Whole Roasted Pineapple Sorbet

Last week when I was at the farmer’s market the pineapple grower and I started chatting and he asked me if I had ever roasted a whole pineapple.  I hadn’t but it gave me a great idea.  Roast a pineapple and make sorbet out of it.  It was delicious.  It’s different than pineapple sorbet made from fresh or canned pineapple.

I love cooked pineapple, especially with ham but I’ve never roasted the whole pinapple. I’ve always grilled or fried it.  I have to tell you, your entire house will smell of sweet roasted pineapple.  It was fantastic!

I loved this.  This sorbet has so much pineapple in it that it doesn’t freeze rock solid so it’s easy to eat.  Roasting the pineapple first makes it really sweet.  I added some sugar but I think next time I will taste the roasted pineapple before just plonking the sugar in.

whole roasted pineapple sorbet

No skills are needed to make this sorbet but it does take a bit of time and an ice cream maker.  Start by preheating the oven to 200° C or 400° F.  Cut the leaves off the top of the pineapple if your pineapple came with leaves and place it in a roasting pan.  Roast til soft for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  My pineapple wasn’t huge so it only took 1 1/2 hours.  Then let it cool.

Once the pineapple is cool, cut the outside layer off and cut out the little brown things and then cut the pineapple in quarters and remove the core and discard.  Roughly cut the pineapple and place it in the food processor with a simple syrup made from 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water.  I only used about 1/3 cup of syrup but you might need more or less.  My sorbet was definitely sweet.

Then I added 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1/4 cup of water.  I added water until I thought it looked like sorbet.  I suppose it will depend on how roasted your pineapple would be and how dry it ended up.  Whiz in the processor for a few minutes to break down all the pineapple fiber and then place in the refrigerator to chill.

Once cold, place the sorbet mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze.  You’ll love it!

roasted pineapple sorbet

When I make this again I’m going to try adding a bit more water or roasting the pineapple for a shorter length of time and make popsicles out of it.  Yum !!

 

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Whole Roasted Pineapple Sorbet
 
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Easy summer dessert to cool the whole family down
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 whole pineapple - green leaves on top removed
  • Simple syrup (1 cup sugar - ½ cup water boiled til sugar dissolves)
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400° F)
  2. Place pineapple in a roasting pan and place in the oven for 1½ to 2 hours til soft.
  3. Cut away all the outer skin and remove brown bits
  4. Cut into quarters and remove core and discard
  5. Cut pineapple into chunks and place in food processor.
  6. Whiz pineapple and then taste for sweetness
  7. Add simple syrup to taste
  8. Add lemon juice and water
  9. Process for 2-3 minutes til smooth
  10. Place in refrigerator til chilled
  11. Freeze in ice cream maker according to directions
Notes
I think if I made this again I would add just a bit more water make it into popsicles

 

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  1. Ellie | Gourmand Recipes says

    This recipe screams SUMMER! Can’t wait for our summer to try it. Love roasting the pineapples to enhance flavor. Nice touch.

  2. says

    You just made my whole day, no wait- my whole week! I love love love pineapple and to make a fun and fresh and yummy sorbet out of it (never thought of doing before) is just brilliant! gorgeous photos and awesome recipe!

  3. says

    Roasted pineapple sounds amazing! The sorbet looks divine. I haven’t got the ice-cream maker, but I think I’ll roast pineapple just to see how it tastes! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

  4. says

    Now this is a recipe I have never heard of. I absolutely love pineapple, though I usually prefer it raw. I think I’m going to have to jump outside my box and try this. I think I may even roast it in my grill because this sorbet is definitely calling my name.

    And pineapple popsicles?? Yum1

  5. says

    This is so great! I’m excited to try this one, I have stock pineapple in the fridge and I don’t have any idea what would I prepare with it, so this is perfect for those pineapples. Thanks for sharing this one!

  6. says

    I love this idea and feel this is a must make. However, since I pretty much attempt to cook everything on the grill, I’ll roast mine outside with a pinch of smoke. :-)

  7. says

    First of all, an ice cream or sorbet should never be rock solid in my book – and sorbets are even dreamier when slushy! And oh roasted pineapple is indeed stunning! Just a great treat all around!

  8. says

    If you add a couple of ounces of alcohol to it it won’t freeze solid and you can skip the churning and freeze it. Vodka or rum would be good in this, but I wouldn’t feed it to children after that. lol

    Pineapples seem to be in season now, so I think I’ll try this.

  9. says

    Maureen, I just love this – I often find the taste of pineapple too much on its own (overwrought, syrupy sweet) but this idea of roasting it into sorbet form is brilliant!

  10. says

    I’ve never even heard of roasting a whole pineapple, but this I’m going to have to try! Thanks for the recipe, it sounds very refreshing.

  11. says

    Hi Maureen, I hope all is well and you are feeling better. I think that this sorbet sounds very refreshing! I have never roasted a pineapple either. I also have grilled it. Well, sounds delish! for this humid summer to refresh the spirit! Have a wonderful and blessed weekend. Catherine xo

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