Easy Grilled Pineapples (aka Caramelised Pineapples)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Easy Grilled Pineapples caramelises pineapples, making them sweeter and juicier with NO added sugar!! They are perfect as a side dish, in a salsa, as dessert or even in your smoothies! You need to try them if you haven’t already!

Overhead view of grilled pineapple slices on a long white dish.

STOP THE PRESS. Everything you know is a lie, because if you’ve never tried grilled pineapples, you need to make them this summer. In fact, they are so easy to make it’s embarrassing to call this a recipe, but I need to share this with you since it’s grilling season! They are, without a doubt, the best way to grill fruit that you’ll ever make. I didn’t use anything else other than heat and pineapples and you’re left with juicy, caramelised, warm pineapples that will taste amazing with and ON everything.

Oh, it also only takes ten minutes maximum of cooking time.

Slices of pineapple on a BBQ grill.

You probably know by now that not only do I love pineapples, but I also love grilled fruit. I’ve always loved barbecuing. The heat process naturally caramelises the sugars in the fruit, turning them into a real treat. That’s exactly the case for these grilled pineapples.

Top down shot of grilled pineapples on a white dish.

If you’re ever wondered how to bbq pineapple, or how to grill it, it’s probably the easiest thing you’ll make on your grill. All you need is a good, strong consistent heat and some pineapple slices. I like thick slices, so about an inch thick. Add it to the grill and heat it on each side. Each grill and pineapple is different, so put down one slice if you’re doing it for the very first time. Grill them on either side for a few minutes, flip, and that’s it.

It’s hard to describe just how divine they are, but those burn mark are actually the sugar bubbling over aka it’s ALL edible and delicious and juicy and sweet and to die for.

Slices of grilled pineapples on a white dish.

There are SO many uses for grilled pineapples. Think – everything you’d usually use it for, except with triple the flavour now:

With a scoop of ice cream and some rum

On top of your burger in a pineapple salsa

A caramelised pineapple smoothie – um YES

In your fruit salad

With some mint and coconut

By itself because honestly I sat down and almost ate a whole pineapple after one bite.

Happy Grilling!!

Grilled pineapples on a white plate with mint garnish.

Overhead view of grilled pineapple slices with mint garnish.

Easy Grilled Pineapples

Easy Grilled Pineapples caramelises pineapples, making them sweeter and juicier with NO added sugar!! They are perfect as a side dish, in a salsa, as dessert or even in your smoothies! You need to try them if you haven’t already!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Course Breakfast, Sides
Cuisine American

easy grilled pineapple

  • 1 pineapple peeled and sliced into 1 inch slices


Easy Grilled Pineapple

  • Heat your grill to a high heat.
  • Add pineapple slices to the grill. Grill on each side for about 3 minutes or until the pineapple becomes golden brown with grill marks. Flip and repeat.
  • Remove from the grill and serve anyway you'd like! This is great by itself, in a salad, in a salsa, with ice cream on top, or on top of your burger. Enjoy!
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Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. We love aromatic juicy sweet pineapples! Have never tried the grilled ones though..they look so tempting with the grill marks.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Angie! It is just so unbelievably delicious. Love those grill marks!!

  2. Jean M says:

    I notice your grilled pineapple isn’t cored. I assume that when you grill pineapple you don’t need to core it first and can eat the core?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Jean!!

      To be honest I’ve never cored my pineapple! In any case, the grill softens it right up! I hope that helps :).

  3. Jerilyn says:

    These look so delicious. I love that you didn’t core it as that’s my favorite part to eat AND it saves that step to de core!

  4. Anna says:

    Hi Jessica,
    Years later I come across this recipe, my question is if it can be done in the oven too aka roasted pineapple?
    Thanks so much, kind regards,


    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi, Anna thank you so much for reading! You should be able to roast them in the oven for sure. if you have a grill pan you may be able to get faint grill lines too. I would go for a high temp of 400ºF for around 10 mins. I hope this helps!

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