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Making Dried Pineapple Flowers

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Hi everyone! I'm back after two full weeks off from blogging. Really nice to relax, doing nothing and enjoying myself visiting friends, reading books and watching TV during these lunar new year holidays. 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. 


Making Dried Pineapple Flowers 

Half Fresh Pineapple, makes 9 or depends on how many flowers you want to make

Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line baking tray with a non-stick baking sheet.

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.

Then slice pineapple very thinly, place slices on baking sheet. Cook until tops look dried, about 30 minutes.

Flip slices, cook until completely dried, 25 to 30 minutes more. (Mine almost burned after 20 minutes). 

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.


Kitchen note:

  • 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.
  • You can also refer to Taste.Com.Au (video) and Amelia's Dessert's creation on making dried pineapple flowers.


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Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. looks wonderful delicious looking flowers

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  2. Hi Ann, your pineapple flowers look so beautiful. I like the slightly burnt part, look very nice. Thank you for your kind mention, I appreciate it very much. I love this pineapple flowers cos it look really pretty and cute for cake decoration. And it's so easy to make, nice to munch too.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Thank you Amelia for your compliment. I love your creation too!

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  3. Wow, looks nice and must be very fragrant. Cool clicks!

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  4. 好美,真的像极了一朵花呢!

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    1. 可以试试做,拿来做装饰最美了!

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  5. 很好的方法,做蛋糕,可以装饰出一个古典的打扮。很好看。

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    1. 我就是看到很多网友做了,才试试看。你也试试看啦,你拍照也一定很美 :)

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  6. 好漂亮哦!除了拿来做装饰,净吃应该也很美味哦!yummy yummy!!

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    1. 谢谢!再烤的时候,那凤梨的香味真的很香,连整个厨房都会香一整天 :D

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  7. Ann I have bookmarked this for a long time but too lazy to work on the whole pineapple. In fact I wanted to decorate cupcake with this pineapple flower.

    Urs look so good n thanks for reminding me this again :)

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    1. Li Shuan, yes this is really good for decoration on cakes. You must some when you're free.

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  8. huh!!!!太有创意了这个!!!!

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  9. 好巧的一双手,朵朵花都美美的。

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    1. 呵呵。。。这个跟我的手没关系,主要是凤梨要切得很薄,而且要很注意火候。

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  10. i have bookmarked this pineapple flower for few years already, till now still not getting start, hahaha..

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    1. Can start to make now. Very easy to do it :D

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  11. Wow! So beautiful!

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  12. Hello, Ann, so good to see you back in action. Like these pineapple flowers. Bet that you made this to come with some nice dessert!

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    1. Hi Jessie, hahaa... the lazy bugs still inside my body. The pineapple flowers still inside my fridge. Just want to check how long can they last.

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  13. Beautiful pineapple flowers!!!!Good sharing!!!!

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  14. 真的好像一朵花呢,好漂亮哦!

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  15. Hi Ann! The flowers are sweet (literally) and beautiful!

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  16. They are pineapple flower chips, aren't they? Very creative.

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  17. 好主意咧!

    谢谢分享。

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  18. Ann

    Welcome back to blogging.

    These dried pineapple flowers are so pretty.

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  19. Ann , these pineapple flower are so pretty ! Perfect for holding a scoop or two of pineapple sorbet or ice cream , perhaps ? :D

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    1. Oh, thanks for reminding. I also like to try to make some pineapple ice cream :D

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  20. I've seen quite a few blogs this year using these dried pineapple flowers. Very pretty. Thanks for the comprehensive instructions :)

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  21. These pineapple chips are so pretty, Ann.

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  22. Ann, these pineapple flowers are really beautiful!

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  23. Indeed look like flowers! I bet they taste as good as they look! Good way to preserve the fruit for a longer period of time. Will be very good in cakes too, yummy!

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  24. this is really beautiful to use as topping for bakes !

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  25. Pineapple is one of my least favorite foods, but these are so pretty I might have to buy one so I can try it! Great post!

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  26. Ann,
    Yes, I saw this in Amelia's blog sometimes ago.
    Hers were lovely and yours were beautiful..:D
    I love the burnt edges..its so antique looking ... just so beautiful!!!
    mui

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  27. Between Zoe and I would be really happy to have you linking your post to our Little Thumbs Up event.
    Zoe will link up your post for you and she will drop you a comment soon.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

    mui

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  28. Hi Ann,

    Heard about your post from Doreen. I have extended our linky submission to the end of this month and I have included your post into our Feb linky. We didn't know that this event is going to be this well-received and so we have decided to extend this event from the first Tues of the month to the last day of the whole month...

    Can you please mention Little Thumbs up in your post? Thanks!

    Zoe

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    1. Thank you Zoe for extending the linky submission. I've added the link already :)

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  29. I saw a photo of pineapple flowers on Pinterest months ago and have been wanting to give it a try. Thanks for the reminder -- yours turned out beautiful. Thanks for being a part of the YBR.

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  30. Ann, can keep for how long any idea?

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    1. I kept mine in the fridge for about two weeks. Make sure the pineapple flowers are very dry otherwise they will become moldy.

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