The BEST Caramelized Grilled Pineapple smothered with the moist irresistible buttery, tangy Brown Sugar Orange Chili Glaze! You will never want to eat pineapple any other way again and it only takes about 20 minutes start to finish! Serve this Grilled Pineapple as an easy appetizer, side or even dessert all summer long!
Its a fact of life that juicy, ripe pineapple is deliciously sweet and refreshing all on its own. And fresh grilled pineapple is even better. Come spring/summer, I have to refrain from posting pineapple in every. single. recipe. Its a healthy obsession.
But if you want to up your already delicious grilled pineapple game to the most simple yet delicious mind blowing side, then this Caramelized Grilled Pineapple with Tangy Brown Sugar Glaze is for you. It pairs beautifully with grilled steak, fish or chicken, grilled vegges, anything – basically it makes everything better. Its the ideal side for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and all the other summer days in between.
If you’ve never enjoyed chili powder with pineapple before, TRUST ME, its one of those seemingly odd flavor combinations that just works and not just works, but is crazy good and crazy popular in other parts of the world. I often just dust my pineapple with chili powder and my nieces and nephews swoon over the flavor combo.
In fact, fruit with chili powder and lime is one of the most popular street snacks in Mexico, coating everything from pineapple, oranges, watermelon, mango, strawberries to even jicama, cucumber and carrots. Today, even major US brands are jumping on this old-new trend, like McCormick’s Spiced Watermelon Kebabs. Have you tried chili powder with your fruit before?!
I borrowed the idea of this delectable chili-citrus combination to make my own Brown Sugar Chili Orange Glaze that sets this Caramelized Grilled Pineapple worlds apart. You make your Glaze by melting butter then stirring in brown sugar followed by orange juice, chili powder, salt, pepper and a dash of cloves then simmer until reduced and slightly thickened to a thin syrupy consistency then stir in a a tablespoon or so of lime juice. Its buttery, sweet, tart and absolutely divine.
Now to make this not just Grilled pineapple but Caramelized Grilled Pineapple, you coat your pineapple spears (detailed instructions on how to cut pineapple spears in recipe notes), with about 2/3 of the Glaze and get your grill on! The brown sugar in the Chili Glaze caramelizes with the heat, intensifying the flavors while enhancing the natural sweetness of the pineapple.
And there you have Caramelized Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Chili Glaze that you’ll want to make every single time you grill. And even when you have no plans of grilling at all.
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