Grilled Sweet Pineapple Slices

by Kevin H. on April 25, 2012 · 5 comments

Grilled Pineapple Recipe

I love sugar.

I mean, I REALLY love sugar.  Maybe it’s because I was deprived as a child.  My parents never let me put sugar on my cereal, we never had soda, rarely had REAL kool-aid or lemonade or juice, and my dad has involved sugar with his grilling exactly zero times in his life.

So now I’m slightly obsessed with sugar.  And what is the most sugary sweet fruit I can think of?  Pineapple.  A delicious fresh pineapple.  But before I grill it, I need to add more sugar just to be safe, obviously.

Grilled Pineapple Recipe

I’m also completely obsessed with cinnamon.  I have been known to often quote the famous Cinnamon scene from The Dinner Party episode of Seinfeld…

“Another Babka?  Cinnamon takes a backseat to NO babka!  People love cinnamon!  It should be on tables in restaurants next to salt & pepper. Anytime anyone says, “Oh this is so good, what’s in it?”, the answer invariably comes back – “Cinnamon.”  “Cinnamon.” Again and again.  Lesser babka?  I think not.”

And with that, I give you my deliciously sweet and cinnamony grilled pineapple recipe.  Pineapples, Sugar, Cinnamon, Grill.  A perfect marriage of ingredients?  Possibly.


Grilled Sweet Pineapple Slices

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Grilled Sweet Pineapple Slices


  • I whole fresh pineapple, cut into slices OR a can of sliced pineapple.
  • 1/4c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbs Cinnamon


  1. Cut fresh pineapple into thick slices OR used canned sliced pineapple.
  2. Sprinkle both sides generously with brown sugar and cinnamon about 30 minutes before grilling.
  3. Grill over direct heat - not too hot - for about 5 minutes per side.
  4. You just want it lightly browned with grill marks.
  5. Use a spatula to remove from grill to keep them whole.



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Rebecca Johnson February 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm

I tried this recipe and it is truly delish. A real abundance of flavor. Pairs well with grilled chicken and veggies.


Joan July 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Can this be done on stove top instead of outside grill?


Kevin July 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Joan – absolutely!


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