Try this easy, homemade grilled pineapple recipe!
Have you been to a Brazilian grill restaurant before, like Tucanos or Rodizio? Almost everyone I talk to agrees that the grilled pineapple is the highlight of the meal! We love it! Even when we are feeling full, there is always room for a little more grilled pineapple! This isn’t an exact copycat of the restaurant style roasted pineapple because I don’t have a spit to turn my pineapple around a fire. But this recipe is an easy, delicious homemade version of the restaurant favorite.
I’m not personally a fan of canned pineapple, but fresh pineapple is yum. Take the fresh pineapple, cover it in sugar and butter, and grill it…even more yum! It ends up being like a candied pineapple because the heat from the grill basically caramelizes the sugar mixture onto the pineapple pieces. Definitely a delicious sweet treat!
You can cut the pineapple into spears, but the corer/slicer tool is so very easy. Definitely the easiest way ever to cut and core a pineapple! If you don’t have one yet, they are very affordable and worthwhile if you get pineapple every once in a while. I love mine! Any pineapple lover will love it, I’m sure. Check them out here.
Grilled pineapple goes perfectly with any other grilled dish, and especially anything teriyaki or with Hawaiian flair. Here are some examples of main dish recipes that would be excellent with grilled pineapple:
- Huli Huli Chicken Kebabs
- Best BBQ Chicken Kebabs
- Hawaiian Grilled Chicken with Coconut Rice
- Honey Teriyaki Chicken
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(Updated June 2018)
- 1 pineapple
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cut the pineapple into spears or rings, removing the core. Super easy to just use a pineapple corer/slicer tool. Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat.
- In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, then whisk in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the pineapple to the bowl and gently coat with the mixture.
- Place the pineapple pieces on the grill and cook for a few minutes on each side, or until grill marks begin to appear. Baste with sugar mixture during grilling. Depending on the size of the pineapple pieces, cooking time will be 5-10 minutes total.