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A very healthy dessert recipe that brings the sunny tropics to your table, baked pineappleadapted from Graham Kerr’s Creative Choices Cookbook is sweet, tangy and slightly spicy. In thisrecipe, ripe pineapple is flavored with freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh ginger, and arrowroot tocreate a simple yet exquisite tasting and satisfying dessert.Baked pineapple also makes a lovely accompaniment to savory dishes like ham, roasted chicken,beef kebabs, pork barbecue, or grilled fish particularly salmon. It can also be added to green saladsor fruit salads. This baked pineapple dish also works as a refreshing appetizer in place of vegetablesalad. You can also serve baked pineapple as a nutritious and yummy snack for kids, your friends,and family, loved ones or for yourself.Cooking the pineapple in the oven brings out its natural sweet flavors, caramelizing its sugars andgiving it a golden tinge. For a truly delicious dish, choose sweet and ripe pineapples, which you candetermine from the aroma when buying it in the market or grocery. The pineapple should also feelheavy for its size, an indication that is juicy and fleshy.In this recipe, the pineapple skins are used as a bed for the pineapple meat and baked togetherwith the flesh for a nice presentation. There are many ways to serve this dessert to make it evenmore delicious, aromatic and aesthetically appealing. You can serve the baked pineapple withvanilla ice cream, sherbet, or with plain yogurt topped with fresh mint. Whipped cream or chocolatesauce also works as a topping. If the pineapples you have are on the sour side, you can sprinklethe pineapple with some brown sugar before placing them in the oven. If you want to spice it up abit, you can sprinkle on some nutmeg.