Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon

As the pineapple heats on the grill, the sugars in the fruit caramelize and brown, adding a wonderful rich flavor. Serve it with ice cream and caramel or pineapple ice cream topping.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup caramel ice cream topping
  • ½ cup flaked coconut


  • Twist leaves off top of pineapple. Cut off skin, making sure to remove brown spots or eyes. Cut pineapple into ½" slices. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Prepare and preheat grill. Brush one side of each pineapple slice with some of the brown sugar mixture and place on grill, 4–6" from medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 8–9 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with brown sugar mixture, until pineapple is heated and grill marks are golden brown.
  • Serve pineapple with ice cream, topping, and coconut.