The grill isn’t just for chicken and burgers. It takes fruits to a whole new level. Last summer, I grilled peaches and added homemade whipped cream. I thought I had gone through the pearly gates; it was that delicious.
As I wait patiently for peach season in PA, I have been grilling pineapple. The grilling brings out the fresh flavor as it caramelizes the fruit. Grilled pineapple makes a great condiment for a Teriyaki Turkey Burger. And your summer dessert becomes more decadent and kinda fancy, but it is so easy to prepare.
How to Grill Pineapple
I have a pineapple corer, but you don’t need one to make the rings. Here is a tutorial on How To Cut a Pineapple. You could also cut the pineapple into spears.
Heat your grill to medium-high, at least 400 degrees.
Cut the pineapple into 1/2 inch slices.
Brush both sides with canola or olive oil.
Place pineapple on grill about 3 minutes. Flip and grill the other side for another 3 minutes. Remove from grill.
When serving, top with homemade whipped cream or your favorite vanilla ice cream.
I added some toasted coconut. I had some sweetened coconut in the pantry, so I placed in a small pan over medium heat until the coconut turned golden brown. Stir often and keep an eye on it; it will burn fast. It browns in just a few minutes.
Sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy a very yummy summer dessert.
If you love grilled pineapple, you should try grilled peaches! For more tips, read How to Grill Fruit.