Whole Roasted Pineapple Sorbet

by Maureen on August 1, 2011

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
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 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
  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
I think if I made this again I would add just a bit more water make it into popsicles


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kankana August 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Not an ice cream fan– I know sound weird! But that sorbet will make the husband very happy cause pineapple is his fav fruit.


yummychunklet August 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Yum! I love the pineapple. Looks tasty!


Baker Street August 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm

So refreshing and delicious. I love that you used roasted pineapples.


Maris (In Good Taste) August 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I am very impressed to see that a pineapple can even be roasted! Great job! This looks so refreshing


Ellie | Gourmand Recipes August 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

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


Junia @ Mis Pensamientos August 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

oh my, roasted pineapple alone just sounds fantastic. make it into ice cream, WOW. i bet you don’t even need the sugar because pineapple is already soo sweet!


Kitchen Belleicious August 1, 2011 at 11:49 pm

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!


Sissi August 2, 2011 at 2:30 am

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!


Jessica August 2, 2011 at 3:37 am

I LOVE sorbet! This is the perfect summer treat!


Sawsan@chef in disguise August 2, 2011 at 5:11 am

My kids will go mad if I made this
I never thought of roasting a whole pinapple
thanx for the inspiration


5 Star Foodie August 2, 2011 at 6:41 am

The flavors must be fantastic with the roasting method. Very nice!


Russell at Chasing Delicious August 2, 2011 at 6:56 am

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


Greg August 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

That looks simply wonderful!


Yudith August 2, 2011 at 10:40 am

This looks divine!! Never thought of roasting it, but I bet the slight caramelization makes it taste even better!!


Nuts about food August 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Never thought of roasting a whole pineapple. Interesting idea, thanks.


Joanne August 2, 2011 at 9:46 pm

The roasted pineapple must be so good on it’s own…but everything is better in sorbet form!


Sawsan@chef in disguise August 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I have an award waiting for you on my blog :)


Joshua Fagans August 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

Wow, I love the sound of roast pineapple sorbet. Recently made a sorbet from Lebovitz’ Perfect Scoop. This sounds like it might be the next flavor!


flyer printing August 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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!


sportsglutton August 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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. :-)


Hester Casey - Alchemy in the Kitchen August 4, 2011 at 4:59 am

Maureen! Roasting the pineapple is one thing. Making it into a sorbet is quite another and it sounds OUT OF THIS WORLD. I am buying pineapple tomorrow and making this.


Hazel @ TastyPursuits August 4, 2011 at 9:36 am

What a great idea! I definitely need to try this. And thanks for sharing the EasyRecipe plugin. I just downloaded it, and that’s how I found your food blog.


foodwanderings August 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Wow, I make pineapple sorbet every summer but never roasted now you got me all curious. Love the method!! Funny thing I just bought a pineapple at the market!


Kimby August 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I’m glad you talked with your pineapple grower — what a great idea!


Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen August 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I like a good pineapple sorbet, but a ROASTED pineapple would take it to another level! You are a genius for discovering this and sharing the recipe with us :-).


Jamie August 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

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!


Jay August 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

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.


Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

I just figured out how to work my ice cream maker, so I am all over this! I LOVE pineapple, and the idea of roasting it is genius!


Kelly August 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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!


Lynne August 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm

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.


Catherine August 7, 2011 at 12:46 am

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


Lori@FakeFoodFree August 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Wow, I never would have thought of roasting a pineapple for sorbet. Great idea! I bet it gives it great flavor.


wizzythestick August 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

What a great idea to roast the pineapple before making the sorbet. I’m sure the flavour was intensified


lindayoga August 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

Divine….Simple divine!
Thank you and I will tell my friends about your wonderful site.


Michelle @ KissedBySweets August 12, 2011 at 6:46 am

Oh my gosh I would never think to roast pineapple, but I definitely want to try it now!! Yum!!



rebecca August 12, 2011 at 8:27 am

wow this looks amazing would love a bowl right now your such a good cook


Angie@Angiesrecipes August 14, 2011 at 3:55 am

Roasted pineapples alone sound heavenly! Those sorbets must be very delicious.


gloria August 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

Love this amazing pineapple Ice Cream!! gloria


Katty April 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I’d love to try this–what a great warm weather idea! :)


Maureen April 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Hi Katty, the pineapple sorbet is super easy and it’s delicious. Thanks a lot for the comment!


Aurica March 5, 2014 at 3:25 am

hhmmmmmm, yummmmy, yummmmy..let me have that sweet sorbet, give me that bowl of delicious and tasty pineapple sorbet :D


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