Blackstone Griddle Pineapple– If you have been looking for the perfect way to cook fresh pineapple on the Blackstone, this recipe will amaze you! It’s the ideal Blackstone Grill pineapple recipe!

Blackstone Pineapple

This is a great way to make grilled pineapple; this will bring your Blackstone experience to the next level, and of course, who doesn’t love perfect grill marks on their pineapple? 

Blackstone Pineapple Recipe

Tantalize your taste buds with this exquisite Blackstone Pineapple Recipe, a delightful culinary adventure that effortlessly marries the tropical sweetness of pineapple with the smoky charm of the Blackstone griddle.

Whether you’re looking to elevate a summertime barbecue or introduce an unexpected star to a dinner party, this recipe promises to bring sunshine to your plate. Dive into the flavors of the tropics and let the combination of caramelized pineapple and subtle char transport you to a sun-soaked beach with every bite. Get ready to be swept away by this tropical treat that’s as refreshing as it is delicious.

Blackstone Pineapple

Why You Will Love Cooking Pineapple On A Flat-Top Griddle

Cooking pineapple on a flat-top grill is a delightful culinary experience and offers many benefits that’ll make you fall in love with the method. Here’s why:

  • Caramelized Perfection: The grill’s even heating transforms the natural sugars in the pineapple into a caramelized treat. This process enhances the fruit’s sweetness and creates a tantalizingly crispy exterior.
  • Even Cooking: A flat-top griddle ensures uniform heat distribution, unlike other cooking methods. This guarantees that each pineapple slice or chunk is cooked to the same degree of perfection.
  • Enhanced Flavors: The quick sear on the grill can intensify the pineapple’s flavors, making them more robust and rich. This is especially beneficial if you want to make dishes where the pineapple needs to stand out.
  • Smoky Undertones: The slight char you achieve when griddling gives the pineapple an added layer of smokiness. This smoky flavor complements the natural sweetness and creates a multidimensional taste experience.
  • Versatility: Whether you want to serve it as a standalone treat, as a side, or use it in savory dishes like tacos or burgers, griddled pineapple is incredibly versatile. Its unique flavor profile can enhance a wide range of dishes.
  • Quick and Easy: Griddling pineapple is a fast process. You have a deliciously charred and caramelized treat within minutes, perfect for spontaneous summer desserts or short meal additions.
  • Health Benefits: Griddling, as a method, retains most of the fruit’s nutrients. Furthermore, pineapples are packed with vitamin C, manganese, and bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties. By griddling, you’re ensuring a tasty treat that’s also beneficial.

In short, using a flat-top griddle for pineapples elevates the fruit’s natural charm, making it a method that’s both rewarding in taste and texture. Once you’ve tried it, it might become your go-to way of enjoying this tropical delight!

Ingredients Needed For Blackstone Pineapple

Are you looking for a delicious and fruity cocktail to make for your next party? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Blackstone Pineapple is an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing drink that will spark conversation at your get-together. This tropical beverage has just four simple ingredients. This might be the best dessert you can make on the Blackstone

Ingredients Needed For Blackstone Pineapple

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post, as well as the nutritional information. 

  • Fresh Pineapple: Opt for a ripe but firm pineapple to the touch. A ripe pineapple typically has a sweet aroma at the base and a slight give when you squeeze it. If you want to bring canned pineapple, the recipe will work the same (perfect for camping)
  • Cooking Oil or Melted Butter: This is used for brushing the pineapple before griddling. Using butter will provide a richer flavor, but a neutral cooking oil (like vegetable or canola) will ensure the pineapple’s natural taste shines through.
  • Brown Sugar (Optional): Brown sugar can be sprinkled on the pineapple slices before griddling for added caramelization and sweetness.
  • Ground Cinnamon (Optional):  A sprinkle of cinnamon can enhance the pineapple’s warm, tropical flavor.
  • KosherSalt (Optional): A touch of salt can bring out the sweetness of the pineapple and contrast the caramelized sugars.
  • Lime or Lemon Zest (Optional): The zest can be sprinkled on after griddling for an added zesty kick, refreshingly contrasting the sweet and smoky pineapple.
  • Fresh Mint (Optional, for garnish): Fresh mint leaves can provide a refreshing burst and a splash of color when garnishing the grilled pineapple.

How To Make Pineapple On Blackstone Griddle

Do you love the delicious taste of fresh pineapple? Have you ever wanted to cook it on your Blackstone griddle? If so, this blog post is for you! Whether you’re an experienced chef looking for new ideas or a novice beginner wanting to explore flavors, I’ll show you how to make pineapple on your griddle step-by-step.

With just a few simple ingredients and tools in your kitchen pantry, you’ll soon be able to whip up dishes that will impress everyone around the dinner table. Plus, the entire cooking process from start to finish shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes – perfect when time is limited! Ready? Let’s get started!

How To Make Pineapple On Blackstone Griddle

Prepare the Pineapple

  • Begin by trimming off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Stand it upright and slice down the sides to remove the skin. Ensure all the brown eyes are drawn.
  • Slice pineapple into rounds or wedges, depending on your preference. If you’re using bands, leave the core (center of the pineapple) in for presentation and remove it while eating or core each round using a small cookie cutter or knife.
How To Make Pineapple On Blackstone Griddle

Preheat the Griddle

  • Heat your Blackstone grill to medium heat or medium-high heat, and brush the Blackstone with olive oil or vegetable oil.

