - balsamic vinegar. I thought the tangy sweetness would perfectly complement the pineapple. And since we ate this balsamic roasted pineapple for dessert, I added just a bit of honey. The five spice adds a bit more tastiness without being obvious, and you can leave it out if you can't find any. It's often sold in Asian groceries. Another option is grilling this pineapple instead of roasting. A great idea, especially if you've already got the grill going.

Do you feel the tingly itchiness when eating fresh pineapple? How do you deal with it?


by Morsels of Life | CJ Huang
Complement the natural sweetness of roasted pineapple with sweetly tangy balsamic vinegar, a little honey, and just a hint of five spice.

 
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Servings: 8
Cuisine: American
Category: side, snack, dessert, fruit

 

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
1010 grams 1 pineapple, peeled and sliced Use white balsamic vinegar for a more "pineapple" color.

Methods:

  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Combine vinegar, honey, and 5 spice powder.
  3. Coat pineapple in sauce, Then, bake at 400F until slightly caramelized. (Or throw it on the grill.) Brush sauce over pineapple a few more times as it's cooking.

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Calories (Cal): 90 ・ Fat (g): 0 ・ Protein (g): 1 ・ Carbs (g): 23 ・ Fiber (g): 1 ・ Sodium (mg): 0
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Morsels of Life - Balsamic Roasted Pineapple Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Balsamic Roasted Pineapple Step 2 - Combine vinegar, honey, and 5 spice powder. 2. Combine vinegar, honey, and 5 spice powder.
Morsels of Life - Balsamic Roasted Pineapple Step 3 - Coat pineapple in sauce, Then, bake at 400F until slightly caramelized. (Or throw it on the grill.) Brush sauce over pineapple a few more times as it's cooking. 3. Coat pineapple in sauce, Then, bake at 400F until slightly caramelized. (Or throw it on the grill.) Brush sauce over pineapple a few more times as it's cooking.

22 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely amazing... the balsamic would provide a great contrast to the sweet pineapple. I'm going to have to try this sometime!

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  2. Yum! Pineapple is my favorite. We definately don't eat it enough around here. The balsamic would pair perfectly with it. Thanks for sharing on the #wastelesswednesday blog hop.

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    1. It really does! We like it with strawberries too. :)

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  4. ohhh - Just add ice cream and I'm in heaven! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up

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  5. I am such a sucker for anything with balsamic vinegar. Totally pinning and trying before the summer is over, found you at Nifty Thrifty :)

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  6. Mm yummy! I've never tried balsamic with pineapple but grilling pineapple is fabulous. Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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    1. It certainly is! Love grilled pineapple, but the balsamic adds another dimension. :)

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  7. Thisiunds so good. Would love to try it with an Artisan Chocolate balsamic I have. Yum

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    1. That sounds so full of yum! Let me know what you think once you've given it a try. :)

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  8. Excellent post! We are linking to this great
    article on our website. Keep up the great writing.

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  9. Love grilled pineapple and love balsamic. These sound lush! #WhatsForDinner

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    1. Sounds like this would be a perfect combo for you. :)

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  10. This sounds delicious! My husband finds pineapple very acidic, but does not get into itchiness. That said, I think heating could take the acidity away as well - and as I love pineapple, this recipe is perfect for us! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party, CJ.

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    1. I think the heating will denature the enzyme that causes the itchiness. It might also contribute to a feeling of acidity. Hope you and your husband both enjoy this pineapple!

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  11. This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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