Spicy & Sweet Grilled Pineapple Spears + GIVEAWAY

Spears of fresh pineapple, coated in brown sugar and cayenne, then grilled to perfection. Only three ingredients but packed with flavor. Spicy & Sweet Grilled Pineapple Spears is a favorite recipe for summer BBQs and #CookoutWeek!

Get those grills fired up... because it's #CookoutWeek 2017! This week, the Full Belly Sisters are joining forces with over 40 food blogger friends to bring you delicious recipes that are perfect for every backyard BBQ, picnic, summer party, or cookout. We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands that have made Cookout Week possible. Enter below to win!

I've got a vegetarian dish for your summer cookouts. I'm not a vegetarian but I'm always super bummed when I go to a BBQ and there's only meat. I at least need some lettuce and tomatoes on my burgers! So, when I host, there's lots of fruit salads and grilled veggies. And even grilled fruit, like these super easy Spicy & Sweet Grilled Pineapple Spears. Sweet and just a bit spicy, they're a fantastic complement to the rest of your barbecue fare.

serves 4-6
  • 1 fresh pineapple, core removed, cut into spears
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 fresh lime, optional

Preheat your grill to medium heat, 350-400 degrees.

In a pie plate or other rimmed dish, mix together brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Roll the pineapple spears in the mixture until they are mostly coated.

Place the pineapple spears on the preheated grill and cook until grill marks appear and the pineapple is cooked the way you like it. I also like to add a 1/2 lime—coated with some oil—to the grill; the heat really loosens up the juices and it's wonderful, squeezed over the pineapple.

Serve as is with whatever meat you've got on the menu. Or make these for dessert and pair with some good vanilla ice cream!

We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible. Enter below for a chance to win:
  • From blog host The PinterTest Kitchen: $100 Amazon gift card, to use to buy all the supplies you need for your next cookout
  • From our sponsor The French Farm: A gift pack of gourmet products hand-crafted by small businesses and using only the finest ingredients - La Favorita Genovese Pesto, Caprichos del Guadalquivir Cadenera Orange Marmalade, and L’Abeille Occitane Lavender Honey
  • From our sponsor Smokin'-Os: A sampler pack of their "smokin'-os" wood rings, to help you add wood-fired, smokey taste to your grilled foods, even if you don't own a smoker
  • From our sponsor Primal Kitchen: $200 of Primal Kitchen goodies, including condiments made with avocado oil and bars and shakes with grass-fed collagen
  • From our sponsor Langers Juice Company: Your choice of 10 bottles of Langers Juice, with flavors including traditional Apple and Grape, as well as interesting mixes such as Pineapple Orange Coconut, Cranberry Blood Orange, and Mango Peach
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As one of the bonus entries in the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post...have you ever tried grilled fruit? What's your favorite?


  1. I love pineapple. I could eat every single piece. Nice! P~

  2. We love grilling pineapple around here. The hint of cayenne has to make this amazing.

    1. It really does, just adds a little warmth at the end...makes it a real grown-up treat ;-)

  3. Yum, I love grilled pineapple. Mmmm!

  4. Grilling must bring out the sweetness in the pineapple, yummy recipe xoxo

  5. I've made grilled pineapple and grilled peaches, and both are delicious! I wonder if skewered berries would be good? This looks great!


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