Grilled Pineapple slices is a delicious side dish or dessert option to make the next time your grill. You only need a few ingredients for this easy recipe.

Grilled Pineapple Rings stacked on a white plate

Easy Grilled Pineapple Slices Recipe:

This Easy Grilled Pineapple Recipe is the perfect amount of sweetness when served as a side dish or a dessert option. The grilled pineapple curbs my sweet tooth, when I want something sweet but looking for a healthy option.

We love to make our sides on the grill when grilling out our favorite meats. This Grilled Pineapple Recipe and Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pineapple are family favorites. If you love pineapple as much as we do, then these grilled pineapple recipes are sure to become family favorites.

Adding this delicious brown sugar glaze takes your slice pineapple to the next level. These pineapples are the perfect recipe to add to the grill the next time you BBQ.

Ingredients needed - fresh pineapple, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon

Ingredients: 

  • Fresh Pineapple (peeled, cored and cut into ¾ inch thick slices) 
  • Butter, melted 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Cinnamon 

How to Grill Pineapple: 

  • Step 1 – Prepare grill – Preheat the outdoor grill over medium high heat (approximately 375 degrees F).
Cutting the pineapple rings on a cutting board
  • Step 2 – Combine brown sugar ingredients – In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. 
Mixing the brown sugar glaze in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Add pineapple to grill – Place the pineapple slices on the grill over direct heat. 
Placing the pineapple rings on the grill
  • Step 4 – Grill – Cook for 2-3 minutes. 
Pineapple rings on the grill
  • Step 5 – Flip Pineapple – Flip the pineapple slices and baste them with the brown sugar mixture. 
Basting the pineapple rings with brown sugar glaze
  • Step 6 – Continue Cooking – Cook for 2-3 more minutes. 
Pineapple rings on the grill
  • Step 7 – Flip pineapple – Turn them and baste the other side of the pineapple. 
Pineapple rings on the grill
  • Step 8 – Cook Pineapple – Cook for 1-2 more minutes until the pineapple is tender. 
Pineapple rings on the grill
  • Step 9 – Serve – Remove from the grill.  Serve immediately while warm and enjoy! 

How Long to Grill Pineapple:

Once you have cut your pineapple into slices and preheated the grill, place your slices on the grill. Cook the pineapple on one side for about 2 minutes per side. Then flip and cook for additional 2 minutes.

After the Pineapple is browned, brush the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Glaze. We glaze the pineapple the first time we flip. Then flip again after a few minutes to glaze the other side.

Continue to cook pineapple until your desired tenderness and until grill marks appear.

Grilled Pineapple Rings stacked on a white plate

Tips for Grilling Pineapple:

  • Choosing a Pineapple – When picking a pineapple choose one that has a firm shell but slightly soft. Most grocery stores have them available year round and you may be able to find them already cut.
  • Cutting the Pineapple – Once you have peeled the outer skin, now cut the pineapple in half. Then cut into fourths on cutting board. Then begin slicing each section into fourths. Depending on the size of your pineapple you should get about 10 pieces.
  • Grilling Pineapple – Stay close by while you are grilling the pineapple. You will grill over the direct heat only a few minutes on each side.
  • Glaze Ingredients – Combine ingredients in a small bowl before basting the pineapple.
Grilled Pineapple Rings stacked on a white plate

Recipe Variations:

  • Pineapple Spears – You can easily use pineapple pears instead of slicing the pineapple if you prefer.
  • Honey – Honey is a good substitute for brown sugar. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness and a healthy alternative. You can also do half brown sugar and half honey.
  • Spicy – If you love to add a little kick to the pineapple, sprinkle some seasoning. We like to sprinkle cayenne pepper or chili powder into the glaze.
  • Citrus Flavor – For added citrus flavor, you can squeeze in fresh lime juice or lemon into the glaze. Brush the pineapple with this delicious citrus glaze.
  • Grill Pan – Instead of placing the pineapple rings directly on the grill, you can place them in a grill pan.
Grilled Pineapple Rings stacked on a white plate

How to Serve Grilled Pineapple:

  • Chicken – We like to grill chicken and add these grilled pineapple rings to the top. You can add a side of white rice for a complete meal.
  • Dessert – These sweet pineapple would be delicious on top of some of vanilla ice cream.
  • Pork Tenderloin – These pineapple would be delicious served with grilled pork tenderloin.
  • Salsa – After grilling the pineapple, you can easily dice it up and place it some fresh salsa. Would be delicious served over some salmon or shrimp tacos.
  • Pizza – If you are making homemade pizza, dice up the pineapple and place it on the pizza. Canadian bacon and pineapple is one of my favorite pizzas.
Grilled Pineapple Rings stacked on a white plate

How to Cook Pineapple on Stove Top:

These pineapple can be cooked indoors with an indoor skillet. Place the pineapple in a skillet and cook one side and then flip. Top the cook side with the brown sugar glaze and continue cooking until pineapple is tender for an easy side dish.

Grilled Pineapple Rings stacked on a white plate

How to Store Leftovers:

These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. This grilled pineapple is delicious served cold as well.

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Grilled Pineapple Slices

5 from 5 votes
Grilled Pineapple is a delicious side dish or dessert option to make the next time your grill. You only need a few ingredients for this easy recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 178
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 Pineapple peeled, cored and cut into ¾ inch thick slices
  • ¼ cup Butter melted
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 375 degrees F).
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Place the pineapple slices on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.  Flip the pineapple slices and baste them with the brown sugar mixture.  Cook for 2-3 more minutes.  Turn them and baste the other side of the pineapple.  Cook for 1-2 more minutes until the pineapple is tender.
  • Remove from the grill.  Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 178kcal, Carbohydrates 29g, Protein 1g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 65mg, Potassium 179mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 324IU, Vitamin C 72mg, Calcium 30mg, Iron 1mg

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