Smoked Pineapple: How to Smoke Pineapple

Smoked pineapple is a yummy and different way to enjoy this tropical fruit. The smoke gives the pineapple a deep, rich flavor and adds a lovely caramelized flavor and color. I also use a brown sugar rub, which helps to create the caramelized crust.

Prepare to have your taste buds blown AWAY! Forget pineapple on pizza – this will be your new pineapple obsession!

Once you’ve tried this, you’ll be coming back again and again.

Why you will love this smoked pineapple

Smoking anything gives it a depth of flavor that is hard to beat, and fresh smoked pineapple is no exception.

As the fruit cooks, the natural sugars caramelize and intensify. Add a smoky flavor element and you’ve got a delicious dish to complement almost anything. The best part is, it takes no prep time at all. You can cut it in half and throw it on the grill exactly as it is.

What you’ll need

  • Whole Pineapple
  • Brown Sugar
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

How to Make It

Step 1: Make Your Rub

Mix the sugar, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl and combine well.

Step 2: Cut The Pineapple

First, cut off the top of the pineapple with a sharp knife. Remove the skin and cut out the sharp eyes of the pineapple. Then cut the pineapple any way you desire – wedges, halved, rings.

Step 3: Coat The Pineapple

Coat over the entire pineapple with the rub. Preheat the grill to 225-250°F and pick the woodchips you’re going to use. I recommend a mild flavor like cherrywood or applewood.

Step 4: Smoke

Place the pineapple directly on the grill and smoke for 30 minutes. Then flip the pineapple and smoke for another 30 minutes then remove

What To Serve It With

Smoked pineapple can be served with savory or sweet dishes. It is delicious, topped with pulled pork tacos.

Or the sweetness of pineapple goes perfectly with smoky pork loin; there is something magical about pork and pineapple.

Choosing The Perfect Pineapple

Choose a fresh and ripe pineapple. The more natural sugar it has developed, the better the result.

Preparing the Pineapple

There are several ways to grill a pineapple.

Whole Pineapple

Leave the top on, or remove it. Slice lengthwise down the center and grill flesh side down. Or remove the outer skin and grill the entire ripe fresh pineapple. From here, you can slice and dice in any way you like.

Pineapple Wedges

If you’d prefer more surface area to soak up the smokey goodness, cut into wedges. Cut the whole fruit into quarters lengthwise. Remove the fibrous centers, then cut into smaller wedges and lay on the grill.

Pineapple Slices

Remove the skin from the ripe pineapple and cut it into whole slices—slice as thick or thin as you desire.

Pineapple Rings

Cut the skinned pineapple into whole slices and remove the core. A biscuit cutter or pineapple corer will make this job much more manageable. 

How to Use Smoked Pineapple

You can serve smoked fruit with a main or as a dessert. I like to serve with boneless smoked chicken thighs, as they are a bit spicy and then complement the flavor. You could also serve them as a dessert, I would recommend paring with ice cream, custard or cream.

Times and Temperatures

Keep the temperatures low so the natural sugars don’t burn. Smoked pineapple will need about an hour of cooking time on medium heat, around 225-250°F. Flip over about 30-40 minutes into the cook.

You’ll know it’s ready when the fruit has begun caramelizing and golden brown around the edges.


Want More Dessert Recipes?

Do you love dessert as much as I do? I have lots of delicious dessert recipes below.

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Smoked Pineapple in Brown Sugar

Smoked Cookies

Smoked Peaches Cinnamon, and Brown Sugar Drizzle

Prosciutto-Wrapped Smoked Brie Recipe 

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Smoked Pineapple

Charlie
Smoking pineapple brings out the glorious natural sweetness. This meaty fruit takes on a whole new life after a bit of time on the grill!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 serves
Calories 127 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole Whole Pineapple
  • .5 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix the sugar, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl and combine well.
  • First cut off the top of the pineapple with a sharp knife. Remove the skin and cut out the sharp eyes of the pineapple. Then cut the pineapple any way you desire – wedges, halved, rings.
  • Coat over the entire pineapple with the rub. Preheat the grill to 225-250°F and pick the woodchips your going to use. I recommend a mild flavor like cherrywood or applewood.
  • Place the pineapple directly on the grill and smoke for 30 minutes. Then flip the pineapple and smoke for another 30 minutes then remove
Keyword Smoked, smoked pineapple

Smoking pineapple brings out the glorious natural sweetness. Combined with a distinctive smoke flavor, it’s well worth the effort.

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

Hungry For More?

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

Hungry For More?

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