Broiled Pineapple

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Broiled Pineapple

 

This could be the easiest breakfast (or healthiest dessert) ever. Seriously.  You need about three minutes of prep time, and your pineapple will be ready to come out of the oven by the time you finish brewing a pot of coffee.  Find a pineapple on sale (I found them for $1.29 each at Aldi), and let’s get started!

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WIN_20150101_104917Ingredients (Makes 4 filling breakfast servings or 6 dessert servings)

2 pineapples

1/4 cup pecan halves

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

Step 1) Cut your pineapple into wedges. This isn’t rocket science… just cut off the top and bottom, slice off the rind in long strips, and cut around the core.  Here’s how you do it:

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Cut off the top and bottom (using an old cookie sheet instead of a cutting board is a good idea – it keeps juice from running all over your countertop!

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Next, slice off the rind.

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Finally, slice down to remove wedges of delicious pineapple from the core (standing).

Step 2) Using a paring knife, cut a shallow strip down each pineapple wedge. You’re creating a “pocket” for pecan halves. Insert two or three pecan halves into each pineapple wedge (if you want to go all crazy, add a little shredded coconut – I bet that would be tasty!).

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Pineapple wedges stuffed with pecans, ready to go under the broiler.

Step 3) Broil pineapple wedges for 6 – 10 minutes. Every broiler is a little different, so you’ll need to peek every two minutes or so to make sure your pecans don’t burn. When the pecans start to look toasted – a little darker, but NOT blackened – remove your baking sheet from the oven.

Step 4) Sprinkle pineapple wedges with ground cloves (very sparingly!) and serve immediately.

 

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