Grilled Pineapple With Brown Sugar Glaze
This grilled pineapple brown sugar glaze recipe is great by itself and fantastic over ice cream or yogurt. However, this recipe doesn’t just have to be a sweet treat. You can also skip the butter mixture and use the grilled pineapple as the base for salsa or use it for a baked ham and pineapple recipe.
- 1 fresh pineapple
- ¾ stick butter
- ¾ C brown sugar
In a bowl, soften the butter slowly until melted. Add the brown sugar and stir quickly to combine. This will take a minute or so for the sugar to absorb. Preheat your Kong to 350 degrees.
Take a knife and peel your pineapple, slicing into ¾-inch slices. Place the slices on your Kong and let cook about 5 to 7 minutes per side. You are looking just to get some good color and grill marks on the first side before flipping and repeating.
Once done, remove pineapple slices and quickly brush the butter mixture on each side of the pineapple. Serve the brown sugar pineapple quickly.
Add More Fruits to Your Grilled Pineapple With Brown Sugar
Grilling tends to elicit images of steaks and burgers. However, plenty of fruits are ideally suited to the grill life. Far too many people have never tried to grill fruits on their wood pellet smoker grills, either because they haven’t thought of it or because they don’t know how to cook pineapple on the grill.
If you want to add more fruits into your diet, grilling them simply makes sense. Grilling brings out their natural sweetness, and your Silverbac, Chimp or Grilla will infuse them with the flavor of smoke.
What are good fruit choices to go along with your pineapple brown sugar glaze? Apples, peaches, pears and cantaloupe are all great contenders. Feel free to grill them following our recipe or put them on skewers. Cut those fruits into chunks, make them into kebabs and enjoy your fruity grilled feast.
Experiment With Your Brown Sugar Pineapple Glaze
The brown sugar glaze may be the supporting actor in this fresh grilled pineapple recipe. However, you can still feel free to play around with the flavors. But first, let us remind you that buying the best butter you can find is a must. If you are going to put butter on your favorite fruit, it had better be high-quality stuff. Otherwise, you will merely be watering down the final taste.
What types of substitutions can you make to elevate your pineapple and brown sugar glaze? Try honey or pure maple syrup instead of brown sugar. These ingredients will offer sweetness with a totally different undertone. The finish will still be caramelized, warm and sweet but distinct from what you would experience with brown sugar.
Consider putting some type of cinnamon, nutmeg or coriander spice into the brown sugar glaze, as well. These seasonings blend beautifully with fruit. And if you want a more savory end result, add a dash of onion or garlic powder. Savory flavors work particularly well if you plan to chop up your grilled pineapple to serve over fish, poultry, meat or veggies.