Honey Glazed Grilled Pineapple Recipe
Cooking on the grill is a favorite pastime for many of us. And, the grill can do so much more than just meat. Grilling pineapple is a treat that is loved by my family each year. And, what about that jar of honey sitting in the back of the pantry? Get it out! There are tons of honey recipes to try. This one for Honey Glazed Grilled Pineapple is a snap to make and will compliment almost any meal.
When choosing your pineapple for grilling, find one that is ripe but firm. You don’t want a mushy one that is too soft as it tends to fall apart while cooking.
If you have no choice but to buy a “greener” pineapple at the store, that’s okay. Just let it sit in the kitchen for a few days until it develops a sweet smell.
Before cooking, the pineapple must be peeled and cored. If you find this to be a chore, as I do, I highly recommend buying a pineapple corer. It is a life saver for my hands.
Choosing Honey for Cooking
Look for any variety of raw honey made in the USA. This advice may sound strange since we are going to cook -heat the fruit on the grill.
Won’t that destroy some of the natural properties of raw honey? Yes, perhaps so.
However, I am a firm believer that using raw honey is best. It has not been micro-filtered or pasteurized and contains more of the natural raw benefits.
If you store honey properly, it will last forever-so you don’t have to worry about wasting your investment.
Need a main dish to go with your grilled pineapple? How about the Honey Lime Shrimp Stir Fry recipe .
Or if you have a sweet tooth, Honey Blueberry Syrup is a great naturally sweet topping.
- 1 Medium Size Ripe Pineapple
- 2 Tablespoons of Powdered Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of raw Honey
- Prepare your pineapple by cutting off the top and bottom and removing the outer layer of skin and any eyes (dark spots). Also, remove the core of the pineapple.
This is much easier to do with a pineapple corer but you can use a knife if that's what you have. Be careful.
- Once the core is removed. Cut the pineapple into 2 halves. This makes slicing much easier.
- Use a knife to slice the pineapple into equal widths rings. The number of rings you have will depend on how thick you cut them and the starting size of your pineapple.
I find cutting the rings about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick is best for me.
- With the pineapple rings laying on a washable surface, use a soft basting brush to coat each ring with raw honey.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on the top of each honey coated pineapple ring. Repeat the honey and cinnamon on the other side if desired.
- Place prepared pineapple on a medium temperature pre-heated grill. If you have a perforated grilling sheet that will help prevent breaking the rings but it is not a must have.
- Cook glazed pineapple for 5 minutes on each side or until slightly browned and tender. Use care when turning so they will not break apart - using a spatula is a good idea.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
Using honey in your recipes is a great way to sweeten food without using regular sugar.
If you choose to use different varieties of honey: buckwheat, clover, orange blossom etc – you will notice a slight taste difference in each dish.
Explore the world of honey flavors and ways that it can add some new tastes to your table.