Brazilian Grilled Pineapple

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5 from 12 votes
Brazilian Grilled Pineapple is just like the fancy steak house dessert but you can make it at home, fresh hot and delicious from the grill any time you want. There is truly no reason to go out and spend a fortune on a high end meal when you can make it at home for pennies.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 11 minutes
Brazilian Grilled Pineapple on a white plate.

Brazilian Grilled Pineapple is just like the fancy steak house dessert but you can make it at home, fresh hot and delicious from the grill any time you want. There is truly no reason to go out and spend a fortune on a high end meal when you can make it at home for pennies.

Brazilian Grilled Pineapple on a white plate.

This Brazilian Grilled Pineapple is lush, tropical and the perfect side dish or dessert when you want to do something extra but do not want to spend a lot of money or time but still make something spectacular.

Here are some ore spectacular summer dishes.


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What We Love About This Brazilian Pineapple Recipe

This is a delicious way to make a healthier option for dessert on a hot summer night.

  • Minutes to Make: Only a few minutes of prep and 6 minutes to grill.
  • Easy Ingredients: 4 ingredients, most pantry staples.
  • Family Friendly: This sweet tangy treat is the star of the night.
  • Adaptable: Make it and serve it with many different foods.
side view of the pineapple

Ingredient Notes for Grilled Pineapple Brazilian Recipe

  • Brown Sugar: One cup of light or dark brown sugar.
  • Ground Cinnamon: A little spice adds warmth to the dessert.
  • Pineapple: Fresh Pineapple, it should be peeled, cored and cut into wedges. Pineapple wedges work best, however, pineapple rings or pineapple skewers can be used.

Equipment Needed for Grilled Brazilian Pineapple

How to Make Brazilian Grilled Pineapple

These are the basic steps for making grilled Brazilian Steakhouse pineapple. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and cooking time.

Peeling the pienapple.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your grill and then combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Then coat each side of the pineapple wedges with the brown sugar mixture.

STEP 2: GRILL

Next, grill the wedges for 3 minutes per side. Lastly, serve warm.

Brazilian Grilled Pineapple - this is one of my favorite grilled pineapple recipes. It’s so flavorful and easy to make.

Prep and Storage Tips for Grilled Pineapple

HOW TO MAKE THIS SWEET PINEAPPLE RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Certainly it is easy to cut prep time for this recipe to make it easier. Cut and prepare your fruit ahead of time and store in an airtight container. Also, mix the cinnamon pineapple ahead of time and store in plastic bags for the top of the pineapple.

HOW TO STORE THIS TROPICAL FRUIT RECIPE

If properly stored, grilled pineapple will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

In the freezer this recipe will last up to 4 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and then grill through until warm.

HOW TO MAKE THIS EVEN EASIER

Pick up precut spears in the produce section of the supermarket.

Frequently Asked Questions for this Ripe Pineapple

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE MORE HEALTHY DESSERT?

You can make a healthy swap by using a sugar substitute such as Splenda brown sugar so for any special occasion this will be the perfect addition.

CAN I SERVE OVER CAKE?

Of course, try serving the spears over angel food or pound cake to make an easy pineapple upside down cake.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed this great dessert can be adjusted so that you make as many or as few as you like of this light dessert.

CAN I MAKE THIS ANY OTHER WAY?

Yes, in fact you can use a grill pan and make this on the stove or even make in an air fryer. Air Fryer Brazilin Pineapple is so easy and can be made in the middle of winter by cooking at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. 

HOW DO I PICK THE PERFECT PINEAPPLE?

There are a few tips and tricks for making this frilled pineapple, for example, it should not be too hard but should have a little softness, see more here.

Pieapple garnished with the greens on top.

Expert Tips for Making This Grilled Pineapple Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Brazilian Pineapple is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Add Honey: The addition of honey adds a touching sweet flavor that is so good!
  • Spice it Up!: Adding just a tiny bit of cayenne adds a great kick to the flavor!
  • Cook Evenly: Be sure to cook for the same amount of time on both sides to ensure the best results.
  • Be Versatile: Grilled Pineapple is perfect for many occasions! Whether it’s as a side dish or for a dessert, this recipe is appropriate anytime but makes a summer bbq.

What to Serve with Brazilian Grilled Pineapple

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Brazilian Grilled Pineapple on a white plate.
5 from 12 votes

Brazilian Grilled Pineapple

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 11 minutes
Brazilian Grilled Pineapple is just like the fancy steak house dessert but you can make it at home, fresh hot and delicious from the grill any time you want. There is truly no reason to go out and spend a fortune on a high end meal when you can make it at home for pennies.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat grill.
  • Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a small bowl.
  • Coat each side of the pineapple wedges with the brown sugar mixture.
  • Place pineapple wedges on grill and close lid; grill for 3 minutes.
  • Flip pineapple wedges and grill for 3 minutes per side.
  • Serve warm.

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Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Brazilian Pineapple is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Add Honey: The addition of honey adds a touching sweet flavor that is so good!
  • Spice it Up!: Adding just a tiny bit of cayenne adds a great kick to the flavor!
  • Cook Evenly: Be sure to cook for the same amount of time on both sides to ensure the best results.
  • Eat with Vanilla Ice Cream: Yes, it sounds weird, but would we lead you in the wrong direction? The pineapple, ice cream combo is life changing!
  • Be Versatile: Grilled Pineapple is perfect for many occasions! Whether it’s as a side dish or for a dessert, this recipe is appropriate anytime.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: grilled, pineapple

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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