This is my own combination of desserts I've had in Hawaii and a Japanese steakhouse. It's delicious, impressive, and easy to prepare ahead for quick cooking at the last minute. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source.

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  • Slice the top and bottom off the pineapple. Cut into quarters and remove the core from each piece. Lay each section skin side down and, using a sharp knife, separate the fruit along the skin, allowing the fruit to rest on the skin for presentation. Cut the fruit into slices for easy eating. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle each section with 2 tablespoons each of brown sugar and coconut.

  • Broil until the coconut is toasted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

205.7 calories; 1 g protein; 47.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 35.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
As the writer of this recipe, I just want to point out some errors in the editing. 6 inches from the heat source is WAY too close and that's why people are getting burnt coconut! I'd say 12-15 inches, depending on your oven. Also, the vanilla ice cream is a key ingredient that got bumped into the description. It's not the same without it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2009
The coconut burnt well before 5min was up so I pulled it out early. I was expecting the brown sugar to crisp up...no such luck. I won't make it again. The fresh pineapple was better with it's natural sweetness. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2009
As the writer of this recipe, I just want to point out some errors in the editing. 6 inches from the heat source is WAY too close and that's why people are getting burnt coconut! I'd say 12-15 inches, depending on your oven. Also, the vanilla ice cream is a key ingredient that got bumped into the description. It's not the same without it! Read More
(64)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2008
Really good. I'm not sure I would like to have this for a dessert though. It just seems like a really quick tasty snack. My 4 year old loved it. He doesn't usually eat pineapple but had quite a few slices of this. This really hits the spot if you are wanting something sweet but don't really want to bake anything. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2009
The coconut burnt well before 5min was up so I pulled it out early. I was expecting the brown sugar to crisp up...no such luck. I won't make it again. The fresh pineapple was better with it's natural sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
Nice easy sweet dessert if you have problems with the coconut burning best to put it in with just the brown sugar first once it starts to bubble add the coconut doing it this way you have control of how brown it gets. Be warned coconut browns very quickly! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2012
Delicious -- I found that less than half the sugar and the coconut was a good amount for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2013
I'm making it tonight for myself but I recently had it at a New Years Eve party and it was incredible! My friend told me the exact way as the author (with the corrected 12") to make it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
Quick and easy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2009
The coconut burned before the sugar and pineapple were even warm. We picked off the burnt coconut and put it back in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. My daughter loved it; my husband and I thought it was okay. Liked the flavors but won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
For a quick and easy dessert this was surprisingly good.:) Read More
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