Simply Healthy Family: Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Caramel Sauce

20.5.14

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Caramel Sauce






Summer dessert doesn't get any better than this grilled pineapple in a simple coconut caramel sauce. Just throw it on the grill alongside some fish or jerk chicken and then commence lounging on the patio in complete bliss. I snuck one of these glazed pineapple pieces straight from the grill, and wasn't ready for the magic that happened. I love pineapple and something seriously amazing happens when you throw it on the grill. The natural sugars are brought out by the flames and the pineapple juices become a smokey caramel flavor.






And just to make things even better we drizzled the hot pieces of grilled fruit with a coconut caramel reduction. Thick, gooey and hot coconut caramel paired with grilled pineapple is a match made in dessert heaven. We had this alongside our grilled fish tacos and not a peep was uttered during dinner on the patio that night except for Mmmmmmmmmm's and the occasional Oh yeeaaahhh!








Instead of spending time in the kitchen baking dessert this summer try throwing different fruits on the grill for a super simple after dinner treat. My other favorite fruit to grill are nectarines, the flavor brought out from grilling them is out of this world!




recipe from Sunset Magazine


TIME     20 MINUTES          SERVES     6



1 large pineapple
1/2 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup coconut milk (the kind in the can)
handful of shredded, sweetened coconut



Pre heat outdoor grill to medium high. 
In a small saucepan over medium high heat bring water and sugar to a steady, low boil stirring just to combine.  Continue to boil rolling the pan to swirl liquid occasionally. Do not stir. This will take about 15-20 minutes before the liquid reduces and turns into a caramel color and consistency. Continue to boil gently swirling pan until you have a thick caramel reduction.  
Meanwhile trim the top and end off of the pineapple. Trim of the outer skin and discard. Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise then cut each half lengthwise again so you have four long pieces. Cut the core from each piece and save for use in a green smoothie the next day.  Cut pieces in half again lengthwise if they are too thick, then cut them in half to make smaller pieces.  
Remove pan from heat and carefully pour in coconut milk while whisking to combine. The caramel sauce will bubble and splatter so be careful. Pour some of the caramel sauce into a small serving bowl reserving the rest to brush over the pineapple.  
Place pineapple pieces in a large serving tray or plate. Brush with the coconut caramel sauce to coat them. Using tongs, place them on the hot grill. Let them sit for 2-3 minutes then turn them over and cook another 2-3 minutes. Remove from grill and serve immediately!  
Drizzle with more caramel and enjoy!









What are your favorite summer desserts?

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    1. Wow, thank you Ricky! Much appreciated!

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  2. OMG - just found you.
    Your pictures on this are phenomenal!! Yum - I love me some grilled pineapple.
    Right, off to stalk you on every social media platform I can.

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    1. Awwww, sniff sniff thank you!

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  3. You had me at coconut caramel reduction. I love grilled pineapple! Perfect summer dessert recipe!

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  4. I can never tell by a recipe if I'm supposed to use coconut milk from a can, or coconut milk in a carton?

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    1. I almost clarified that in my post and will now. Use coconut milk in a can for this and most all recipes. The stuff in a carton is for drinking, in cereal and in smoothies. Thx for the feedback!

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  5. Oh man. I bet I could eat an entire pineapple grilled like this! The perfect summer food!

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    1. Don't think I didn't try! ;p

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  6. Oh goodness.. you'd have to pull me away from these pineapples! How amazing!

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  7. I've known what an amazing blog you've had for years! This recipe just proves that again! It looks so good and dessert worthy! Can't wait to fire up the grill when it surpasses 70 degrees here in NH!

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    1. I know Jessica, thank you for being such a good friend. You continue to brighten my day and keep me going! Gotta make it to your place sometime!!

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  8. Oh wow! this looks wonderful, love pineapple have never grilled it before.

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  9. Oh my goodness yum!! I love love grilling fruit but never have had them with a sauce like this - swoon.

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  10. This would be just perfect with some vanilla ice cream :)

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  11. A perfect summer dessert, Gwen. I have never tried grilling the pineapples...they look so good.

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    1. Really Angie?! Are fresh pineapple readily available in your part of the World?

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  13. Coconut, caramel, and pineapple together sounds divine! Can't wait to give this a try!

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    1. Hope you like it Trish!

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  14. Oh, my gosh, does this look scrumptious! I adore pineapple and topping it with a caramel made with coconut milk sounds amazing!!!

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    1. Yeah, it pretty much took it to a whole other level! ;p

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  15. I shall be pouring that caramel sauce over all the fruit this summer! Yum!

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  16. Yummy, that sounds delicious!!! I love pineapples. xoxo

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  17. This looks incredible! I can't wait to try it! Yum! Pinning now to make next time I buy pineapple :)

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  18. I love the idea of grilling fruits. I haven't tried it yet, but these grilled pineapples make me want to run out, buy a pineapple and get to grilling. Looks absolutely mouthwatering!

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