April 25, 2012

Roasted Pineapple w/ Yogurt & Pistachios

I’m kind of in a rut; I have no desire to cook or bake. Wait. I take that back. I have no desire to clean my kitchen. I DO want to work in the kitchen. I just want someone to always clean up after me. That would be the life. That’s how chefs live, right? Does that mean I need tattoos and clogs? I don’t know what I would want on my body for the rest of my life, ink-wise. I’m working my way out of cherry blossom phase so I’m soooooooo glad I didn’t get those… Also! Clogs. Totally comfy…still totally not sexy.  I love sensible shoes but I want them to look less like clogs.

Let’s be real. I’m not a professional chef, but you already know this. I’m just a girl who loves to get my kitchen dirty and make things with my hands. I’m love pineapple and Greek yogurt and simple desserts that I can accomplish in no time, yet take a tremendous amount of credit for. Who doesn’t want that?

I made this quick little roasted pineapple yesterday because I had 30 minutes to kill. If I had people over for dinner, it would have been a fantastic ending to a meal of shrimp tacos. I would have gotten the “what’s your secret?” question with this dessert.

The secret is that I will be eating this for breakfast for the next few days and loving EVERY LAST BITE. And when I’m soo over eating it with yogurt & granola, I’m going to turn it into a smoothie. That’s a fact.

And we’re off!

Ingredients….I started off with honey Greek Yogurt. Then I stopped. Too much sweetness! The original recipe called for creme fraiche, which I would have totally bought but I decided not to leave my house so YOGURT will do. I always have plain Greek yogurt! It’s one of my staples.

Pineapple wedges. Husband always eats the core. Weird husband. Too bad he doesn’t eat kale stems.

Orange juice, brown sugar & honey. Instant marinade!

Pour it over your pineapple wedges. Let it sit for a bit. 10 mins or so…

Transfer to a parchment lined sheet. ROAST IT. Turn it. Roast it more.

Hello roasted pineapple.

I’m gonna serve you up on a plate with thick yogurt, roasted pistachios, mint & a little drizzle of sweet orange sauce.

Show that pineapple who’s boss. I know I did.

I think you’ll love the orange sauce. It brings some sweetness tang to the roasted pineapple. The pistachios are a nice little crunch and the Greek yogurt is soo dang creamy! I’m loving everything about this dessert.


Roasted Pineapple w/ Yogurt & Pistachios

serves 4-5

recipe adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine

  • 1/3 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 medium ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, cut lengthwise into 8-10 wedges
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped (I used salted)
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh mint leaves

Preheat oven to oven to 450°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir first 3 ingredients in a large bowl until sugar dissolves. Add pineapple; toss to coat. Let marinate, tossing occasionally, for 10 minutes. Place pineapple, one flat side down, on prepared sheet; reserve marinade.

Roast pineapple for 15 minutes. Turn, brush with marinade, and roast until tender and caramelized, 10–15 minutes. Drizzle remaining marinade over; let cool slightly.

Divide pineapple among plates. Spoon Greek yogurt alongside. Garnish with nuts and mint

  • Katrina

    I love roasted pineapple! The combination of flavours in this dish are lovely! Yummmmm.

  • Blog is the New Black

    Roasted pineapple is a BRILLIANT idea!

  • Clara

    Amazing, Tracy! I too get in a rut that way with cooking, and it usually just means I am so so sick of cleaning my kitchen. Some days I feel like that’s all I do! Literally. Nice to know I’m not alone!

  • Meister @ The Nervous Cook

    Oh HECK yes roasted pineapple! This is all I ever want to eat in the springtime ever.

  • lynn

    This looks absolutely divine. I’m going to make some Pineapple Flowers today (annie’s eats) and was wondering what to do with the leftover pineapple…then I saw your post! But I also saw Roasted Pineapple and Sage ice cream (via Jeni’s) on The Bitten Word….. I think these two awesome pineapple recipes must meet!

  • Lara

    YUM! I can’t wait to try this.

  • ileana

    Dang, what a fancy breakfast. I like it. This looks so pretty, Tracy!

  • Nanna

    Wow. Your pictures in the post are amazing! I love the colours, contrast and the rustic feel. It also looks super yummy.

  • Megan

    What a fun dessert! Fruit, man. It’s so good at being awesome!

  • jackie @ marin mama cooks

    I love pineapple. Its like candy to me, especially when you get a ripe and juicy one. I love that you roasted it, that is something I haven’t tried but certainly will after seeing this post.

