Skip to main content

Grilled pineapple with cinnamon and brown sugar makes for a perfect side dish or top it with ice cream for a delicious dessert. Either way you won’t be disappointed!

Grilled pineapple with cinnamon and brown sugar

Caramelized, juicy, sweet pineapple makes for the perfect side dish or dessert. With hints of cinnamon and caramelized brown sugar this grilled pineapple is my all time favorite way to prepare this delicious fruit. 

A couple of months ago we had a Brazilian feast with some friends and one of my friends made this cinnamon brown sugar grilled pineapple. It was amazing and I had to ask her if I could put it on the blog for you to see.

This grilled pineapple is so delicious and I can’t wait for you to try it out. 

Ingredients You For Grilled Pineapple:

You only need three simple ingredients for this grilled pineapple. 

Fresh Pineapple: I highly recommend to stick with fresh pineapple for this dish. Canned pineapple will fall apart on the grill and won’t hold up over high heat. It also won’t get as much of a caramelized crust on the exterior of the fruit. 

Ground Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds such a sweet, slightly smoky-like flavor. It’s so delicious when it becomes caramelized from the grill. 

Brown Sugar: Use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. It will caramelize beautifully and give a richer, deeper flavor. 

How To Cut Pineapple For Grilling:

You can cut the pineapple a couple of different ways. 

The first is with this handy pineapple corer. Follow these simple steps to create your cored sliced pineapple. 

The next way to cut the pineapple is with a serrated knife and a small round cookie cutter. 

Grilled Pineapple As A Side:

One of my favorite side dishes is this grilled pineapple. It goes so well with grilled meats, chicken, or even make it to top on burgers. 

As A Dessert:

Grilled Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pineapple Topped With Ice Cream

What To Serve With Grilled Pineapple:

This recipe goes wonderfully with so many things. I like to serve this for Easter brunch with my Easter Honey Mustard Orange Glazed Ham or it goes perfectly with a Brazilian feast and my Picanha (The Best Brazilian Steak Recipe)

It’s great on it’s own or stuffed in my Hawaiian Style Turkey Burger Recipe. Whatever you decide to serve it with I guarantee this will become one of your favorite ways to enjoy pineapple. It takes it to a whole new level. 

Grilled Pineapple With Cinnamon and Brown Sugar:

Grilled pineapple with cinnamon and brown sugar
Yield: Serves 6

Grilled Pineapple With Cinnamon and Brown Sugar

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 seconds
Total Time: 3 minutes 12 seconds

This pineapple is the perfect side dish or dessert. It's juicy and delicious.


  • 1 Pineapple, Cored and Sliced in 1/2 Inch Slices
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar


  1. Preheat your grill pan over medium high heat or the grill over medium heat.
  2. Cut and core the pineapple.
  3. Place the pineapple in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon and brown sugar. Rub the mixture over the whole surface area of the pineapple slices on both sides.
  4. Place the pineapple on the grill pan or grill. Grill for 3-5 minutes per side on the grill pan and 2-4 minutes per side on the grill.
  5. Remove the pineapple and serve with optional ice cream (for dessert).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

Skip to Recipe