I know it’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but it oh. so. yummy!!!
First, if you have never bought a pineapple that wasn’t cut yet, because you were too overwhelmed by the prospect of cutting it up, I want to help you with that. It is really simple.
The first thing you will do is cut off the end.
That almost looks morbid… like I chopped off it’s head… okay, don’t mind me… next step is to cut off the outside.
Stand the headless pineapple on it’s end and cut straight down on the outside. Basically the same as you would peel any other fruit.
Yes. I realize it’s not on the cutting board that’s sitting right there. I’m a bit ocd about it being on the cutting board… I don’t know where that pineapple has been… So once all the peeling is off, I rinse it and move it to the cutting board. You will see in the next picture it is nice and clean and on a clean cutting board. Please don’t judge me… You don’t have to be quite as neurotic as I am. :) You should be your own version of neurotic…
Anyway… next step is to core it. What this means is you will be cutting around the center part (the core) and discarding it. The core is hard and not fun to eat.
There is more than one way to core a pineapple, but for the purpose of the grilled pineapple recipe that will follow this tutorial, please do it like this:
After you cut off all the skin, keep it standing on it’s end and cut it in half down the middle, then cut it again to make 4 semi equal pieces.
Now, cut off the center corner of each of those pieces. You will be able to see where the core ends. It’s hard to show in pictures, or I would try to show you. And, really, if you leave part of the core on, it’s not the end of the world as we know it. So don’t let it stress you out.
Alright, the pineapple tutorial is finished and you are now ready to cut it up however you would like, but if you are making the grilled pineapple recipe, please continue reading. :)
Okay, now, cut those 4 pieces that are left lengthwise into 2-3 pieces each. Put them on a plate and sprinkle some cinnamon on them. (If you don’t have cinnamon, that’s okay, just skip that step.)
Take these pieces and throw them on your grill.
Leave them on for about 5 minutes or so, then take them off and enjoy!
This is such a perfect healthy dessert for any night! I suggest you put it on the grill when everyone is almost done with dinner or even when everyone is already finished eating. That way, they are nice and warm when it’s time to eat them.