Grilling caramelizes the sugars in the pineapple for a light dessert that is delicious on its own or served with low-fat vanilla ice cream. Any firm fruit, such as peaches and apricots, lends itself to grilling. Don't forget to sprinkle with toasted coconut for a rum-spiked treat!
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup dark spiced rum (such as Captain Morgan's)
1 pineapple, peeled, cored, halved lengthwise, and sliced lengthwise into 12 wedges (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons sweetened coconut, toasted
Low-fat vanilla ice cream (optional)
How to Make It
Combine the sugar and rum in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 1/2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Brush rum mixture evenly over pineapple wedges.
Heat butter in a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple; grill 3 minutes on each side or until grill marks form and pineapple is thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with coconut. Garnish with ice cream, if desired.
Added some shredded cheddar cheese to this one as a modification of another recipe. Instead of brushing the pineapple, I soaked the pineapple in the rum and brown sugar...then later added the juice with orange juice for a cocktail to pair with dinner. It was so good. I paired this with the flank steak recipe and the asparagus boats...my family wanted more, but there was none left!
This was very good. I let the pineapple marinate in the rum mixture while we ate dinner, then saved the sauce to spoon over vanilla ice cream for the adults. Definitely don't skip the toasted coconut. Next time I will probably cut my pineapple into rings or thin wedges since it was a little unweildy to cut with a spoon for the kids.
I used Bacardi Select rum and this turned out excellent. I told my husband its like a solid pina colada. I served this with Seafood cakes with mustard crema (another CL recipe) and rice pilaf - delish. Will definitely make again. It is definitely worth a special occasion; it looks so beautiful on the plate.
My husband cut up our pineapple before he knew I was using it for a recipe. Since it was in chunks, I couldn't grill it. I baked/broiled it in a 13 x 9 pan in the oven. It was delicious. My family said this recipe was a keeper. This would be a great dessert to serve at a dinner party.
We used canned, sliced pineapple to save on prep time and marinated in a mix of regular rum and coconut rum, and added a little cinnamon on top too. Despite the shortcuts, it was still the favorite dish of the evening! Next time we'll be slicing up a whole pineapple and letting it soak in the rum for several hours. Delicious dessert - grilled fruit is awesome in the summertime!
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