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!
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.