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Indulge your BBQ guests with a sweet treat: yummy Grilled Pineapple. This quick, easy recipe is the perfect finish to your summer spread. 
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  1. Easy Grilled Pineapple Rings
  2. Why We Love to Make Grilled Pineapple
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Grilled Pineapple
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Delicious Pineapple Recipes
  8. Grilled Pineapple Recipe

We are going to show you how to make Grilled Pineapple with a delicious caramelized brown sugar glaze. These soft and tender pineapple rings are a quick, easy grilling recipe and will totally melt in your mouth. 

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Easy Grilled Pineapple Rings

Summer is here (finally) and I am obsessed with this grilled pineapple recipe. I love to serve it alongside our Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Ginger Teriyaki Sauce and our Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.

Grilled fruits and vegetables have become quite popular lately, and I for one am totally here for it. I love the flavor of anything off the grill, it instantly says summertime to me! Fresh pineapple has definitely become one of my favorite fruits to eat grilled.

With this easy grilled pineapple recipe it only takes 10 minutes to prepare the fresh pineapple rings and just 4-6 minutes to cook them. So, in 15 minutes, you have perfectly roasted pineapple that goes great on top of a burger, grilled chicken, with a dessert, or just served plain on its own!

Why We Love to Make Grilled Pineapple

  • Quick and easy to make
  • My kids are obsessed with it
  • An easy side dish to burgers or chicken
  • Delicious served with desserts
  • The homemade glaze adds great flavor
  • Ready in under 15 minutes
  • Healthy side dish or dessert
  • Can be eaten in a variety of ways (we love a la mode!)
grilled pineapple on a plate

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) salted butter
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • ¾ tsp coconut extract
  • 2 tsp flaky sea salt
  • Optional toppings: lime zest, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce

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How to Make Grilled Pineapple

You won’t believe how quickly and easily this grilled pineapple comes together. It will be ready in less than 15 minutes. Once you see how simple it is, you’ll want to add grilled pineapple to every dish you make!

Peel, core, and slice your pineapple.
Whisk together brown sugar, butter, lime juice, and coconut extract.

mixture of brown sugar, butter, lime juice, and coconut extract on a bowl

Brush the pineapple on both sides with the mixture.

Brush the pineapple on both sides with the mixture

Grill pineapple for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Pro-tip: If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill plate or a saucepan on the stove top and cook each pineapple slice over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. You won’t get the pretty grill marks, but it will be just as delicious!

pineapple on a grill

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • SALTED BUTTER: Feel free to use unsalted butter here. Sprinkle more sea salt at the end for taste if you would like. 
  • LIME JUICE: You can replace this with lemon juice, either fresh or from concentrate. 
  • SEA SALT: The best type of salt to use for this is either flaky or kosher sea salt. It helps counteract some of the sweetness of the pineapple. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to cut the pineapple for this recipe?

To cut your pineapple, firmly grip the leaves on the top of the pineapple. Twist and pull off. Place the pineapple on its base. Use a paring knife to lightly cut down the sides and remove the skin completely. Lay the pineapple on its side. Slice crosswise with a large knife to create circles of about ½ an inch thick. Use the corer or a paring knife to remove the core of each pineapple circle and create rings. I used a small flower fruit cookie cutter for the middle and a 3 inch round cookie cutter to make it a perfect circle, but you can also cut out the core with a knife.

What can I serve with grilled pineapple?

One of my recent favorite uses of grilled pineapple is as a delicious addition to hamburgers. Try adding it to grilled sandwiches for that amazing jab of sweetness and tartness. You can also eat it solo, of course, or chop it up into small pieces and add it to a sauce, salsa, salad, or topping. You could try adding it to some ice cream or yogurt. Finally, include it as a side dish for your favorite protein dishes. The options are endless!

How do I store grilled pineapple?

Whatever leftovers you have can be placed in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze this pineapple for about 6 months. It would be great as a tasty frozen treat on a hot day. 

grilled pineapple served with ice cream

More Delicious Pineapple Recipes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake | Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Chicken | Pineapple Sorbet | Fruit Salad Recipe | Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips | Dole Whip | Pineapple Delight

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Grilled Pineapple

Serves — 12
Indulge your BBQ guests with a sweet treat: yummy Grilled Pineapple. This quick, easy recipe is the perfect finish to your summer spread. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 14 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) salted butter melted
  • 3 tbsp lime juice about two small limes
  • ¾ tsp coconut extract
  • 2 tsp flaky sea salt
  • Optional toppings: lime zest, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill to medium heat (300-350 degrees F).
  • Peel, core, and slice the pineapple into ½ inch rings. I was able to cut 12 rings from my pineapple, but the exact amount may vary depending on the size of the pineapple.
  • Whisk the brown sugar, salted butter, lime juice, and coconut extract together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Brush the pineapple on both sides with the brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle on flaky sea salt.
  • Grill pineapple for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Plate and serve warm.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
Whatever leftovers you have can be placed in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze this pineapple for about 6 months. It would be great as a tasty frozen treat on a hot day. 
Important Notes:
If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill plate or a saucepan on the stove top and cook each pineapple slice over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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