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Saw this in Desserts and the Food Republic. Bake this as if it were a clove studded ham the article said... This is a very juicy dessert and great served with ice cream. Your family and guessts will be awe struck at it's great juicey flavor.

Provided by Pat Duran @kitchenChatter

Categories     Fruit Appetizers

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 small (4 pound) ripe pineapple
16 - whole cloves
1/4 cup(s) coconut oil
4 cup(s) water
2 cup(s) light brown sugar
1/2 cup(s) super fine sugar
16 - dried szechuan peppercorns, crushed
3/4 teaspoon(s) chinese five spice powder
6 - star anise


  • Syrup: Put the water into a medium saucepan and add all the ingredients. Slowly bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.Simmer over medium heat to reduce to about 3/4 in volume, to make a thick syrup. Remove from heat and set aside. Heat oven to 350^. spray a small roasting pan or pot that will hold the pineapple standing straight up. So not lay it down.
  • Prepare the Pineapple: Using a serrated knife, cut a 1 1/4 slice from the top, removing the leafy part and a 3/4 slice from the bottom so it will stand up straight.
  • Working from top to bottom and following the curve of the pineapple, remove the peel. To remove the eyes and create a nice looking pineapple- cut a spiral groove 1/4 inch deep, around the entire fruit. Stud the flesh evenly all over with the cloves.
  • Heat the oil in the prepared pan until very hot, then add the pineapple on it's side for now and lightly baste and roast the fruit all over to get a nice color.
  • Now stand the pineapple upright. Baste the pineapple with the thickened syrup you made and roast in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes;depending on how ripe your fruit is, basting it every 5 minutes with the syrup and keeping the pineapple standing upright.
  • To Serve: Lay the pineapple down on its side and cut into slices, about 1/2 inch thick. Place on serving plate, and serve with a scoop of ice cream and some of the syrup.

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