Air Fryer Pineapple – If you’re on the lookout for a unique and irresistibly sweet treat, then this Air Fryer Pineapple recipe is just for you! Dive into the delightful mix of sweet pineapple, rich maple syrup, and a sprinkle of warm cinnamon. It’s the South American-inspired dessert that’ll soon become a household favorite.
The first time I made this Air Fryer Pineapple, it was a serendipitous experiment. I had a half-cut pineapple staring at me from the fridge and an Air Fryer begging to be used. To my surprise, the outcome was nothing short of heavenly. My husband, usually reserved in his dessert praises, couldn’t stop raving about it. And my little one? Let’s just say a few sticky fingers and an empty plate were the only evidence left!
What makes this Air Fryer Pineapple truly special?
What sets this Air Fryer Pineapple recipe apart? In a mere 20 minutes, you’re treated to a dessert that’s not only delectably quick and easy but also showcases versatility—enjoy it warm, cold, as a side, or as the star dessert. Embracing the natural sweetness of pineapple and maple syrup, it offers a healthier treat that doesn’t compromise on flavor. Plus, its vegan-friendly ingredients, inclusive of the vegan butter and dairy-free chili lime dip, make it a delightful pick for those adhering to plant-based diets.
What You Need To Make This Air Fryer Pineapple Recipe?
Pineapple: Fresh pineapple is essential to achieve the flavor and texture of this recipe. The juiciness and natural sweetness of a pineapple truly shine through. In case you don’t have access, to pineapple. Need to use canned pineapple make sure it’s well drained to avoid any excess moisture.
Vegan Butter or Margarine: Using vegan butter or margarine adds richness to the dessert although it’s optional. It enhances the taste. If you’re feeling adventurous you can try using coconut oil for a tropical twist that pairs wonderfully with the pineapple.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is a sweetener that brings a delicate earthy sweetness to the dish. It’s preferred over artificial sweeteners because of its nature. If you don’t have maple syrup on hand or are looking for alternatives agave nectar is a vegan choice while honey (for nonstrict vegans) can also be used as a substitute.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon, with its qualities, complements the sweetness of the pineapple. Adds a warm and spicy undertone to the dish. Remember to store cinnamon in a cool, dark place and consider grinding it freshly for maximum flavor.
Chili Lime Dip (Optional): For those who enjoy some kick with their pineapple an optional chili lime dip can be prepared. This dip provides contrasting flavors that perfectly balance out the sweetness of the fruit.
Cashew Cream or Vegan Mayo: Cashew cream or vegan mayo serve as bases, for the dip. Although these creams are vegan they still maintain a flavorful taste, to traditional dairy-based creams.
Lime Juice: For the lime juice, it’s best to use freshly squeezed ones as they provide a tangy flavor. Bottled versions might have a vibrant taste.
Chili Powder: To add some spice to the dip chili powder is used. If you or your guests are not fond of heat you can adjust the amount. Choose a milder powder.
Steps To Make Air Fryer Pineapple:
Step 1: Begin by peeling, coring, and slicing your pineapple. Aim for around 2 generous cups and pop them into a mixing bowl.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, let’s whisk together the melted vegan butter, maple syrup, and aromatic cinnamon. Now, drizzle this glorious concoction over your pineapple slices. Give it a gentle stir to ensure each slice is lovingly coated.
Step 3: Now for the magic! Arrange those slices in a single layer in your Air Fryer basket. If they overlap a tad, that’s okay. Set your Air Fryer to 380°F and let them fry for about 12-15 minutes. You’re aiming for a lovely caramelized hue. Don’t forget to give them a flip halfway through!
Step 4: Serve these beauties warm or cold – they’re delectable either way.
Step 5: Fancy the Chili Lime Dip? Mix the ingredients in a bowl while your pineapple is working its magic in the Air Fryer.
To enhance the taste and texture you might want to toast some unsweetened shredded coconut and sprinkle it over your Air Fryer Pineapple slices right before you serve them. The toasted coconut not only goes well with the flavor of the pineapple but also adds a pleasant crunch creating a perfect combination of caramelized pineapple and crispy coconut, in every bite.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use canned pineapple?
Of course! Just make sure to drain it before using it.
What other dips can complement this dish?
You could experiment with a coconut cream dip. Even try a chocolate sauce, for a variation.
Is there a substitute for maple syrup?
Definitely! You can use nectar instead. If you’re not following a vegan diet honey is a great option too.
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