Recipe by Acerast
Okay - so I haven't made this yet...but it looks very interesting . I found this in a 1960 cookbook called Menus for Entertaining by Juliette Elkon and Elaine Ross.
Directions See How It's Made
- Remove top rack and place bottom rack on lowest level of oven; preheat oven to 350°F.
- Carefully cut the top from the pineapple without spoiling the frond, and remove the pulp from inside the top, reserving the pulp in a bowl.
- With a grapefruit knife, remove the core and the pulp from the rest of the pineapple, taking care to leave 1/4 inch layer on the inside of the rind to keep juices from running out while baking.
- Place the frond in water to cover, to soak in preparation for baking.
- Slice the banana thinly, dice the pineapple pulp; combine in a bowl with the 1/4 cup sugar.
- Pour the rum into a heatproof bowl or saucepan.
- Ignite the rum and when flame subsides, pour over the fruit mixture and stir gently.
- Place the empty pineapple bottom upright into a baking dish.
- Fill the pineapple bottom with the fruit.
- Remove the frond from the water and cover it with aluminum foil.
- Secure the top of the pineapple to the bottom with toothpicks.
- Bake the pineapple, standing upright, for 25 minutes.
- Remove the foil from the fronds and serve hot.