Grilled Pineapple

5 / 5 (1 review)

The best grilled pineapple recipe - Tucanos copycat

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.

sliced and cored fresh pineapple


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!

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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.

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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:

Next time pineapple goes on sale, grab a few and treat yourself to this amazing grilled pineapple as a side dish or dessert!

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(Updated June 2018)

Easy BBQ Grilled Pineapple Recipe

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Grilled Pineapple

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4-6


  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Pineapple
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts, Side Dish, 4th of July, Father's Day, Spring, Summer, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: BBQ, Copycat, Fruits, Grill

Comments & Reviews

  • Cindy Semrau

    First time making these on the grill – they smell and look amazing.

    OMG! I highly recommend this! Easier than any other dessert and even my husband (who does not eat many sweets) LOVED this! Totally amazing!

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