Grilled Jerk Pineapple

A quick one-hour marinade infuses delicious fiery flavor into sweet grilled pineapple.


4 servings (serving size: 2 pineapple slices and 1/3 cup ice cream)

Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 251
Fat 2 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 98 mg
Calcium 109 mg


1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
8 (3/4-inch-thick) slices fresh pineapple
Cooking spray
1 1/3 cups low-fat ice cream


1. Prepare grill.

2. Combine first 9 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pineapple, and chill 1 hour, turning occasionally.

3. Remove pineapple from bag, reserving marinade. Place pineapple on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 4 minutes on each side or until thoroughly heated, brushing with reserved marinade.

4. Arrange 2 pineapple slices on each of 4 dessert plates; top each with 1/3 cup ice cream. Drizzle any remaining marinade over ice cream.

Martha Condra,


July 2004
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