Grilled Pineapple Recipe - How To Grill Pineapple
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I love grilled pineapple - it is so simple yet so delicious that it is mind blowing! This very simple and elegant dessert is light and refreshing. Grilling does wonderful things to fruit as it caramelizes the sugars creating a golden brown color and intensity of flavor. The fruit is sweet to start with and the glaze caramelizes and makes it taste like an exotic finish to any outdoor dinner. The pepper brings out the "grilled" flavor and adds some spiciness.

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Grilled Pineapple

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Grilled Pineapple Recipe - How To Grill Pineapple:

Recipe Type: Pineapple, Fruit Dessert, Barbecue and Grilling
Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Grill time: 8 min


1 whole fresh pineapple*
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice, lime juice, or orange juice (your choice)
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

* Smell the pineapple when purchasing. You should pick up a sweet flavor. The stronger the smell, the riper the fruit. Turn the pineapple upside down in an empty container for a few hours before you grill it to distribute the sugar throughout the fruit.


Trim, core, and peel pineapple. Cut the leaves off the top of the pineapple, then peel it with a serrated knife. Remove any eyes with a paring knife. Cut into quarters from top to bottom. Slice out the core from each quarter. Cut each quarter slice into four pieces (two pieces lengthwise and two crosswise). You should now have 16 wedges of pineapple (about 3-inch by 1-inch each). 


Pineapple quarters

Whole Pineapple Pineapple Quartered
Pineapple Pineapple
Cutting Skin Away Pineapple Spears

In a small bowl, combine honey, lemon, lime, or orange juice, and black pepper. Brush the glaze onto each slice of pineapple, coating completely.

Preheat Barbecue grill. Either oil or spray the grill rack with non-stick cooking spray. Place pineapple wedges on the grill and cook approximately 4 minutes on each side (turning so that grill marks are on all sides) until the pineapple becomes fragrant and starts to dry out on the surface. NOTE: Don't overcook the pineapple spear or they'll turn mushy, as the natural sugars in fresh pineapple caramelizes quickly as it is is grilled. Watch carefully or they will burn.

Remove from the grill and brush with any additional glaze one more time. Serve and enjoy!

Note: The grilled pineapple can be kept at room temperature for up to 8 hours. Re-warm before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Ideas for using grilled pineapple:

Served as a dessert, alone or with a scoop of ice cream

Served on a hamburger

Use it in making Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Pineapple - Nutritional Information

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the below information. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

Item Amount Fat Grams Carb Grams Calories
pineapple 1 large .6 59.6 227
honey 3 tablespoons 0 48 180
lemon, lime, or orange juice 1 tablespoon 0 4.2 4
Recipe Totals   .6 111.8 411

Recipe makes 6 servings.

Each Serving Totals - .1 Fat Grams, 18.6 Carb Grams, 68.5 calories

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