Jul 10
2011

Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Rum Sauce Recipe

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Top sweet grilled pineapple with ice cream and drizzle a fantastic brown sugar rum sauce over top for a spectacular summertime dessert.
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As we enter the final week of our Get Grillin’ event, Marla of Family Fresh Cooking and I would like to thank each and every one of you who generously shared your recipes. If you are looking for some inspiring summer barbecue ideas (grilled and not grilled), take some time to peruse the amazing array of appetizers, side dishes, entrees, vegetarian dishes and kabobs. We are ushering the event out with a bang – that means desserts, of course. I am sharing a recipe for grilled pineapple with a buttery brown sugar and rum sauce.

We are looking forward to seeing what you are going to come up with this week. Remember, your recipes do not have to be grilled, just summertime-appropriate. That leaves the door wide open for ice creams, pies, cakes, crumbles, fruits salads… Feel free to share recipes that are already on your blog; there’s no need to come up with something new.

This dessert comes together in minutes. The buttery, sweet sauce is brightened by a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and made more “adult” with a splash of dark rum. Make a virgin sauce by leaving out the rum or get down to business by adding another splash or two. Either way, the warm sauce turns the edges of the vanilla ice cream into rivulets that spill over the stacked grilled fruit.

Marla and I send a very heartfelt thank to our sponsors, who not only provided some wonderful giveaways, but shared links to many of your recipes on their Facebook pages. Thanks to Ile de France Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe and ManPans. Scroll down to find out more about this week’s giveaway. Remember, you have to enter a recipe to be eligible for the giveaway.

The recipe:

The sauce:

In a large skillet or medium saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the brown sugar and flour. Cook, whisking constantly, for about 2 minutes to eliminate the taste of the raw flour.

Grilled Pineapple Collage

By the way, I used my awesome ManPans pan for this sauce. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite pans.

Pour in the half-and-half and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in rum, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract. Keep the sauce warm over low heat until ready to use, whisking occasionally.

The pineapple:

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill with canola oil.

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Lay the pineapple on the grill and cook, about 5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Remove the pineapple from the heat, and serve with ice cream and the brown sugar rum sauce.

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Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Rum Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 pineapple rings plus 1/4 cup sauce (plus leftove

Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Rum Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

    The Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • The pineapple:
  • Canola oil, for brushing the grill
  • 1 (4 lb.) pineapple, skin removed, cut into 8 (3/4 inch) rounds, core removed
  • Vanilla ice cream

Instructions

    The sauce:
  1. In a large skillet or medium saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the brown sugar and flour. Cook, whisking constantly, for about 2 minutes to eliminate the taste of the raw flour.
  2. Pour in the half-and-half and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in rum, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract. Keep the sauce warm over low heat until ready to use, whisking occasionally.
  3. The pineapple:
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill with canola oil. Lay the pineapple on the grill and cook, about 5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  5. Remove the pineapple from the heat, and serve with ice cream and the brown sugar rum sauce.

Notes

From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com

Entering Get Grillin’:

This week’s theme is desserts. Remember, your recipes do not have to be made on the grill. Any backyard barbecue-appropriate recipe will do. Here’s what you need to do:

1) Get busy cooking and post your recipe on your blog. For each week’s theme, you can enter up to 3 recipes. Each recipe post is counted as a separate entry for a chance to win a great prize from one of our sponsors. It is fine to use recipes that are previously posted on your blog, as long as you add the info in 3).

If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. Just leave your recipe in the comments section of our themed post (i.e., on the first day of the theme week). Just do so on either Marla’s or my blog, not both.

2) During the theme week, add the link to your grilling post to the widget on either Family Fresh Cooking or Cookin’ Canuck. You only need to add it on one site, but it will show up on both. Cool, huh? Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the widget.

3) Somewhere in your post, please include the following “Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe and ManPans.” This must be included for a chance to win the prize of the week.

The giveaway:
Rouxbe Online Video Cooking School is giving away a one-year membership (value $240 USD) to their online cooking school. The quality of Rouxbe’s content is absolutely unparalleled. What does the membership include? There are 70+ online video cooking lessons, hundreds of instructional video recipes, 1000+ close-up, step-by-step videos and personalized feedback from Rouxbe chefs. Really, it can’t be beat.

For a chance to win the Rouxbe giveaway, enter your recipe using the recipe link widget. If you don’t have a blog, then enter your recipe in the comments section. Read below for instructions on earning extra entries.

This giveaway is open to readers internationally and will be open until Sunday, July 17th at 5pm PST.

