Home > Desserts > Grilled Pineapple Grilled Pineapple July 21, 2019 | 2 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Grilled Pineapple Sundaes make for the ultimate summer treat! Brown sugar-rubbed and grilled pineapple slices are the centerpiece to this dessert, topped with frozen vanilla yogurt and a delicious walnut-graham cracker crumble. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with grilling! Not too many days go by without firing up the grill. And while I’ve shared everything from the best chicken marinade to grilled steak fajitas, I’ve never shared a grilled dessert. But that’s changing today, starting with these Grilled Pineapple Sundaes! This dessert is incredibly easy to make and the perfect treat on a hot summer day! So, let’s start with getting the pineapples ready for grilling! Preparing pineapple If your grocery store sells pre-cored pineapple with the outside and core removed and you’re in a big hurry — grab it! Alternatively, a pineapple corer/slicer will also save time and is great to have if you eat a lot of pineapple. Once the outer rind is removed, cut the pineapple into 1/2 to 3/4-inch-thick slices. QUICK TIPIf you’re working with a whole pineapple, here’s a great guide to cutting one. How to grill pineapple Preheat the grill to medium-high (about 400 degrees F) or heat a grill pan over high heat. Prepare the grill by cleaning with a grill brush to remove any built-up residue and then oil the grill. I do this by drenching a rolled-up paper towel in vegetable oil and, holding it with tongs, rubbing it liberally over the grill grates (or ridges in a grill pan). Prepare the pineapple (see above) and then rub brown sugar over the slices. Place pineapple slices on the grill and cook, flipping once, until tender, golden and lightly charred. This takes about 2-4 minutes per side. Serve warm, topped with frozen vanilla yogurt and the walnut crumble! Grilling pineapple on an electric indoor grill If you don’t have access to a gas or charcoal grill (or oven with a grill pan) you can use a George Foreman-style electric grill. Preheat the grill to 375 degrees F. Prep the pineapple as directed, place the slices on the hot grill and close the top. Check after 3 minutes for char marks and doneness; you may need 1-3 additional minutes, depending on personal preference, the thickness of pineapple slices, etc. What goes well with pineapple? The tangy and sweet taste of pineapple pairs perfectly with frozen vanilla yogurt and a delicious walnut crumble. This is the ultimate summer dessert! Some other ideas: Pair it with other grilled fruits (such as peaches). You could even make fruit kebabs and grill all the fruit together. Add fresh whipped cream (how to make whipped cream guide). Add vanilla Greek yogurt instead of frozen yogurt. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Add crushed walnuts in place of the crumble. Walnut-graham cracker topping The walnut crumble topping pulls everything together for Grilled Pineapple Sundaes. It starts with crushed graham crackers and finely chopped walnuts. We add some sugar, salt, and cinnamon for flavor and sweetness. The walnuts not only add a great flavor, but they also keep this dessert on the more-nutritious side (with frozen yogurt and fruit, this qualifies as a better-for-you treat). Walnuts have a variety of potential health benefits, and are a natural source of antioxidants. Beyond adding walnuts to the crumble, I like to also add a few more coarsely chopped walnuts on top for added texture and flavor. More fruit-filled treats Fruit Tart Strawberry Shortcake Lemon Bars Raspberry Jell-O Bars Fruit Pizza FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Grilled Pineapple Sundaes - Review this recipe Grilled Pineapple Sundaes make for the ultimate summer treat! Sugar-rubbed grilled pineapple slices are topped with frozen vanilla yogurt and a delicious walnut-graham cracker crumble. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Grilled Pineapple Sundaes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Grilled Pineapple Sundaes make for the ultimate summer treat! Sugar-rubbed grilled pineapple slices are topped with frozen vanilla yogurt and a delicious walnut-graham cracker crumble. Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword grilled pineapple, how to grill pineapple Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 4 servings Calories 435kcal Cost $5.62 IngredientsPineapple & Frozen Yogurt1 large pineapple rind cut off and sliced into 1/2 -3/4 inch slices1/4 cup light brown sugar lightly packedVegetable or canola oil1 container frozen vanilla yogurt (found near regular ice cream)Walnut Graham Cracker Topping1/2 cup walnuts divided3 sheets graham crackers crushed1/4 cup light brown sugar packed2 tablespoons white sugar2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamonSmall pinch fine sea salt1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract InstructionsGRILL: Preheat the grill to medium-high (about 400 degrees F) or heat a grill pan over high heat. Prepare the grill by cleaning with a grill brush to remove any built-up residue and then oil the grill. I do this by drenching a rolled-up paper towel in vegetable oil and, holding it with tongs, rubbing it liberally over the grill grates (or ridges in a grill pan). Oil the grill right before adding the pineapple.PINEAPPLE: Remove the rind and stem from the pineapple and cut into 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick slices (you can also remove the core as desired; we remove it after grilling). Rub brown sugar over the slices and let stand until the grill is fully heated. Place pineapple slices on the grill and cook, flipping once, until tender, golden and lightly charred, about 2-4 minutes per side (this may vary, depending on the thickness, ripeness of pineapple, and actual heat of grill). Use a wide metal (sharp) spatula/turner for easy removal and flipping of the pineapple slices. If you find the pineapple sticking at all, use a bit more oil on the grill grates.CRUMBLE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper and set aside. Finely chop 1/3 cup of the walnuts and add to a large bowl. Crush the graham crackers into crumbs (using a blender or food processor or crush in a bag using a rolling pin) and add to the bowl. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla to the bowl and stir until combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly into one layer. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool and then crumble and sprinkle on top of frozen vanilla yogurt. Coarsely chop the remaining few tablespoons of walnuts and add on top of the crumble.ASSEMBLE: Place grilled pineapple slices on plates and top each slice with a large scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt. Add the crumble on top and coarsely chopped walnuts. Enjoy immediately. Nutrition FactsCalories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.