Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Warm Pineapple Dessert
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Stud the pineapple with the cloves. Leave the skin and leaves on the pineapple.
In a bowl, combine sea salt, egg whites, and the chinese five spice.
Pack the salt mixture around the pineapple skin, covering as much as possible. The leaves are a good leverage point for maneuvering the pineapple. Use any remaining salt to form a ‘stand’ in a pan for the pineapple.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Crack the salt crust on the pineapple. Serve slices of warm pineapple with the mascarpone mixed with basil.