caramelized sweet grilled pineapple

{this is an old draft from may that never got posted, but i just made this pineapple with lunch using my countertop grill and realized i hadn't posted this easy recipe. a late season gift.}

on a recent trip to albequerque, i enjoyed the most wonderful sweet grilled pineapple. it had a chewy-carmelized grilled crust to it. i have been craving it ever since. i searched the internet for a recipe and none were quite like it. all the recipes i found basted with a honey-lime mixture. this combo did not give me the crunchy-carmelized crust i was after, and the lime and honey weren't the simple flavor i wanted. so i finally tried just sugar and butter and had it. this is just delicious. it's a great sweet finish for a barbecue meal. (try over ice cream or pineapple sorbet too! or in a teriyaki chicken sandwich leftover the next day!)

carmelized sweet grilled pineapple
's recipe

1 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, quartered
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 dash salt

preheat your grill on high. stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and salt in a big shallow bowl. put pineapple quarters in the bowl and cover all sides with the mixture. (the better your pineapple, the yummier this is going to turn out.) turn grill to low. oil grates. cook pineapple for 20 minutes, turn over and baste with sugar/butter mixture after 10 minutes.

(or use a countertop grill and coat with butter/sugar mixture right away. cook about 8 minutes.)

*you can use less butter. i've also had success just pushing the brown sugar on the pineapple, but mmmm butter is delish.


  1. I love grilled pineapple and this looks divine!! I love to serve it over ice cream for dessert. Will definitely be giving this version a try!! Thanks.

  2. ever since tucano's i've loved grilled pineapple and this recipe sounds delish!! i think we will have to grill before our warm weather leaves!

    i friend of mine introduced us to grilled peaches, so yummy!! basically the same recipe but add a little cinnamon and rum flavoring (or the real stuff)!!

  3. We just had your salmon calypso salad and it was so delish!




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