One pineapple, skinned and quartered. Roast at 300 degrees with a mixture of orange juice, apricot jam, and whole star anise, a cinnamon stick, and black peppercorns. Baste periodically during the 2 to 2 1/2 hours roasting time. Result - delicious soft, sweet, mildly spiced pineapple. Wonderful with plain yogurt.
For the recipe see pages 333-334 of Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.
Next time I will try it with orange marmalade, vanilla bean, and no other added flavors. It is fun to have so many choices with jam and spices.