Grilled Pineapple Recipe – Crunchy Creamy Sweet


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This Grilled Pineapple is the fruit dessert of summer! Each slice is grilled until the butter and sugar caramelize. Made with just 4 ingredients, this dish is quick and easy to whip up.

If you enjoy desserts with pineapple, you need to try my Coconut Pineapple Cake or my Pineapple Coconut Crumb Bars. They are perfect for summer!

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Summer is here and the grill is out! But BBQ is not only for meats and veggies. You can whip up a delicious dessert right on the grill. This Grilled Pineapple is sliced, brushed with sweet butter mixture with cinnamon, and grilled until caramelized. Talk about flavor! Simple, yet fancy, this dessert is a must to make this summer.

Serve it with vanilla ice cream, berries, and mint, or eat it plain, right away. It’s a fun way to enjoy this tropical fruit!

Ingredients:

  • fresh pineapple
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • cinnamon

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How to grill pineapple?

  • Start by preparing the fruit: cut off the green top, remove skin and slice.
  • Mix melted butter with sugar and cinnamon. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Brush each slice with butter mixture.
  • Grill on hot grill or pan for 2 to 3 minutes, on each side, until golden brown.
  • Serve.

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How to cut pineapple for grilling?

First, cut off the green top. Next, remove skin and core (see my note below for a tool recommendation). Then, slice the pineapple into rings, then each ring in half. You can also cut it into spears or just rings. I prefer to cut it into half rings because it’s easy to flip them on the grill.

Pineapple tool: Whether you are preparing a pineapple for salad, for grilling or just to eat fresh, I highly recommend a pineapple corer and slicer tool. You can find a ton on Amazon or any major retailers. It’s super helpful and you don’t have to deal with the brown dots after cutting of the skin.

What does grilled pineapple taste like?

My first thought was: French toast! That’s because of the brown sugar and cinnamon combo. Grilled pineapple is sweet, juicy and the caramelized bits are my favorite!

Grilled Pineapple variations:

  • spicy: add cayenne pepper to butter mixture
  • healthier: use olive oil and honey instead of butter and brown sugar
  • kebobs: cut pineapple slices into chunks and skewer, then grill
  • citrus: add lime, orange, or lemon zest and juice to butter mixture, skip the cinnamon; use honey instead of brown sugar
  • boozy: once grilled, drizzle rum over each slice

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Grilled Pineapple

This Grilled Pineapple is the fruit dessert of summer! Each slice is grilled until the butter and sugar caramelize. Made with just 4 ingredients, this dish is quick and easy to whip up.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: grilled pineapple

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 238 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting off the green top. Next, remove skin and core (see my note below for a tool recommendation).

  2. Slice the pineapple into rings, then each ring in half. You can also cut it into spears or just rings. I prefer to cut it into half rings because it’s easy to flip them on the grill.

  3. In a medium bowl, melt butter. Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until sugar dissolves.

  4. Arrange pineapple slices on a plate and brush each one with butter mixture.

  5. Grill on hot grill or grill pan for 2 to 3 minutes, on each side, until golden brown.

  6. Serve right away.

Recipe Notes

  • I highly recommend a pineapple corer and slicer tool. You can find a ton on Amazon or any major retailers. It’s super helpful and you don’t have to deal with the brown dots after cutting of the skin.
  • Serve it with vanilla ice cream, berries and mint or eat it plain, right away. It’s a fun way to enjoy this tropical fruit!
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  • Total cooking time is an estimate.

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Pineapple

Amount Per Serving

Calories 238 Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Fat 12g18%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Trans Fat 1g

Cholesterol 31mg10%

Sodium 6mg0%

Potassium 259mg7%

Carbohydrates 36g12%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 28g31%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 486IU10%

Vitamin C 108mg131%

Calcium 39mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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