When we lived in Hawaii, we could get pineapples practically off the vine. They were so sweet and delicious (and cheap!). We ate so many of them that I’m surprised we still like them! This recipe is perfect if you get a not-so-sweet pineapple like I did recently. A super easy grilled dessert that only uses 3 ingredients. The hardest part is peeling and cutting the pineapple ~ although it’s not really hard, just time-consuming.
We grill the pineapple after we finish eating dinner so it’s still warm when we eat it. This would also be great with some vanilla ice cream.
I found the recipe in an old All You magazine.
Lemon-Sugar Grilled Pineapple
1 fresh pineapple
2 tbsps grated lemon zest
1/2 cup sugar
Trim off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Peel the rind off being sure to get as many of the eyes off as possible as they are hard to eat. When peeled, cut the pineapple in half lengthwise and then into sections, making sure to cut the rind off each section.
Mix the sugar and zest in a ziplock bag.
Put a couple of the pineapple sticks into the bag at a time and shake until coated. Transfer to the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes or until you have grill marks and pineapple is softening up.
Cool slightly before eating so you don’t burn your mouth.
Makes 8 servings.