Served individually as an appetizer, topped onto a slice of delicious meat, like our Honey Marinated Jalapeño Lime Grilled Chicken, or even paired with a bowl of ice-cream, this Georgia Honey Glazed Grilled Pineapple recipe is a simple go-to when you are looking to add a touch of flavor or flare to any dish.
There is nothing like enjoying fresh fruit, the same way enjoying fresh honey is so delicious. However, GRILLED fresh fruit glazed with raw honey blends unparalleled flavors.
Picking your pineapple may seem like a bit of a challenge to someone who doesn’t eat them often so I wanted to give a few rules of thumb I go buy when picking out pineapples. Pineapples ripe from green to yellow, so the exterior may have a greenish-yellow hue. However, some pineapples that are green may still be ripe so you have to test a couple more things to ensure you are going to have a ripe pineapple when you slice into it. Slightly squeeze the pineapple on its sides. It should have a firm shelf but a little soft pressure is applied. You can also smell it! ripe pineapples have a sweet smell at the bottom near the base.
In the instructions, I explain how to cut the pineapple into rings, which is wonderful for a visually appealing dish. However, if you are serving this dish to children, mine LOVE this snack when I cut them into “pineapple fries” and grill them this way.
If you are looking to serve this to a large crowd it may be simpler in terms of the time it takes to cut and to serve if the pineapple slices are cut into a fry-form. However, if you are serving this on top of meat you definitely want to stick to the rings.
- 1 Pineapple
- 1 Tsp of Cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp Pure Southern Honey
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 1/4 Tsp of Chili Powder
Let’s begin by cutting the pineapple into beautiful rings. Place the pineapple on its side and using a sharp knife, slice the top of the crown stopping at a half-inch below the pineapple. Stand the pineapple upright and very carefully cut away the skin from top to bottom following the shape of the pineapple. Once the pineapple is peeled, lay the pineapple down to chop the base cut the fruit rings by slicing down, and you can make them as thick as you want. I would say probably just under a quarter-inch thickness is how thick I slice mine. Then, use a smaller paring knife to cut the core out of the rings. There are two ways I like to prepare the pineapples, if you have the time I definitely recommend marinating them in the honey for at least 30 minutes. To do this, mix all your honey and ingredients in a small bowl and place your pineapple slices in a large Ziploc bag. Then pour the honey mixture into the bag, ensuring each pineapple slice is thoroughly coated and set aside for 30 minutes. If you are in more of a time crunch, simply brush down the pineapple slices with honey and then sprinkle the salt, cinnamon, and chili powder across all of them.
Preheat your grill to medium and oil down the grates so that the honey and pineapple do not stick. Carefully place the pineapple slices onto the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until they are warm all the way through with grill marks.