Lemon-Sugar Grilled Pineapple

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Three ingredients are all you need for a super-easy fruit salad or dessert at your next barbecue.


  • 1 pineapple (about 4 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar


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  1. Trim and peel pineapple. Cut lengthwise into quarters and remove the tough core. Cut each quarter in half crosswise, making 8 sections.
  2. Combine lemon zest and sugar in a ziplock bag. Rub vigorously to blend flavors.
  3. Prepare a charcoal fire, let burn to a gray ash and set grill about 6 inches from heat source. (Alternatively, set a stove-top grill pan over medium-low heat.)
  4. Working with one or two sections at a time, place pineapple in bag with sugar mixture and turn carefully to coat. Transfer to grill and cook, flipping often, until caramelized and slightly softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

July 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 41g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 3mg