Fresh fruit desserts are always the best option for satisfying your sweet tooth and this is such an addictive treat that you might want to make two of them! This is the time of year where pineapples go on sale and you can get the big ones at 2-$4.00 or the smaller ones sometimes as low as .89¢ which is just too good of a deal to pass up.
But what do you do when they have been sitting on your counter a bit too long and the little fruit fly’s start buzzing? Slice them open, chop them up, sprinkle with some brown sugar or agave nectar, top with coconut and broil until the flavors mix and you have a wonderful sweet and sour treat that is a real tropical delight! Served right on the rind makes for a beautiful dish or center piece. This one is kid and husband approved and is gluten and soy free.
Sweetener of your choice (brown sugar or maple syrup)
Preheat the oven on broil.
Wash your pineapple, slice off the top and the bottom. Cut into 4 equal pieces length wise. Cut the pineapple close to the rind and then lift off to remove any of the little eyes left over. Remove the hard center core by slicing down each side slightly in a v cut and pull away from the pineapple. Place the fruit back onto the rind and slice into bite size pieces (as pictured).
Sprinkle desired amount of sweetener over the pineapple. If using brown sugar you may need to press it down a bit. Also the more brown sugar you use the more it will crystallize and makes a crunchy topping which is pretty yummy.
Put the oven rack on the second from the top spot and broil until the pineapple is slightly browned. Add desired amount of coconut and broil for another minute or two, watching it closely so it does not burn. Remove from the oven, cool and ENJOY!