How to Make a Pineapple Flower

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An easy DIY for creating your own beautiful pineapple flower! They’re perfect for garnishing desserts and cocktails. It’s all about the details and these add so much charm!

Pineapple flower on a chocolate cupcake

Have you ever heard of pineapple flowers? They are the cutest and easiest garnish for cupcakes, cocktails or cheese platters! We originally made them for a pineapple garden party we hosted and everyone loved them!

After they’re baked and dried overnight, these super-thin pineapple slices come out looking like yellow flowers and they’re just beautiful.

So grab a pineapple and follow along!

Pineapple flowers on a white board

How to Select A Pineapple

  • A pineapple that has a golden yellow color from the top is a nice, ripe pineapple.
  • Choose one with fresh green stems, that has a little give when you squeeze it and smells like a pineapple.
Pineapple flowers on chocolate cupcakes

How to Make Pineapple Flowers

Ingredients + Supplies

You only need a pineapple, knife and cupcake tin to make these pineapple flowers!

Pineapple flowers on a cocktail.

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
  • Peel the pineapple and take out the center with a melon ball or metal teaspoon.
  • Using a mandolin or a super sharp knife, cut very thin slices.
  • If the pineapple is really juicy, blot paper towels on it to get rid of the moisture.
  • Bake the pineapple slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 30 minutes.
  • Flip and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Place the slices in a cupcake tin to hold their flower shape and dry overnight.
Pineapple flower

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How to Make Pineapple Flowers

Pineapple flowers are the most beautiful garnishes for cupcakes, cocktails or on cheese platters!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
dry: 8 hours
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 Pineapple

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
  • Peel the pineapple and take out the center with a melon ball or metal teaspoon.
  • Using a mandolin or a super sharp knife, cut very thin slices.
  • If the pineapple is really juicy, blot paper towels on it to get rid of the moisture.
  • Bake the pineapple slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 30 minutes.
  • Flip and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Place the slices in a cupcake tin to hold their flower shape and dry overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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