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Dried Pineapple Flowers

You can make these dried pineapple flowers one or two days ahead and decorate them on cupcakes or birthday cakes to impress your friends and family.
By Ann Low

Dried Pineapple Flowers

I didn’t touch my oven until two days ago. Bought two sweet and juicy S&W pineapples from the Fairprice last week and made these incredibly easy, eye catching and unique Dried Pineapple Flowers. You can make these dried pineapple flowers one or two days ahead and decorate them on cupcakes or birthday cakes to impress your friends and family.

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You can make these dried pineapple flowers one or two days ahead and decorate them on cupcakes or birthday cakes to impress your friends and family.
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Recipe Type: Side, Garnish
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • Half a fresh Pineapple
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line baking tray with a non-stick baking sheet.
  2. Peel pineapple. Using a small melon baller, remove and discard eyes. (I just cut the pineapple skin from top to bottom along each row of eyes.) Don’t try to cut off too much of the peel at once or you will take a lot of good fruit with it.
  3. Then slice pineapple very thinly, place slices on baking sheet. Cook until tops look dried, about 30 minutes.
  4. Flip slices, cook until completely dried, 25 to 30 minutes more. (Mine almost burned after 20 minutes).
  5. Transfer them to a small muffin pan or egg tray so that the edges curve upward in the shape of a flower. Then place them in the refrigerator uncovered overnight to dry up and retain the flower shape. Store the dried flowers in an airtight container after that.
Notes
As oven temperature varies, you’ve to monitor the baking process very carefully after the first 30 minutes. Only place the pineapple flowers on cakes or cupcakes just before serving as they will absorb some of the moisture from the frosting and will wilt within an hour or sooner.
Ann Low

Ann Low

Ann Low is the author of Anncoo Journal, and loves to bake and cook for both family and friends. She acquired a strong passion for culinary skills from a very young age by watching her grandmother prepare delicious meals for the family. Ann believes that baking is an art and she wants to share her baking and cooking experiences with everyone in the world.

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Originally Published: February 28, 2013

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