The smokey infusion and caramelized sugars of grilled fruit make it a whole new taste experience. Grilled pineapple with a basting of brown sugar, butter, and rum flavoring will become one of your favorite side dishes and its super simple to make. No rum flavoring? Go ahead and substitute with dark rum, you’ll just need to adjust the amount.
1 ripe pineapple, peeled and cut into ½ inch thick slices. (Go ahead and leave the core, it will hold the pineapple together while you grill.)
4 tablespoons butter
½ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons rum flavoring or 3 tablespoons dark rum
- Prepare grill to medium heat. Melt butter and stir in brown sugar until dissolved, add rum flavoring. Brush onto both sides of the pineapple, let sit for a few minutes while the grill heats up.
- Once grill is medium heat, brush grates lightly with oil. Place pineapple slices on the grill. Cook until lightly browned and grill marks appear. Flip pineapple and baste with butter mixture. Continue cooking, and basting until pineapple is tender, 4 or 5 minutes, you want it golden brown, not charred.