How To Grill Pineapple

There’s nothing sweeter than grilled pineapple topped with brown sugar and cinnamon for a wonderful summer dessert.

Grilled pineapple on a red plate

You’ll be the hit of all of the backyard barbecues with this super simple recipe.

Slices of pineapple on the grill

The idea for grilling pineapple came from a conversation between my husband and brother-in-law and my B-I-L’s knack for making the best-grilled pineapple out there.

My husband raved about it, and what better time to make some than when the pineapples in our yard were ripe enough to eat.

Growing Pineapples

Unripe pineapple on the plant with large green leaves

For the past couple of years, my husband has been growing pineapples in the back yard. It started with one crown, given by a neighbor, to a half a dozen or so now growing out in the backyard.

The long-awaited result is some sweet and tasty fresh pineapple.

Now, you can’t grow these everywhere because they do like the heat. The picture above is a pineapple that’s getting closer to being ripe, but not quite there yet.

I wanted you to see the picture of the leaves because they get so long and large–and they get sharp on the edges!

Ripe pineapple on the plant

And finally, the pineapple turns yellow, gets larger, sort of tips over, and it’s ready to pick and eat.

It’s kind of neat how they grow out of the top of the plant. Once the pineapple is picked you can cut off the top, or the crown, and replant it.

You can learn how in this video my husband made for growing pineapples.

What Do I Need To Make Grilled Pineapples?

  • Grill
  • A pineapple
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Oil for the grill

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Sweet Grilled Pineapple

Slices of pineapple on a cookie sheet.

Start by slicing the pineapple and place the slices on a cookie sheet. The pineapple should be sliced about half an inch thick.

If you don’t have a pineapple, you can buy a can of sliced pineapples. For this recipe, I used about twelve slices. There are about 10 slices in a 20 oz. can.

The purpose of the cookie sheet is to carry the pineapples out to the grill with ease, so even a cutting board would work fine for this recipe.

Sliced pineapple on a cookie sheet with brown sugar on top

Next, sprinkle half of the cinnamon and brown sugar on the pineapple slices.

Take the spoon and sort of press the two ingredients into the pineapple to help it stick.

Slices of pineapple covered in brown sugar and cinnamon on a cookie sheet.

Flip the pineapple slices over and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon and brown sugar on the other side of the slices.

How To Grill Pineapple

Before you start the grill, spray the top with a non-stick grill spray. It’s not mandatory, but it should keep the pineapple from sticking to the grill.

Flipping the pineapple slices over on a grill

Place the pineapple slices on the grill and allow them to cook about three to four minutes on each side on medium heat.

Grilling pineapple on a gas grill
A slice of pineapple grilling on the top of a grill.
Pineapple sliced on a red plate.

Finally, remove the slices from the grill and serve. Y’all will love this grilled pineapple recipe because it’s just so easy and delicious.

A red plate with slices of grilled pineapple.

The pineapple gets a bit candied in places and has such a wonderful sweet flavor.

Print the recipe below

Check out the grilled pineapple recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a delicious treat any time of the year and I think you’ll  love it.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your treat on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Slices of pineapple on the grill

How To Grill Pineapple

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

There's nothing sweeter than grilled pineapple topped with brown sugar and cinnamon for a wonderful dessert.


  • 1 pineapple sliced (or 1 - 20 oz. can with 10 slices)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon


  1. Slice the pineapple and coat both sides of the fruit.
  2. Grill the pineapple slices for about 3-4 minutes on each side on medium-heat.
  3. Serve!


TIP: To keep the pineapple slices from sticking, spray the grill with some non-stick spray before turning on.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

Nutrition is approximate.

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  1. Oh my goodness does that ever look good! I wish we could grow pineapple here. Instead I’ll buy one and grill it this weekend!

    1. Julie Pollitt says:

      Thanks, Carlee! They do love the heat!

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