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October 12, 2008

grilled pineapple

Filed under: food, me — Jana @ 8:46 pm

I made some really tasty grilled pineapple to go with the kabobs I was making the other day and they were so good I thought I would pass my recipe on.

The first trick is to pick a good pineapple.  When you go to the store pick up the pineapple and turn it upside down, the ones with a little bit of mold growing on the bottom are usually the sweetest. (I got that tip from Kat, and she lived in Hawaii, so she would know).  Also a good indicator of a ripe pineapple is the smell… if it smells pineappley, that is a good sign.

Grilled Pineapple

1/2 a pineapple cored and cut into large chunks

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1-2 tablespoons orange juice

Toss pineapple in the rest of the ingredients to coat.  Place on grill and pour the rest of the mixture over pineapple.

Grill over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side.

Great as a dessert or even served with grilled meats (Tucano’s style).

Try it, it’s delicious!



  1. Whoops I think I just drooled a little on myself. The best thing about me buying pineapple is I pretty much get the whole thing to myself. Miles shouldn’t eat it, and Greg won’t. I KNOW!!…Who doesn’t like pineapple?! He’d really rather eat worms. It’s just not natural.

    Comment by Melinda — October 13, 2008 @ 3:35 am

  2. I LOVE grilled pineapple, but usually just throw it on the grill. I will have to try this recipe.

    One other tip for finding sweet & ripe pineapple is to see if the “leaves” (or whatever they are) pull out easily. If you try and pull one out and it’s a hard one, try again!

    Comment by Misty — October 13, 2008 @ 5:55 am

  3. hmmm…too bad i bit the same spot on my cheek 8 times in the last two days (no joke…i’ve been counting) and this recipe would split it even wider open…but when it heals i gotta try this.
    PS. yeah we are going to dad’s for thanksgiving.

    Comment by Carly — October 13, 2008 @ 10:08 am

  4. I love grilled pineapple with chicken! I will have to try this. Thanks for the tips.

    Comment by jenn handy — October 13, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

  5. Oh that makes my mouth water. I’ll have to add this one to my menu for the week!

    Comment by Chantel — October 13, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

  6. Man, cooking THAT while pregnant?! I think I would have died…from all the smells….even though I really love pineapple AND love the way it smells! My tastebuds always flare up when I eat it too…dang! Thanks for the recipe….Dan will love you for it!

    Comment by Krystal — October 13, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

  7. That sounds really yummy!

    Comment by jessica — October 13, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

  8. That looks amazing! I love tucanos and especially the grilled pinapple. YMMMMMMmmm!!

    Comment by Bethany — October 13, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

  9. ooh, I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Julie — October 14, 2008 @ 7:15 am

  10. Wish I had a grill. That looks amazing!

    Comment by Reese — October 14, 2008 @ 8:57 am

  11. Sounds delish and the baby in the cream cozy is darling! Can’t wait to see ya soon! Love, Mom

    Comment by Mom — October 14, 2008 @ 2:08 pm

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