"My parents ate endless containers of cottage cheese with pineapple when I was growing up (it was the late eighties, what can I say?. This recipe is a throwback to their go-to snack, but it's got some extra interest since the pineapple gets roasted before it get pureed (so much more flavorful and sweeter without adding more sugar) and the toasted coconut adds crunch and nuttiness. I layer them with yogurt since Grace and I often have yogurt in our fridge, but you can of course use cottage cheese instead. You can also use the pineapple sauce on ice cream, pancakes, or waffles. It's good stuff." - Julia Turshen in Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food
Recipe adapted from Simply Julia with our Clabbered Cottage Cheese
Makes 2 cups pineapple sauce
1 large ripe pineapple, peeled and cored and cut into bite-sized pieces (or one 16-ounce [453 g] package frozen pineapple, defrosted)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Cottage Cheese, for serving
Toasted unsweetened coconut flakes, for serving
- Preheat your oven to 400 F [200 C].
- Place the pineapple in a baking dish, sprinkle with the salt, and toss to coat. Roast until it's softened and browned in spots, about 30 minutes. Let the pineapple cool to room temperature. Transfer the pineapple to a blender or food processor and puree until crushed and almost smooth, but don't let it get too smooth–a little bit of texture is really nice.
- To serve, layer the pineapple with cottage cheese and toasted coconut in small bowls or glasses. Leftover pineapple sauce can be stored in a container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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