Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices


Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices
In this fairly straightforward recipe pineapple wedges are poached gently in a honey syrup flavoured with vanilla and star anise.

This transforms the pineapple into flavoursome morsels that melt in the mouth.
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Last modified on: March 10th 2021

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices : Photo of step #1
Prepare 1 Victoria pineapple and cut lengthways into 8.

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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The spiced honey syrup

Put into a small pan: 30 g butter, 70 g honey, the seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod, 2 stars anise and the juice of ½ lime.

On low heat bring up to a simmer, then turn off the heat and cover.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Do not discard the vanilla pod. Cut it into as many pieces as the pineapple.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Stab a small knife into the end of each pineapple wedge, then stick a piece of vanilla pod into the cut.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Arrange the pineapple wedges in a small oven-proof dish and pour the syrup over.

Remove and discard the star anise.

Stage 6 - 50 min.
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Cook in the oven for around 40 to 50 minutes, until the pineapple is completely soft.

Every 10 minutes during cooking, spoon the syrup over the pineapple or, better still, turn the wedges over so they soak up the syrup evenly.

Stage 7
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Remove the pieces of vanilla pod and serve hot in individual dishes with a generous dose of syrup poured over.

Remarks

If you don't have a Victoria pineapple, you can use half a normal, larger pineapple.

If your pineapple is already on the sharp side, don't add any lime juice.

For a more indulgent dessert, serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Keeping:

Best eaten right away, but can be reheated.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,216 Kcal or 5,091 Kj1 gr125 gr79 gr
61 %<1 %12 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
104 Kcal or 435 Kj< 1 gr11 gr7 gr
5 %<1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
304 Kcal or 1,273 Kj< 1 gr31 gr20 gr
15 %<1 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on a recipe by Fabrice Mignot.

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This recipe uses (among others)
HoneyHoney: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cranachan, Nonettes, Panettone, Hazelnut and orange cake, Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to prepare spinach, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, Roasted cauliflower, Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, Potatoes with prawns, ... All
Star aniseStar anise: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Citrus tart, ... All
Victoria pineappleVictoria pineapple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: European glass, Fruit salad, ... All

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