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Grilled pineapple transforms fresh pineapple slices into your new favorite grilling side dish or dessert! The simple, sweet glaze becomes caramelized on the grill. You’re left with beautiful grill marks, juicy pineapple, and a sweet glaze.
Grilling pineapple couldn’t be any easier! It takes less than 10 minutes and the glaze is only 3 pantry staple ingredients.
You only need 4 ingredients and about 15 minutes. Here’s what you need, including substitution ideas:
Preheat the Grill – Preheat your grill to medium heat for direct grilling (meaning you’re going to put the pineapple over the flame).
Prep the Pineapple – Slice the peeled and cored pineapple into even slices. Melt the butter in the microwave then stir in the cinnamon and brown sugar. Drizzle the butter sugar mixture over both sides of the pineapple slices.
Grill – Grill the pineapple slices for about 3-4 minutes per side. The pineapple is done when there are nice grill marks on both sides and the sugar mixture has caramelized.
Choosing a pineapple can seem daunting unless you know what to look for. The fruit should have a bright green stem and be golden in color. The more yellow in color, the sweeter the fruit. Give it a sniff, Does it smell aromatic and sweet? That’s a good sign that it’s ripe!
Pineapple is already a sweet and juicy treat, so cooking it on the grill just brings out it’s sweetness. You get gorgeous grill marks with an incredible caramelization that sweetens it even more, and it pairs beautifully with savory or sweet.
Add this super versatile side dish to the menu and serve with your other favorite grilled recipes. It’s the perfect addition when you’re already firing up the grill, and for topping a Juicy Grilled Hamburger or Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
Grilled fruit is also amazing as dessert! Drizzle with some homemade caramel sauce and top with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice-cream.