Grilled pineapple over your BBQ until golden brown, then drizzled with a honey or agave cinnamon mixture makes a healthy, fabulous summer dessert idea. This recipe is so easy to make and if I’m feeling the need for an extra indulgence, this hot pineapple is amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
We upgraded our outdoor grill this year and I am in love! After so many years of going for whatever was cheapest, we decided to try out a Weber grill. I think we just found a new brand loyalty in the grill category. The grilling area is quite a bit smaller than our old one, but the heat is even across that surface, while our old mega grill really only got hot along the back edge so we actually increased the cooking surface availability.
To get my beautiful pineapple slices, I tend to go for my favorite chef’s knife but if you aren’t as confident with a blade, you can always snatch up a handy pineapple corer and slicer. They are a nifty little tool!
So, what makes this extremely simple recipe worth your time? It is all about that golden brown color on the outside of the fresh pineapple. That is the natural sugars becoming caramelized and you could certainly eat that by itself but I really love the addition of the cinnamon honey drizzle. Of course, you can always substitute in agave nectar for that honey.
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This healthy grilled dessert recipe is a favorite for our summer time BBQ menu. Grilling the pineapple caramelizes the outside, then the drizzle makes it spectacular.
- 1 large, ripe pineapple
- 3 Tb honey or agave nectar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat your grill to medium heat. Use a large knife to remove both ends of your pineapple. Stand it up on one cut end and run the knife under the outside peel of the pineapple in long strips down to the cutting board. Slice the peeled pineapple into rounds then use a small cookie cutter to remove the core from each slice.
- In a small dish, combine the honey and cinnamon. Set aside. Grill the pineapple, until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Drizzle the honey mixture over the hot pineapple and serve immediately.
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