Grilled Pineapple with Orange-Honey Glaze

Grilled Pineapple with Orange-Honey Glaze
 
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried warm grilled pineapple… The natural sugar in the pineapple literally caramelizes right before your eyes! A true example of how the simplest of ingredients can create the most decadent dessert...
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Serves: 4 to 8
Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe pineapple
  • Oil for grilling
Orange-Honey Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons honey (can also use pure maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice (use fresh-squeezed if available)
  • Dash cinnamon
Instructions
Preparing Pineapple:
  1. With a sharp knife, cut off the top of the pineapple.
  2. Holding pineapple upright, with a serrated knife, carefully slice off the skin. Remove any “eyes” that remain.
  3. Slice pineapple in half, vertically. Slice each piece again, vertically. (You should now have 4 quarters.)
  4. Remove core from each quarter. Cut each quarter horizontally into approximately 1 1/2-inch thick slices.
Orange-Honey Glaze:
  1. In a small bowl, stir together honey, orange juice and cinnamon.
Grilling Pineapple:
  1. Preheat grill to medium setting; lightly oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Place pineapple slices on grill; lightly brush with Orange-Honey Glaze.
  3. Grill pineapple slices for about 4 minutes on each side, or until light grill marks appear. Watch carefully, making sure not to burn.
  4. Arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle warm pineapple slices with any remaining glaze. Serve immediately.
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Make Ahead and Storage Tips: pineapple may be prepared for grilling 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Glaze may be prepared up to 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Grilled pineapple is best served immediately.

Enjoy summer’s bounty by experimenting with a variety of summer fruits such as peaches, nectarines and even melons! Worried the weather may not cooperate for grilling? No worries! Grilling pineapple can easily be done using the same method on a stovetop or countertop grill.
 

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