Delicious grilled pineapple features fresh pineapple spears, brushed with a brown sugar, butter, honey & cinnamon glaze, & grilled until caramelized.
Delicious grilled pineapple features fresh pineapple spears, brushed with a brown sugar, butter, honey & cinnamon glaze, & grilled until caramelized.

Have you ever had grilled pineapple? If you haven’t tried this simple side dish (or dessert), I would recommend it to you. Next time you prepare a family bbq, why not throw on a few skewers of this glazed fruit as an extra side dish? Let me show you how easy it is to make!

Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

Prepare The Pineapple

To prepare the pineapple for grilling, it needs to be peeled, cored and sliced into spears. To do this, first remove the top of the pineapple by twisting it off.

Cut off a slice from both ends of the pineapple and stand the pineapple up on one end. Place one hand on top of the pineapple to hold it steady, and use a sharp knife and slice the peel off. Slice from top to bottom, following the curve of the fruit. Continue around the outside until all peel is off. Remove any brown “eyes” left on the pineapple.

Slice the pineapple in half lengthwise, and remove core from the middle. Once the core is gone, slice the pineapple into spears, trying to get them all approximately the same size. Set the pineapple aside (we saved a couple pieces to eat fresh the next day!).

Peeling and slicing the fresh pineapple for grilling.The pineapple is cut into spears to be grilled.

Make A Brown Butter Glaze For The Grilled Pineapple

Now it’s time to make the simple brown sugar cinnamon glaze. Melt 1/4 cup of butter (4 Tablespoons) in a pan. Remove pan from stove, and stir in the brown sugar, vanilla extract, honey, and cinnamon.

A brown sugar, butter, honey & cinnamon glaze is mixed to brush onto the pineapple spears.

This Dish Can Also Be Made Entirely On The Stove!

NOTE: If you wish to make this grilled pineapple dish on the stove (without using a BBQ), simply follow the instructions I have provided in the printable recipe card (at bottom of post).

Make The Grilled Pineapple

Thread the pineapple spears onto metal skewers, and place them on a baking sheet. TIP: You can use wood skewers, but they must be soaked for 1/2 hour in water first, so they don’t burn on the grill.

Brush the pineapple on all sides with the brown sugar cinnamon glaze. Use all of the glaze to coat the fruit well.

The brown sugar & cinnamon glaze is brushed onto pineapple spears before cooking.

Place the pineapple skewers directly onto the grill grate over medium-high heat source. Cook the grilled pineapple for 5-10 minutes. Turn them to other side once or twice while grilling to ensure even heating and grill marks. We cooked the grilled pineapple right alongside some cheddar bacon brats we were having for dinner.

Grilled pineapple skewers cooking over hot coals.We cooked the pineapple on our BBQ with some brats!

As the grilled pineapple cooks, the brown sugar cinnamon glaze caramelizes on the fruit. Once the pineapple has lightly browned, and is heated through, it is time to remove it from the grill.

Grill marks beginning to show up after pineapple spears are rotated on grill.

Serve The Grilled Pineapple!

When ready to serve, carefully remove the grilled pineapple from the skewers and place onto a serving plate. The pineapple spears are now ready to serve as a delicious side dish!

If you are interested in serving this dish as a dessert, simply place a couple warm pineapple spears onto a plate or in a bowl. Top each portion with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and dust with cinnamon! YUM!

A serving plate with the warm grilled pineapple spears, ready to eat!

Grilled pineapple with a brown sugar cinnamon glaze is a really easy and unique dish to serve to friends or family! The juicy, sweet pineapple is enhanced by the simple flavors of the glaze, and the slight smoky taste from the BBQ. Hope you will give this dish a try! Have a great day.

Looking For Other SIDE DISH Recipes To Grill?

You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few side dishes you can throw on the grill include:

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Original recipe source: https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/grilled-caramelized-pineapple/

Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

Delicious grilled pineapple features fresh pineapple spears, brushed with a brown sugar, butter, honey & cinnamon glaze, & grilled until caramelized.

Category: Fruit, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled pineapple
Servings: 4 (2 spears per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 128 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 large pineapple
  • ¼ cup butter (4 Tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Prepare Pineapple: Remove the top of the pineapple. Cut a slice from both ends of pineapple and stand it up on one end. Place one hand on top of pineapple to hold it steady; use a sharp knife and slice peel off, cutting from top to bottom, following the curve of the fruit. Continue around outside until all peel is off. Remove any brown "eyes" left on pineapple. Slice pineapple in half lengthwise, and remove core. Slice pineapple into spears, trying to get them all approximately the same size. Set aside.

  2. Make Glaze: Melt butter in a pan. Remove pan from heat, and stir in the brown sugar, vanilla extract, honey, and cinnamon until combined.

  3. Thread the pineapple spears onto metal skewers, and place them on a baking sheet. TIP: You can use wood skewers, but they must be soaked for 1/2 hour in water so they don't burn. Brush pineapple spears on all sides with the brown sugar cinnamon glaze. Use all the glaze to coat well.

  4. Place the pineapple skewers directly onto the grill grate over medium-high heat source. Cook the grilled pineapple for 5-10 minutes. Turn once or twice during grilling to ensure even heating and grill marks. When done, remove from heat; transfer pineapple from skewers to a plate, and serve.

IF MAKING ENTIRELY ON STOVE (NOT ON BBQ) :
  1. Prepare pineapple, but cut into bite sized pieces. Melt the butter in a large, non stick skillet, and add the pineapple. Pour the brown sugar glaze over the top, and then stir well, to ensure all the pineapple pieces are fully coated in glaze. Cook for 8-10 minutes total, stirring often (so it won't burn). When done, the pineapple should be well caramelized. Remove from heat, and serve.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can substitute canned pineapple rings, if desired. Drain well and pat dry BEFORE adding glaze. Do NOT put on skewers. Grill only 2-3 minutes per side, because they are thinner than pineapple spears and will cook a lot faster.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 226IU5%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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