How to Grill Pineapple Slices

Grilled pineapple slices add a tropical twist to any dish. In this tutorial, you will be learning how to grill pineapple slices perfectly so you can make your favorite foods even more delicious. These pineapple slices are marinated in ginger, honey, and orange juice, making them the perfect sweet addition to your barbecue. If you are ready to cook these amazing pineapple slices, fire up your grill and let's dive right into this easy tutorial.

Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.

Servings: 10 slices, approximately

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Marinating Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 mins.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

Prepped pineapple slices, ginger, honey and oranges.
  • 10 pineapple slices
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. ginger, grated
  • Outdoor grill
  • Tongs
  • Zip-top bag
  • Pastry brush

Step #2. Prepare the Marinade

Honey being added to bowl of orange juice with a measuring spoon.

Mix the orange juice, honey and ginger together in a bowl.

Ginger, chopped, being added to bowl of pineapple marinade.
Mixing pineapple marinade with a whisk.

Step #3. Marinate the Pineapple Slices

Pineapple marinade being poured into a ziploc bag filled with pineapple slices.

Place the pineapple slices inside a plastic bag, and pour the orange juice inside to marinate. Let it sit for at least 2 hours (so that they really absorb the juice).

Ziploc bag of pineapple slices and marinade.

Step #4. Grill the Pineapple Slices

Pineapple slices on the grill, hand with tongs.

Gas grill: Heat grill to medium. Turn off half of the burners for an indirect and direct heat source.

Charcoal: Heat the coals of the grill and place them on one side of the barbecue, to have a zone of direct heat and another of indirect heat in order to have an area to keep the pineapple warm after grilling.

Grill the pineapple slices until browned. Turn them over and grill them on the other side (around 10 minutes per side). They can be brushed with the marinade halfway through cooking.

For this part, it’s best to use the direct heat so you get the beautiful marks of the grill, and if you want to keep them warm until serving time you can place them over indirect heat - always watching them so they don’t burn. 

Pineapple slices on the grill, hand brushing them with pastry brush.
Grilled pineapple on the bbq.
Pineapple slices on the grill, being transferred to a glass plate.
Pineapple slices on the grill, being transferred to a glass plate.

Step #5. Serve & Enjoy

Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.
Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.
Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.
Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.
Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.
Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.

Although they taste great just the way they are, some people like to add a little hot sauce to give their pineapple an extra kick. Did you know that grilled pineapple slices taste amazing on top of pulled pork barbecue sandwiches? The tanginess of the pineapple contrasts beautifully with the savory flavor of perfectly cooked barbecued meat. Of course, there's nothing stopping you from eating them on their own; pineapple slices make for a healthy and delicious treat. How do you like your pineapple slices?

If you didn’t devour them all, you are going to want to store them properly. If you plan to use them within a few days, they will do just fine in an airtight container inside your refrigerator.

If you loved these tangy pineapple slices, please share the recipe and leave us your comments!

Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.
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How to Grill Pineapple Slices

In this tutorial, you will be learning how to grill pineapple slices perfectly so you can make your favorite foods even more delicious. These pineapple slices are marinated in ginger, honey, and orange juice, making them the perfect sweet addition to your barbecue.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 99kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 10 pineapple slices (1 pineapple)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. ginger grated

Tools

Instructions

  • Mix the orange juice, honey and ginger together in a bowl.
    Mixing pineapple marinade with a whisk.
  • Place the pineapple slices inside a plastic bag, and pour the orange juice inside to marinate. Let it sit for at least 2 hours (so that they really absorb the juice).
    Ziploc bag of pineapple slices and marinade.
  • Gas grill: Heat grill to medium. Turn off half of the burners for an indirect and direct heat source.
    Charcoal: Heat the coals of the grill and place them on one side of the barbecue, to have a zone of direct heat and another of indirect heat in order to have an area to keep the pineapple warm after grilling.

    Grill the pineapple slices until browned. Turn them over and grill them on the other side (around 10 minutes per side). They can be brushed with the marinade halfway through cooking.
    Grilled pineapple on the bbq.
  • Serve and enjoy.
    Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.
Nutrition Facts
How to Grill Pineapple Slices
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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