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Grilled Pineapple Slices with Mint Brown Sugar and Coconut
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Grilled Pineapple Slices with Mint Brown Sugar and Coconut

Grilled Pineapple Slices with Mint Brown Sugar and Coconut are the perfect, easy summer dessert recipe. Low-calorie treat, made in 15 minutes.

Grilled Pineapple Slices with Mint Brown Sugar and Coconut
This pineapple dessert is sooooo good. I am actually beyond excited to share this recipe today. Grilled pineapple slices with mint sugar, sprinkled with unsweetened coconut chips and fresh lime zest. SO GOOD. This summer dessert is made in just 15 minutes and that’s prep and grilling combined. You can make it in the oven or outside for your next barbecue gathering. These grilled pineapple kabobs are also a great healthy alternative for those sugary popsicles (yes, we love them too, but sometimes having an alternative is good). Taste-wise, these pineapple skewers remind us so much of a good Mojito cocktail. Sure, that has something to do with the fact that the ingredients are basically the same - mint, brown sugar, rum. You can also get super creative with the shape of your pineapple slices, depending on the time you have. It’s really an easy recipe for a fresh, light and healthy summer dessert, perfect for your next picnic, 4th of July barbecue, birthday party or a simple summer refreshment. It’s also great for anyone who follows a gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan diet.

Grilled Pineapple Recipe

Who would have thought grilled pineapple would be so tasty. But not just tasty, it's also fresh, or even better, refreshing and naturally fruity sweet. We absolutely adore it because:

  • grilled in just 5 minutes (bbq or oven)
  • it contains a lot of Vitamin C
  • one portion has only 177 calories - the perfect snack
  • quick and easy grilled pineapple dessert recipe
  • the flavor is the same as drinking Mojito cocktail
  • fresh because of the mint
  • exotic because of the coconut
  • gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan

Fresh pineapple, cut on slices

 

Glazed fresh pineapple

 

How to grill Pineapple

The preparation is quick and easy:

  • Peel the pineapple and cut it on 8 even spears
  • Prepare the brown sugar syrup
  • Thread the pineapple spears onto skewers. Glaze with brown sugar syrup and broil in the oven or bake on the grill outside (barbecue)
  • Cool a bit, then serve with Mint sugar and unsweetened coconut chips

INGREDIENTS are simple and easy to find:

Pineapple - There's obviously no replacement for pineapple because it's the star. Get a nice, big, fresh and ripe pineapple.

Brown sugar - We will need the brown sugar twice. First for the sugar syrup and then sprinkle the pineapple with a bit of sugar right before grilling. Brown butter has a lovely caramel aroma, which is an amazing addition in this recipe.

Lime- Use bio limes because we will need both the juice and the zest. Lemons could work, but lime is the better option.

Rum - It's optional but we definitely reccomend adding it to the syrup. The alcohol will evaporate while cooking, so the only thing left will be the amazing aroma. Use high-quality rum, preferably 3 years old.

Mint - Fresh mint is the way to go.

Coconut chips - Use unsweetened coconut chips, it's soooo good.

Mint Sugar, preparation and storing

This homemade mint sugar is just the best possible addition. It's made of two simple ingredients, mint and sugar. Blend both to get a nice, powder-like texture. But be careful, you should use mint sugar as soon as possible because it will start oxidating and becoming brownish.
If you want to prevent the oxidation and keep the mint sugar for a longer period of time, this is what you can do. Spread the mint sugar over a sheet of baking paper. Transfer to a large plate. Place in your microwave and heat (750 W) in the intervals of 3 - 4 times for about 5 - 10 seconds per interval. Remove from the microwave and let it cool. Once cool, rub the mint sugar between your fingers to get the right texture. Store in an airtight container for 3 - 4 days.

Grilled pineapple kabobs with mint sugar

 

Grilled Pineapple Slices with Mint Brown Sugar and Coconut

 

 

Barbecue grilled pineapple or oven grilled pineapple

You can make grilled pineapple slices in the oven, where you grill (broil) them for about 5 minutes or you can grill them outside on your barbecue for 3 - 4 minutes.

Grilled Pineapple Slices with Mint Brown Sugar and Coconut

 

Grilled Pineapple Slices

 

Other incredibly tasty fresh desserts for hot days

 

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    8
    people
  • preparation:
    10
    minutes
  • grill:
    5
    minutes
  • total time:
    15
    minutes

METHOD

  • Prepare the pineapple

    Cut the top and bottom of the pineapple. Peel the pineapple and cut it in half. Cut into 8 spears of pineapple. You can get creative and create different patterns of spears. For example, create spirals. Thread the pineapple spears onto 8 skewers. Place them on a large baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 220 °C / 430 °F.

  • Sugar Syrup

    Add brown sugar, water, zest of one lime, juice of one lime, seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod, the empty vanilla pod and white rum to a saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once the mixture starts boiling, remove from the heat immediately.

  • Grill

    Brush the pineapple skewers with sugar syrup and lightly dust with brown sugar (1 tbsp total). Place in the oven and broil (grill) for about 5 minutes at 220 °C / 430 °F. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.

  • Mint Brown Sugar

    Prepare mint sugar mixture. Add sugar and fresh mint leaves to a blender. Pulse until the mixture is finely combined, without any visible mint remaining. Use the mint sugar immediately, or at least as soon as possible, because it will start getting brownish. The consistency should be powder-like.

    Tip
    If you want to prevent the oxidation and keep the mint sugar for a longer period of time, this is what you can do. Spread the mint sugar over a sheet of baking paper. Transfer to a large plate. Place in your microwave and heat (750 W) in the intervals of 3 - 4 times for about 5 - 10 seconds per interval. Remove from the microwave and let it cool. Once cool, rub the mint sugar between your fingers to get the right texture. Store in an airtight container for 3 - 4 days.
  • Serve

    Serve grilled pineapple slices with mint sugar and freshly grated lime zest. Sprinkle with coconut chips and serve. You can also freeze pineapple slices and serve them cold for hot summer days.

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