I am looking to garnish a cupcake with a pineapple 'chip'. I am not exactly sure how to make it. Today I tried sprinkling pieces with sugar and placing under broiler, bruleeing, so to speak. They did not turn out crisp, more soggy and sweet (they still tasted good, but were flimsy). I really want the pineapple to stick out. I am thinking of trying to use a blow torch instead? or what about candying them in a simple syrup and leaving to dry? Any thoughts? Thanks!
Not broil, roast on foil with with a sprinkle of sugar and caramelize the chips. Watch them.
You could also poach in simple syrup and air dry and then sprinkle with raw sugar.
Low slow heat is what you need to accomplish this.
First you need to make very thin slices of the Pineapple ( we use a slicer)
Then lay out on a Silpat and lightly sprinkle with sugar.
Convection oven at 300 F cook till reduced in size and lightly caramelized.
Cool in a dry environment (if it is too humid they will be chewy) till crisp.