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

To earn additional entries (you can only do so if you have entered a recipe), leave separate comments for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries.

1. Follow Rouxbe on Twitter and re-tweet the giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@cookincanuck). Here’s a sample tweet you could use:

1. #GetGrillin w/@MarlaMeridith & @cookincanuck. Submit dessert recipes for a chance to win a member to @ROUXBE. http://bit.ly/pvihSI

2. Follow @cookincanuck on Twitter.

3. Follow @MarlaMeridith on Twitter.

4. Copy and paste our Get Grillin’ Badge into your sidebar or blog post.

You can stay in touch with Rouxbe on Facebook too.



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{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sandy July 11, 2011 at 2:44 am

Another gorgeous dish, Dara! Grilling is a great way to “sweeten up” the pineapple without adding sugar.

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2 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 11, 2011 at 7:22 am

You’re so right, Sandy. That’s one of the reasons we love to grill pineapple.

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3 Katrina July 11, 2011 at 4:42 am

This looks so amazing! The rum sauce makes my mouth water just hearing about it. Awesome!

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4 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 11, 2011 at 7:23 am

Thank you, Katrina. I’m trying to dream up other ways to use that sauce, besides just eating it straight with a spoon.

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5 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum July 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

Can I just make the brown sugar rum sauce and eat it with a spoon? Ok thanks. :) Although I do love grilled pineapple… My sister’s wedding was this Saturday and they served grilled pineapple glazed with coconut milk. It was perfect!

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6 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 11, 2011 at 7:23 am

Thank you, Lindsay. That coconut milk glaze sounds like something to try.

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7 bellini July 11, 2011 at 5:48 am

Grilled Pineapple is definitely a favourite dessert!!!

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8 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 11, 2011 at 7:24 am

Ours too!

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9 marla July 11, 2011 at 6:07 am

I couldn’t wait to dash over today to see what you grilled up for desserts. Love the zippy more “adult” version. This will be such a fun week of Get Grillin’
xo

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10 Lori @ RecipeGirl July 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

Grilled Pineapple for dessert? I love it!

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11 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 11, 2011 at 7:24 am

Thanks, Lori. To me, grilled pineapple is the ultimate summertime dessert.

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12 kelley July 11, 2011 at 7:43 am

I’d gladly take a bucket of that sauce and a spoon for one. Oh my Lordy, that looks divine!

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13 Marly July 11, 2011 at 8:01 am

I have never been much of a pineapple fan, but I think this recipe has potential to win me over. I love the idea of grilling it. Looks like a tasty, but not too filling dessert. Great idea!

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14 Bestfoodies July 11, 2011 at 8:26 am

Absolutely love this and am thinking the sauce would be great over bread pudding as well!

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15 Jenny Flake July 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

Wow, drooling over that first photo! Looks fabulous!!

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16 Maria July 11, 2011 at 10:51 am

I love the stacked pineapple! Great summer dessert!

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17 Bibi July 11, 2011 at 11:17 am

I think I just died and went to heaven….this is my kind of dessert.

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18 Jamie July 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

I don’t grill though I have been tempted to grill peaches on the stovetop grill. This pineapple dessert is a stunner and I am so making this dazzling rum sauce! Just a fabulous summer dessert, Dara!

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19 Marina @ Yummy Mummy July 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

Okay, this looks like something from a restaurant in Hawaii. I so could use a trip back to Hawaii right now. So I think I’ll make this :) Thanks!

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20 Bianca July 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I loved grilled fruit! The brown sugar rum sauce is such a nice personal touch, thanks. Keep giving great recipes, I love them!

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21 averagebetty July 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

“Brown Sugar Rum Sauce” just became four of my favorite words – perfect dessert for summer, Dara!!

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22 Donna July 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Thank you so much for hosting this fun blog event! What will I have to look forward to now that it is over??? Cheers!

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23 Kathleen July 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Would it be inappropriate to just eat the sauce with a straw? What? I’m just askin!

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24 Tracy July 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I love grilled pineapple and that sauce looks AMAZING. I am definitely going to have to give it a try!

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25 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker July 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I think this would be the perfect way for me to get my daily recommended servings of fruit :)

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26 Viviane Bauquet Farre July 12, 2011 at 7:25 am

What a great summertime dessert recipe. So sweet that I’m sure it satisfies after any meal! Great post.

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27 Barbara | Creative Culinary July 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

Really, why mess with cake and all that dough stuff anyhow? I end up picking off the best…the warm caramelized pineapple. So this cuts straight to the chase. I like!

