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Pineapple au Gratin
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1 large ripe pineapple
2 tbs raisins
2 tbs sultana raisins
5 tbs maple syrup
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
dash ground ginger
1 tbs maizena flour (cornstarch)
2 egg whites, room-temperature


Heat the oven to 250C/475F.

Trim and peel the pineapple. Put it in an upright position and split it from top to bottom. Take out the tough middle "stem" from each half by cutting a shallow, V-shaped "hollow" in the middle. Cut each half crosswise in 9 slices.

Put the slices, overlapping each other, in a large shallow gratin dish. Sprinkle with raisins and sultana raisins. Also sprinkle with 2 tbs maple syrup. Cover the dish and set aside in room temperature.

Mix egg yolk with vanilla sugar, ginger, cornstarch, and remaining maple syrup in a small bowl. Beat the egg whites stiff in another bowl. Stir half of the egg whites into the yolk mixture and then gently fold the yolk mixture in the remaining egg white. Are you with me this far?

Bake the pineapple in the oven until heated through - about 3 minutes. Take out the dish and spread out the egg mixture in an even layer on top of the fruit. Sift over the sugar and put back in the oven, this time baking until sugar has melted and egg mixture is brown and starting to "puff up", takes about 20 minutes. Serve instantly. Enjoy!

Serves 6