    I love the sauce you whipped up to go with your shrimp tacos. We just made chipotle shrimp tacos the other night with a cilantro lime yogurt sauce and red cabbage slaw. I am on a cilantro and lime kick lately. Cilantro lime mayo, cilantro lime yogurt, it’s spicy but in a good way. I love your idea about using tofu or sweet potato for the tacos. I am looking for a vegeterian version as I love tacos but don’t always want the meat.

  • Kate M.

    Umm this looks amazing! I love pineapple!!

    Your husband eats the core!!? Do his gums bleed? Seriously, there is an enzyme in the core that eats away at the tissue of your gums and makes them bleed! But if his don’t then I guess he is fine! 🙂

  • Eileen

    This sounds amazing! I don’t eat a lot of pineapple, but maybe I need to change my ways… 🙂

  • Nicole

    Oh, wow. Fruit desserts like this are so great for summer or after an indulgent meal. I want shrimp tacos now!

  • erica

    your photos for this post are divine! i love the feeling of warmth that comes from them. oh and the recipe sounds great too. a must try!

  • jenny

    LOVE pineapple. HATE clogs. and yes, I secretly judge women who wear clogs. (am I a horrible person?) I mean, I’m hardly the high heel-wearing type myself–I love comfy converse sneakers and cute ballet flats, and I’m sure high heel-wearing women judge me for that. but just…clogs…no.

  • Lori

    The locavore in me says I should wait and make a variation of this with stone fruit this summer…the pineapple enthusiast in me wants me to make this recipe as-is right now 🙂 I think I’ll do both!

    • jenn

      LOL – was going to say pretty much the same thing. i allow for ‘out of town’ treats now and then. this is a perfect example of why 😀

  • achowlife

    Oh that rut? I know it well. There’s no time for cleaning only cooking and baking. In a very strange twist today, I just managed to put a number of things in the dishwasher. The hubs took the wee one to the library and she fell asleep in the car. Imagine that. Cleaning and a sleeping baby and I’m not the one stuck in the car! I love the way this dish sounds too, by the way. Maybe I’ll sneak in 30 minutes tonight? Thanks, Tracy!

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    This sounds absolutely incredible, and I need to do this sometime soon. Clearly. Never heard of roasting pineapple before, and I cannot wait to give it a shot!

    Thanks for sharing! Great idea with the Greek yogurt, too. I always keep that stuff on hand for times like these.

  • Katya

    What a perfect desert/snack/breakfast!

  • Jessica

    um, my mouth is watering! totes gonna make this for breakfast tomorrow

  • Sophie Pronovost

    I am speechless…

    This looks… ah!

  • Jackie

    This sounds so delicious! It seems like the perfect easy but impressive dessert for a casual dinner party (or whenever I have pineapple around)!

    And can I just say how much I am loving the fonts on your site now? Especially the general content/post font- so pretty and clean and polished! Thanks for all your great content and recipes and pretty posts 🙂

  • Ashley

    Once upon a time all I had to do to get my dishes done was yell, “pick up” and magically someone would come grab my bustub full of dishes. Those were the days. And yes, I wore clogs and yes, I have tattoos. This pineapple dish looks totally worth the dirty dishes.

  • Sha

    This looks amazing, Tracy. Bookmarked!

  • Maria

    Why oh why am I allergic to pineapple! This looks so good.

  • Lori from a family's life

    So simple yet so delicious!

  • Amy

    Yum! Looks so amazing! Have you ever tried BBQ pineapple and brushing with BBQ sauce, it’s so tasty.

  • Victoria

    I definitely need to make this before fall comes!

  • Lucia

    I want too to be a chef just because you don’t have to clean the kitchen 😉 But, from time to time, being a girl that simply loves baking and cooking is satisfyes me enough. Especially when this involves roasted pineapple 🙂

  • suki

    Pineapple is one photogenic fruit! 🙂

  • Allyson

    The light in the photos of your completed dish is just marvelous. Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less since your photos are always lit very thoughtfully.

  • Jenny

    I will have to try this with the next pineapple I get. AT first I thought the brownish liquid was maple syrup over roasted pineapples. Looks tasty and simple to make!

  • Jamie

    I recently discovered the joy of fresh ripe pineapple in my morning Greek yogurt – almost pina colada-y goodness! – but never thought to roast it first. Y-U-M

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Simple, but so elegant and delicious. Love!

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  • Lynn Marie Ford

    Absolutely delicious! And left overs taste great frozen too!

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