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How to Grill Pineapple and Wow Your Guests

Grilled pineapple is a great way to wow your guests. It is fantastic because they are beautiful, easy and affordable. Just last night we had friends over for grilling. It was a super simple event with hot dogs and chips. When they first got to the house we presented them with a plate of grilled pineapple slices to munch on and they were a huge hit. Learn how to grill pineapple today.

How to Grill Pineapple

How to Grill Pineapple

Yield: 8 pineapple slices
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pineapple
  • 4 T melted butter
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t lime juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat
  2. Slice pineapple into ¾” slices
  3. Melt butter in a microwave 
  4. Combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lime in a small shallow bowl
  5. Dredge both sides of the pineapple slices in the mixture
  6. Grill on medium high heat for 7 minutes on both sides.

Notes

  • Depending upon the size of your pineapple you may end up with fewer or more pineapple slices.
  • Cutting your pineapple slices at ¾” will make it easier to flip them on the grill.
  • The amount of time needed on the grill will vary based on your grill. Use this time as a guide but check on your pineapple after 4 minutes to gauge how the grilling process is going.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

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Of course, it almost goes without saying that when choosing and buying a pineapple, you would go for the ripe one. Here are some of the things you should look for when spotting a ripe pineapple. The first feature you have to look for is the color of the bottom of your pineapple. If it is either green or yellow, then you’re almost good to go. However, if it is already brown, you should not even take a second glance at it. 

Now if it is either green or yellow, things can get a little tricky. Contrary to popular belief, green does not necessarily mean that fruit is unripe. For this very reason, you are going to have to utilize your sense of touch as well as smell to avoid further confusion. Similar to what I said above, all you need is do some sniffing as well as some squeezing.  A ripe pineapple must come with a sweet scent and when you squeeze your pineapple, it must not be mushy. Preferably, the pineapple must be firm.

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