I just love grilled pineapple! Grilling does wonderful things to fruit
as it caramelizes the sugars creating a golden brown color and intensity
Roasted (Grilled) Fresh Pineapple Skewers
Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 min
1/2 fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
1 cup genuine maple syrup
1 pint vanilla ice cream
6 wooden skewers
Pineapple leaves (optional)
To prepare the fresh pineapple, pull off the green top by unscrewing it while
you pull. Reserve the best leaves for decoration by placing them in cold water.
Then, with a large sharp knife, cut off the peel and remove the core. Cut into 1
If you're using the rum, stir it together with the maple syrup. Toss pineapple
chunks or cubes in the maple syrup and then thread them, alternating with
blueberries, onto the wooden skewers. Brush the fruit one more time with maple
syrup before grilling them. Keep skewers in a shallow dish to marinate in the
grill 5 minutes or until softened. Scoop ice cream into bowls. Stand 2 leaves at
the back of each bowl like rabbit ears and serve 1 or 2 skewers with each.
Drizzle any remaining maple syrup over the top.
Serve immediately. In dessert bowls, place scoops of vanilla ice cream. (If
using pineapple leaves, place two pineapple leaves at the back like rabbit
ears.) Place a skewer across each bowl. Pour any remaining maple syrup over the
ice cream and serve.
Makes 8 servings.