Recipe: Saucy & Sweet Grilled Pineapple

updated May 11, 2022
Saucy and Sweet Grilled Pineapple
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Even though we have the softest spot of anyone we know when it comes to baked goods, our favorite dessert — isn’t. In fact, it doesn’t even involve the oven. We learned a long time ago, when it comes to that sweet treat at the end of the meal, dessert is best cooked on the grill!

This recipe is dead simple and best of all, can be made outside while you’re entertaining summer guests. It’s fast, fresh and is the perfect way to end a meal. I first had this divine dessert while attending BBQ contests with my father, he’s as much of an entertainer as he is cook (hence the water gun in the ingredient/supply list) and guests always eat up this grilled treat. There’s never leftovers and you’ll be lucky if you come back with all your fingers after setting it down on the table. If you make one dessert this grilling season, make it this one!

Saucy and Sweet Grilled Pineapple

Makes 12 to 18 pieces

Serves 6 to 8

Nutritional Info


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1

    plastic squirt gun

  • 1

    whole pineapple

  • 1

    stick butter, melted


  1. To begin, cut pineapple into 1" spears (like a pickle). If you need a refresher on how to make this happen, check out our tutorial! Toss pineapple spears in melted butter and then brown sugar, coating each one as evenly as possible. Fill squirt gun with Grand Marnier.

  2. Over a medium high heat grill, place pieces directly onto the grill grates. Once all spears are placed on the grill, squirt them with your Grand Marnier. Turn each piece and spray again. Repeat process until all sides have caramelized slightly and have grill marks. Remove from grill and plate. Stand back and let the flood gates open, making sure to save a piece for yourself!