Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2003
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 pineapple (about 3 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch-thick chunks
- 2 whole star anise
Divide the ingredients in half, and work in two batches. In a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, cook butter and sugar until melted and golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add pineapple in a single layer with star anise. Saute, shaking pan occasionally, until the fruit is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn; cook until other side is browned. Transfer to a gratin dish. Discard star anise before serving.