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28 RavieNomNoms July 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Wow that is SO fabulous! I want that right now haha

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29 janet@fromcupcakestocaviar July 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Oh my, this looks good. I love pineapple and this looks like a non cake version of pineapple up side down cake. So definitely buzzed this!

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30 Kimby July 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Dara, this is definitely a “go to” post to bookmark (as are all of your “Get Grillin’” features.) Your recipes are always enticing and it’s fun to see the contributors’ photos and ideas, too. Happy Summer!

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31 Christine July 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Love grilled fruit. Great recipe.

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32 Ana Helena Campbell July 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I love pineapples! Reminds me so much when I lived in Brazil. Your post and photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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33 Carmen July 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

My favorite summertime treat: MINT DAZZLER
2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
3 eggs
3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped or 8 oz Cool Whip
1/2 package mini marshmallows
1/2 cup peppermint stick candy, crushed

Mix the vanilla wafers and the melted butter. Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Cream the softened butter and confectioner’s sugar. Add 3 eggs, beat well. Melt the squares of melted unsweetened chocolate over a double boiler. Slowly add the egg/sugar mixture and heat at a low temperature until cooked (few minutes). Spoon over crumbs and set in freezer.
Whip the whipping cream. Fold in the marshmallows. Spread marshmallow mixture over set chocolate layer. Sprinkle with the peppermint candy.
Freeze.

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34 Carmen July 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm
35 Carmen July 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I follow @cookincanuck on twitter (@cmouse01)

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36 Carmen July 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I now follow MarlaMeridith on twitter (@cmouse01)

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37 Sandra July 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I haven’t had grilled pineapple in ages! Thanks for the reminder.

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38 Monet July 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Just delicious. I love grilled pineapple. Isn’t it amazing how great fruit tastes after a little heat? Thank you for sharing this recipe with me. I hope you are having a blessed week, my friend. Much love!

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39 bianca July 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I look so forward to summertime to be able to grill pineapple again; it becomes so much better when grilled- if that’s even possible!

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40 MikeVFMK July 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

Dara, these grilled pineapples look incredible. Love this recipe! The grill marks, the sauce…drooling over here. Thank you!

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41 Belunda @zomppa July 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

Boy, I can almost taste this. Wonderful!

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42 HeatherChristo July 13, 2011 at 10:19 am

Gorgeous! I absolutely love grilled pineapple, and that sauce looks amazing!

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43 Angie July 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

This looks so good, I want to lick my screen!

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44 kankana July 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

This screams summer …grilled pineapple! And that sauce is going straight on my wish list.

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45 Aggie July 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Oh girrrllllll…..you are killing me with this!

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46 Skylar July 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Looks great! That sauce looks incredible, and the grilled pineapple, can’t go wrong

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47 Nancy@acommunaltable July 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

This has my husband’s name written all over it!!! He loves pineapple and loves grilled food – truly a match made in heaven!!!

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48 Jennifer @ Jane Deere July 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

I can’t wait to try this! I bookmarked it and I think I’ll make it this week when my sister comes in from Colorado! YUM!

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49 Jennifer @ Jane Deere July 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

Following Rouxbe on twitter!

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50 Jennifer @ Jane Deere July 14, 2011 at 9:51 am

Following Cookin’ Canuck on twitter.

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51 Jennifer @ Jane Deere July 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

Following Marla Meridith on twitter

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52 Jennifer @ Jane Deere July 14, 2011 at 9:53 am

“Liking” Rouxbe on fb!

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53 Elyse @The Cultural Dish July 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

I love grilled pineapple so much! I’m definitely saving this recipe for the sauce – looks fantastic!

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54 Elodie Jane Amora July 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I love Grilled Pineapple! :) the brown sugar rum sauce you made looks wonderful. although if I make it, I will omit the rum for my 2 year old daughter. :)

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55 Kay @ The Church Cook July 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

What a perfect way to eat pineapple! Great post, Dara.

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56 Dana July 15, 2011 at 7:39 am
57 Dana July 15, 2011 at 7:40 am

I follow you on twitter (@danacooks)

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58 Dana July 15, 2011 at 7:40 am

I follow Marla on Twitter (@danacooks)

Thanks for another great giveaway!!!

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59 Sandy July 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I’ve added my Blueberry Enchiladas with Cornmeal Crepe Recipe. They are a great “not so sweet” dessert or even brunch dish. You can bake then in a large dish and serve a crowd.

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60 Sandy July 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm
61 Joy July 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Ohh grilled pineapple.

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62 Kevin (Closet Cooking) August 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Grilled pineapple is so good and that is one amazing looking dessert!

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