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.
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!
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 !!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 200°C (400° F)
- Place pineapple in a roasting pan and place in the oven for 1½ to 2 hours til soft.
- Cut away all the outer skin and remove brown bits
- Cut into quarters and remove core and discard
- Cut pineapple into chunks and place in food processor.
- Whiz pineapple and then taste for sweetness
- Add simple syrup to taste
- Add lemon juice and water
- Process for 2-3 minutes til smooth
- Place in refrigerator til chilled
- Freeze in ice cream maker according to directions
Not an ice cream fan– I know sound weird! But that sorbet will make the husband very happy cause pineapple is his fav fruit.
Yum! I love the pineapple. Looks tasty!
Baker Street says
So refreshing and delicious. I love that you used roasted pineapples.
Maris (In Good Taste) says
I am very impressed to see that a pineapple can even be roasted! Great job! This looks so refreshing
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.
Junia @ Mis Pensamientos says
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 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!
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!
I LOVE sorbet! This is the perfect summer treat!
Sawsan@chef in disguise says
My kids will go mad if I made this
I never thought of roasting a whole pinapple
thanx for the inspiration
5 Star Foodie says
The flavors must be fantastic with the roasting method. Very nice!
Russell at Chasing Delicious 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
That looks simply wonderful!
This looks divine!! Never thought of roasting it, but I bet the slight caramelization makes it taste even better!!
Nuts about food says
Never thought of roasting a whole pineapple. Interesting idea, thanks.
The roasted pineapple must be so good on it’s own…but everything is better in sorbet form!
Sawsan@chef in disguise says
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Joshua Fagans says
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 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!
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 says
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 says
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.
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!
I’m glad you talked with your pineapple grower — what a great idea!
Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen says
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 :-).
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!
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) says
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!
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!
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.
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
Wow, I never would have thought of roasting a pineapple for sorbet. Great idea! I bet it gives it great flavor.
What a great idea to roast the pineapple before making the sorbet. I’m sure the flavour was intensified
Thank you and I will tell my friends about your wonderful site.
Michelle @ KissedBySweets says
Oh my gosh I would never think to roast pineapple, but I definitely want to try it now!! Yum!!
wow this looks amazing would love a bowl right now your such a good cook
Roasted pineapples alone sound heavenly! Those sorbets must be very delicious.
Love this amazing pineapple Ice Cream!! gloria
I’d love to try this–what a great warm weather idea! 🙂
Hi Katty, the pineapple sorbet is super easy and it’s delicious. Thanks a lot for the comment!
hhmmmmmm, yummmmy, yummmmy..let me have that sweet sorbet, give me that bowl of delicious and tasty pineapple sorbet 😀