Tender, Juicy n Caramelized… Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar…!! A Super Quick Appetizer to kick off your Party…
“Super Quick Appetizers” – that’s a new mantra I’ve started to preach and I’m so excited to share this recipe, you guys are surely gonna love it! Grilled pineapple on skewers along with other veggies/meats is quite popular and commonly available across restaurants throughout the world. But this sweet version of pineapple with brown sugar and a glaze of cinnamon has become my favorite, and I’m so happy to have stumbled on to it.
My memories of a similar variant of this dish go all the way back to my Hyderabad days. It was our wedding treat which my husband hosted for his friends at Absolute Barbeque, a restaurant chain famous for its Indian Wish Grill buffet. Among all the spicy grilled meats & vegetables served, the waiter brought us a big metal skewer stacked with grilled pineapples; I was hesitant initially and quite apprehensive on how a sweet appetizer would taste. But right from the first slice, every bite of it was a revelation!! The acidity and sweetness from the pineapple, and the aromatic flavours of the cinnamon soothes your tongue from all the spicy food you ate so far, and gently resets and preps your appetite for the delicious food to be served ahead.
After leaving Hyderabad I totally forgot about this dish and last summer while planning for a barbeque party, my husband and I were thinking for something unique and all of a sudden he remembered this. Our first attempt was a huge success, everyone loved it. I did experiment this dish many times thereafter with varying oven temperatures; the more it caramelizes, the tender and juicier it becomes! The natural sweetness of pineapple along with brown sugar and the aroma of cinnamon make it a wonderful appetizer, a treat which both kids and adults enjoy.
You can also try out this recipe in an outdoor grill as well as in an oven, by following the cooking times properly. When grilling outdoors or broiling indoors, ensure to keep an eye as the pineapple can get burnt easily. These grilled pineapples can be served as appetizers, snacks or even as fruit dessert.
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Tender, Juicy n Caramelized… Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar…!! A Super Quick Appetizer to kick of your Party.
- 1 pineapple
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
Peel and slice the pineapple into ¼ inch thick round steak slices. You can remove the core of the pineapple if you don’t like it.
Mix cinnamon and brown sugar, and marinate the pineapple. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a grill pan or baking tray, arrange the marinated pineapple slices and bake for 15 minutes. Lightly brush or baste the left over marinade at regular intervals.
Turn the heat to broil, bake each side for 2 minutes until it starts to caramelize. Keep an eye while broiling to prevent burning.
You can also use an outdoor grill; baste and grill until you see caramelized grill marks on each side.