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Who would have thought grilled pineapple could be this delicious? Grilling the fruit brings out its natural sweetness and enhances its flavor. Our special grilled pineapple recipe can be made 3 different ways: simple baked, sugar coated and spicy!

You’ll find us grilling outside as soon as the weather warms up! From grilled vegetables to garlic lime grilled chicken tacos and simple grilled shrimp, it’s no secret that we love grilling at The Stay at Home Chef. We’re a firm believer that you can grill almost anything if you put your mind to it, and this grilled pineapple recipe is proof! If you’ve never tried baked fruit, kid, you’re in for a treat. We love the way grilling brings out the natural sweetness of the fruit. Charring may accentuate the fruit’s bitterness, but browning it will enhance the pineapple’s natural flavor. Another cool part about grilled fruit? Just like with meat or vegetables, you can add a little marinade to change everything! Depending on your mood, you can grill the pineapple as it is, use it as a garnish, or add it to salsa. The sweet tooth in your life will love the brown sugar and cinnamon coating, and spice lovers will go crazy for the Spicy Roasted Pineapple recipe! There is something for everyone!

How does grilled pineapple taste?

You might not be sure what to expect from this baked fruit recipe! We can’t blame you – roasted fruit isn’t very common. This grilled pineapple recipe tastes a little sweeter than fresh. It develops a tender texture, and you’ll also notice a hint of smoke and burnt flavors thanks to the grill.

Troubleshooting: Why Is Pineapple Burning My Tongue?

If you find that pineapple burns your tongue, you might worry that you won’t be able to enjoy the dish. Pineapple actually irritates the tongue in most people. This is due to the enzymes in the fruit. Your mouth will repair itself in just a few hours after eating this fruit, so there’s nothing to fear! You can avoid this irritation entirely by grilling the fruit, as the heat breaks down the enzymes!

How do I pick ripe pineapples?

Ask through the ages! Some fruits and vegetables can be hard to choose if you don’t know what to look for, and pineapple is one of them! When you head to the grocery store or your local greengrocer, keep the following in mind:

  • Pineapple should have a hard shell
  • when you squeeze it it should give a little
  • Center leaf can be easily pulled out
  • Avoid Tough Pineapple

How do you cut a pineapple?

This is another frequently asked question! If you don’t know the proper way to core a pineapple, it can seem super complicated. Here are the steps to get a perfect sliced ​​pineapple every time:

  • Cut off the top and bottom, and set the fruit upright.
  • Use a sharp knife to remove the outer skin. Watch your fingers!
  • Make some diagonal cuts to get out the “eyes” of the pineapple (the remaining pieces of peel)
  • Cut into your desired shape (cubes, sticks, or wedges), discarding the tough center as you go.

Service suggestion:

The recipe card below offers 3 different ways to prepare this recipe, including (our favourite) Spicy Roasted Pineapple. If you’re not sure what to serve with, here are some serving suggestions, broken down by flavor variation:

Overhead view of grilled pineapple spears on a plate.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

You might have some leftover grilled pineapple or spicy grilled pineapple. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. We really enjoy eating this delicacy chilled. If you prefer them heated, we recommend that you fire up the grill and reheat for a few minutes on each side. Just make sure not to burn them! You can also reheat in the microwave. Place leftovers on a plate and reheat in 30-second increments until heated through.

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Grilled pineapple spears on a platter.

Who would have thought grilled pineapple could be this delicious? Grilling the fruit brings out its natural sweetness and enhances its flavor. Our special grilled pineapple recipe can be made 3 different ways: simple baked, sugar coated and spicy!

Preparation time 10 minute

BBQ time 15 minute

total time 25 minute

raw material

  • 1 Pineapple Peeled, cored, cut into 8 strips

Candy Coating:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Spicy Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon chili


  • Preheat an outdoor grill or griddle to medium heat. Coat grill grates with cooking spray.

  • Peel and core the pineapple. Cut into 8 spears.

  • Combine coating ingredients in a small bowl to create your preferred coating.

  • Roll each spear to your preferred coating, then grill for about 3 minutes per side.

  • Serve immediately or with a scoop of ice cream!


Broiler Instructions:

Line a baking sheet with foil, or use a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 4-5 minutes, until starting to brown. Flip the pineapple strips over and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes. Times will vary based on your oven settings. Brown as you like.

Calories: 162kcal | carbohydrate: 42G | protein: 1G | fat: 1G | Saturated fat: 1G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 1G | sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 166mg | fiber: 2G | sugar: 38G | Vitamin A: 170unit | Vitamin C: 54mg | calcium: 40mg | iron: 1mg

Grilled Pineapple 3 Ways