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Grilled pineapple with ice cream scoop

Grilled Pineapple

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 -8 depending on size of pineapple


  • 1 fresh pineapple ripe but not too soft, cored if preferred
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat a grill to medium heat, then lower it to low heat.
  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar together until fully incorporated.
  • Slice the pineapple into 1/2-inch rings or chop into 1-inch chunks for kabobs.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar on both sides.
  • If making kabobs, skewer the pineapple.
  • Place the pineapple directly on the grill slats and grill for about 1 or 2 minutes per side. Do not burn.
  • Flip when the pineapple has defined grill marks.
  • Grill the second side for 1 or 2 minutes, then remove from the grill.
  • Serve plain, with vanilla or pineapple yogurt, or with vanilla ice cream, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.


The sugar and cinnamon mixture may be more than you need. Sprinkle to taste. It is best to have some left over to sprinkle on the ice cream than to overdo the cinnamon on the pineapple.