It might be surprising to hear, but pineapple is actually a really great accompaniment to barbeques and cookouts; the distinct texture and tropical sweetness offer a refreshing contrast to the savory flavor of burgers and marinated chicken. Paradise Pineapples decides to lean into this unusually delicious pairing by soaking the pineapple in brown sugar, infusing the fruit with a smoky sweetness that melds with barbeque sauces. Then Paradise Pineapples are grilled to unlock more of their distinct tangy flavor and give them beautiful, distinct grill marks. You can enjoy these slices of paradise on their own or as a new topping to hamburgers and steaks, but either way, they’ll soon be a feature in your cookouts!

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  • 1 pineapple, rind cut off and sliced into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


Step 1 –Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Step 2 –Spray a grill pan with cooking spray or wipe with oil.

Step 3 –Toss the pineapple with brown sugar.

Step 4 –Let the pineapple sit in the brown sugar for at least 10 minutes.

Step 5 –Place the pineapple in the prepared grill pan.

Step 6 –Place the grill pan on the grill and cook the pineapple until a grill mark forms, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 7 –Rotate the pineapple 45 degrees and cook until the grill marks form an X, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 8 –Flip the pineapple slices and repeat the searing process, about 4-6 minutes per side.

Step 9 –Serve hot.