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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 glass serving dish on wooden table.
Grilled pineapple slices on glass serving dish on wooden table.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

Grilled pineapple ingredients prepped on wooden background.
  • 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

Orange juice marinade in a small glass bowl with minced garlic and pineapple slices on the side.

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

Orange juice marinade in a small glass bowl with minced garlic and pineapple slices on the side.
Orange juice marinade in a small glass bowl with pineapple slices on the side.

Step #3. Marinate the Pineapple Slices

Orange juice marinade in a zip top bag with pineapple slices.

Place the pineapple slices inside a resealable bag, and pour the orange juice inside. Seal the bag and let it sit to marinate for at least 2 hours (so that the pineapple really absorbs the juice).

Marinated pineapple slices in a zip top bag.

Step #4. Grill the Pineapple Slices

Pineapple slices on an outdoor charcoal grill.

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 over the direct heat side until browned on both sides (around 10 minutes per side). Brush with the marinade halfway through cooking.

Over the direct heat, you will get the beautiful marks of the grill. If you want to keep them warm until serving time, you can place them over the indirect heat.

Pineapple slices on outdoor grill with basting brush.
Pineapple slices on the grill with tongs.
Pineapple slices on grill.

Step #5. Serve & Enjoy

Grilled pineapple slices on glass serving dish on wooden table.

Serve the pineapple slices as a snack on their own, on top of ice cream or as a side for grilled proteins like burgers, ribs, jerk chicken, pork chops or steak.

Grilled pineapple slices on glass serving dish.

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?

Grilled pineapple slices on glass serving dish and a cloth napkin on wooden table.

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 glass serving dish on wooden table.

How to Grill Pineapple Slices

Joss D
We show you 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.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinating Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 99 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 10 pineapple slices - (1 pineapple)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons ginger - grated

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the orange juice, honey and ginger together in a small bowl.
    Mixing pineapple marinade with a whisk.
  • Place the pineapple slices inside a resealable bag, and pour the orange juice inside. Seal the bag and let it sit to marinate for at least 2 hours (so that the pineapple really absorbs 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 over the direct heat side until browned on both sides (around 10 minutes per side). Brush with the marinade halfway through cooking. They can be kept warm on the indirect heat side of the grill until serving time.
    Grilled pineapple on the bbq.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Grilled pineapple slices on a glass serving plate.

Equipment

Outdoor grill
Pastry brush

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.3mg

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

Keyword grilled fruit, pineapple
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  1. I can’t believe I have never grilled pineapple slices before! I’m loving the idea of them on pulled pork sandwiches or turkey burgers! Thanks for the helpful step by step Joss!

    1. Thank you Colleen! I can’t get enough of grilling at this time of year, and these grilled pineapple slices really brighten up the meal.

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