Monday, July 18, 2011

Grilled Pineapple

The grill isn't just for chicken and burgers. It takes summer desserts to a whole new level. Last summer, I grilled peaches and added homemade whipped cream. I thought I had gone through the pearly gates; it was that delicious.

As I wait patiently for peach season in PA, I have been grilling pineapple. The grilling brings out the fresh flavor as it caramelizes the fruit. Your summer dessert becomes more decadent and kinda fancy, but it is so easy to prepare.

I have a pineapple corer, but you don't need one to make the rings. Here is a tutorial on How To Cut a Pineapple. You could also cut the pineapple into spears.

Heat your grill to medium-high, at least 400 degrees.

Cut the pineapple into 1/2 inch slices.

Brush both sides with canola or olive oil.

Place pineapple on grill about 3 minutes. Flip and grill the other side for another 3 minutes. Remove from grill.

When serving, top with homemade whipped cream or your favorite vanilla ice cream.

I added some toasted coconut. I had some sweetened coconut in the pantry, so I placed in a small pan over medium heat until the coconut turned golden brown. Stir often and keep an eye on it; it will burn fast. It browns in just a few minutes.

Sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy a very yummy summer dessert.

Do you grill fruit?

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  1. I just found your website. I'm excited to look around more. I love eating grilled pineapple at one of my favorite restaurants. I guess I'll just have to try it at home one of these days. :)

  2. I LOVE grilling and the idea oof grilled pinepple sound GREAT!!! and with homemade whipped topping even BETTER!!!

  3. Oh, this is perfect for the Texas summer heat! Love it.

    I would love for you to share this over on my Wednesday meme!

    Hope to see you there.

  4. How have I never done this before?! A grill is literally my only means of cooking right now... definitely putting this on the menu tonight!

    Ironically, though -- I am eating frozen pineapple covered in unwhipped whipping cream right now as I type this... lol!


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