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grilled spiked pineapple with toasted coconut.

Planning to fire up the B-B-Q this weekend in honor of Memorial Day?

Bet you were planning on tossing on a few steaks, some chicken, maybe some veggies if you were feeling really adventurous…

Well I have another sweet addition to add to the grill…PINEAPPLE!!

And not just any pineapple…some boozey pineapple, grilled up hot and served with toasted coconut and vanilla bean gelato or ice cream.  Yes please!

Here’s how to make a splash at that Memorial Day party…

Heat up some brown sugar, butter and rum or brandy until it gets all caramely…

Brush the booze sauce all over the pineapple, then toss on the grill for a few minutes…


And finally, top with toasted coconut, vanilla ice creamy goodness, and more booze sauce!

Happy Grilling!

Grilled Spiked Pineapple with Toasted Coconut

(serves 6)

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup rum or brandy

2 tablespoons butter

1 pineapple, peeled, cored, halved and cut into 12 slices

1/4 cup sweetened coconut, toasted

homemade whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream or gelato, optional

Instructions:

In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat combine brown sugar, booze and butter until sugar dissolves.  Brush half of the sauce over the pineapple wedges.

Place the pineapple over a hot grill and cook about 3 minutes per side, until there are grill marks on each side and the pineapple is tender and heated through.

To serve, place a pineapple slice on a plate or bowl, top with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream, a drizzle of remaining caramel sauce and top with toasted coconut.

TOTAL:  $5.85 or $.98 per serving

Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs?  Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.

Nutrition:

274 calories per serving (calculations based on using lowfat vanilla ice cream)

13 grams of fat

34 carbs

3 grams protein

2 grams fiber

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Grilled pineapple is wonderful. Your sauce takes it over the top.

    May 24, 2012
    • Thanks Sharyn! We enjoyed it on Mothers Day – such a treat.

      May 24, 2012
  2. Yum – I adore pineapple, what a wonderful dessert!

    May 24, 2012
  3. Mmmm, pina colada in a bowl! Great idea 🙂

    May 24, 2012
  4. Love, love, love grilling up pineapple. Your recipe is similar to what we do, but I’ll be copying yours to see how it compares. Thanks for sharing.

    May 24, 2012

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