Dried Pineapple Flower Cupcake Toppers

I am at the beach on vacation. Everywhere I look I see beautiful pineapples that are calling out to me! They are saying, “Lisa, turn me in to a dried pineapple flower and use me as a cupcake topper!” I didn’t pack my food dehydrator but that doesn’t matter because you can make these in the oven and they will turn out beautifully.Dried Pineapple Flower Cupcake Toppers | The Bearfoot BakerAfter you dry them in the oven for about an hour they need to sit on the counter overnight until they dry completely. If you place them in a muffin tin, they will have a nice flower shape when they dry.

Supplies for Dried Pineapple Flower Cupcake Toppers:

1 Fresh Pineapple
Sharp Knife
Baking Sheet
Silpat or parchment paper
Muffin Tin
Simple Dried Pineapple Flower Cupcake Toppers | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Begin by pealing a pineapple. If you want to know how to peal it, there is a video at the end of this post that will show you exactly what to do.
  • Once the pineapple is pealed slice it into very thin slices. The thinner the better.
  • Then, place the slices on a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper and bake at 225°. Bake one one side for 30 minutes and then turn them over and bake for an additional 30 minutes on the other side. If you cut them a little on the thick side you may need to bake them a little longer.

Easy Dried Pineapple Flower Cupcake Toppers | The Bearfoot BakerRemove them from the oven and carefully place each slice into one of the muffin tin cups. This will help them look like a flower as they dry.
I had to leave them in the muffin tin for almost 10 hours before they dried because I didn’t slice them thin enough. Even though they were thicker they dried and looked like flowers. Next time I will be sure to slice them very thin.
How to Make Dried Pineapple Flower Cupcake Toppers | The Bearfoot BakerThey may be a little on the thick side but they taste wonderful! Dried pineapple flowers are a perfect vacation treat. And who knows, I might even invest in a mandoline slicer if I find one wide enough to slice a pineapple. Do you all know what kind I can get?

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