Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple

Pineapple spears that get coated in a buttery brown sugar cinnamon glaze and caramelize on the grill!  This will be one of the most amazing sides that you grill this summer!
This Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pineapple was the 4th recipe on the blog.  As soon as I started my blog I had to put this recipe on it.  We make this pineapple every single time that we grill.  It is to die for.
The problem was when I started the blog, I only expected my mom to read it.  Maybe some friends and neighbors.  I didn’t intend for it to grow like it has.  So being the very naive person that I was, I just googled an image and put it on the post.  Ha!  That is such a huge no no!  But really.  I didn’t think anyone would be reading my blog!   So it was time to finally take my own pictures of the post so that I could share with you this AMAZING recipe!
Have you ever been to Rodizio Grill? Then you know all about the amazing pineapple that they serve! I have been trying to make the amazing sauce that they drizzle over these, and I think I have it perfected.


The sauce is incredible.  It is a buttery brown sugar cinnamon glaze.  When the pineapple cooks on the grill, the sauce caramelizes and becomes absolutely incredible on top of these!  The pineapple stays juicy and grills to perfection.  You will be amazed with your first bite!


When I tell you that this is one of the best sides that you will grill this summer, it is no joke!  It goes great with anything that you will grill and it will be the talk of the barbecue.  I know that you will love this just as much as we did.  It is truly a five star recipe!

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Pineapple spears that get coated in a buttery brown sugar cinnamon glaze and caramelize on the grill! This will be one of the most amazing sides that you grill this summer!
Serves: 4-6
  • Ingredients:
  • One pineapple cut into spears
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter, melted
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  1. Lay the pineapple spears on a pan. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Whisk together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. (If it seems thick, I always put it in the microwave for a few seconds so that it can easily pour on top of the pineapple.) Spread on top of the pineapple.
  2. Grill for about 7-10 minutes or until it is starting to turn golden brown. I always like to brush the excess sauce from the pan back on top of the pineapple before serving.


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  1. Yummy! Do I have to share?

  2. Just what I needed for Father’s Day!

  3. This makes it sounds like you have to cook this in a pan on the grill? I’ve never cooked in a pan on the grill … though I have used foil.

  4. Jan Williams says:

    Made last weekend! The cinnamon smelled wonderful while grilling! Smell brought neighbors out to find out what smelled so good! Shared all around! Neighbors and family agreed “Best pineapple they ever ate!” Big hit!

    • Jan Williams says:

      Note: I cut the pineapple into 1/2 thick rings and marinated them in the sugar/cinnamon for about an hour before grilling. Pics on my FB page!

  5. joan marshall says:

    Do you turn the spears or just grill one side?

  6. Guylaine says:

    What do you mean for 1 t cinnamon, is that tsp or tbsp?

  7. Whooohoo! You wrote down so many exclamation marks that I just HAVE to make this come camping week (oh, in southern France. But they’ll eat it as a side to their grilled snails.)!



  8. I’m going to try this for new year’s eve grill all the way in Cairo! thanks for sharing and wish me luck!

  9. Linda T says:

    I just found this on Pinterest. HOLY MOLY!!!!! This is awesome. This is going to be a regular on the menu at my house

  10. These look delicious!!!!!

  11. Jennifer says:

    I don’t have a grill. I’d really like to make these pineapple spears. Could I use a pan on my stove?

    • Same here…wished your ? got answered would love to try it…

    • Mark DeWitte says:

      I think certainly this could be done. In fact, I use the side burner on my grill to get them started. Melt the butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar together in a large frying pan, then add the spears and get them cooking. I finish them on the grill to get the char marks, but you certainly wouldn’t have to. Just cook till glazed and tender. Another thing I’ve done is use the leftover liquid to mix with rice. Delicious!

  12. Do you have a good recipe for Honey Walnut Shrimp? The version from Panda Express is a little bland for my tastes.

  13. Have you ever tried coconut oil instead of the butter?

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