Prep the Pineapple Slices

  • Combine melted butter or oil in a large bowl with optional ingredients like brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Brush each pineapple slice or wedge generously on both sides with the mixture.
How To Make Pineapple On Blackstone Griddle

Griddle the Pineapple

  • Once the grill is hot, place pineapple slices onto the surface.
  • Set the cooking time for 2-3 minutes on each side or until you see a nice caramelization and griddle marks on the pineapple slices. The exact time can vary based on the heat and thickness of the pieces.

Serve

  • Once perfectly caramelized, remove the pineapple slices from the grill.
  • For a refreshing twist, sprinkle some lime or lemon zest on top. You can also garnish with fresh mint leaves for added color and flavor.
  • Serve immediately while still warm. It pairs perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a side for grilled meats or on its own!

Optional Toppings and Additions

  • Drizzle with honey or maple syrup for added sweetness.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of chili powder or cayenne for a spicy kick.
  • Top with a scoop of coconut ice cream for a tropical dessert.

Cooking pineapple on a Blackstone griddle brings out its natural sweetness while adding a delightful smoky char. It’s an easy and delicious treat that is perfect for any occasion!

Blackstone Pineapple

Pro Tips For Blackstone Pineapple

  • Choose the Right Pineapple: Opt for a ripe but firm pineapple. The base should exude a sweet aroma. A too-soft pineapple can become mushy when grilled.
  • Uniform Slices: Ensure that the pineapple slices are of uniform thickness. This helps in even cooking and caramelization. A thickness of about ½ inch is ideal.
  • Prevent Sticking: Even though the Blackstone skillet is non-stick, brushing the pineapple with oil or butter ensures it doesn’t stick and provides a richer flavor.
  • Monitor the Heat: Keep a consistent medium-high heat. Too high, and the sugars in the pineapple can burn quickly. Too low, and you won’t achieve the desired caramelization.
  • Adjust Cooking Time: If you’ve marinated the pineapple in a sugar-based mixture, it may caramelize faster. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Pineapple pairs wonderfully with various flavors. Try brushing with a mix of rum and brown sugar or sprinkling with salt after griddling to enhance the sweet-savory balance.
  • Pairing Options: Think of complementary flavors when serving. Coconut, rum, mint, and spicy flavors like chili go great with caramelized pineapple.
  • Quick Cleanup: After griddling, while the Blackstone is still slightly warm, pour some water onto it and scrub it with a grill brush. This helps remove any sticky residue from the caramelized sugars and makes cleanup easier.
  • Presentation Matters: For an elegant presentation, serve with a drizzle of chocolate sauce, a sprinkle of toasted coconut, or alongside a scoop of ice cream.

Remember, like any grilling or cooking method, practice makes perfect. The more you griddle, the better you’ll get at gauging the right temperature and time for your desired outcome. Happy grilling!

Blackstone Pineapple

Why griddle pineapple?

Griddling caramelizes the natural sugars in the pineapple, enhancing its sweetness and giving it a delicious char. This adds a smoky flavor, creating a unique taste experience. It is the perfect Blackstone Recipe for camping and an ideal way to make tropical fruit. 

Can I use canned pineapple slices?

While fresh pineapple is recommended for optimal taste and texture, you can use well-drained canned slices or spears. However, they might be softer and require less cooking time.

How can I tell if my pineapple is ripe? 

A ripe pineapple has a sweet aroma at the base, vibrant yellow-gold skin, and feels slightly soft when squeezed gently. Avoid pineapples with a fermented smell or overly weak spots.

Can I marinate the pineapple slices before riddling? 

Absolutely! Marinades like rum, brown sugar, or a mix of honey and lime can enhance the flavor. However, sugar-based marinades can cause faster caramelization, so adjust your cooking time accordingly.

What other fruits can I griddle on the Blackstone? 

Apart from pineapple, fruits like peaches, plums, and mangoes are also great for griddling. They caramelize beautifully and acquire a delightful smoky note.

How do I clean my Blackstone griddle after cooking sugary fruits?

Once you’re done griddling, while the grill is still warm, pour some water on it and use a grill brush to scrub away any sticky residue. This helps remove caramelized sugars and ensures an easier cleanup.

Can I use the griddled pineapple in other dishes?

Absolutely! Griddled pineapple is versatile. You can use it as a topping for desserts like ice cream or yogurt, incorporate it into salsas, serve it alongside grilled meats for a tropical twist, or even blend it into smoothies for a smoky flavor.

Do I need to core the pineapple before griddling?

It’s up to your preference. If you slice the pineapple into rounds, you can leave the core in for presentation and remove it while eating. However, for easier eating, you can core each game before riddling. I will note that the fibrous core is best to remove before grilling. Remove the perimeter of the fruit, as the pineapple has a tough outer skin, before slicing. 

How do I prevent the pineapple from getting too soft or mushy?

Ensure you choose a pineapple that’s ripe but still firm. Also, don’t over-marinate, and be cautious with the cooking time. Overcooking can make the pineapple too soft.

Can I use this griddled pineapple recipe for BBQs or other grills?

Yes, the basic principles apply. While the Blackstone griddle offers a flat surface that’s great for even caramelization, you can achieve similar delicious results on a BBQ grill. Just be attentive to prevent burning due to the grill’s open flame.

How to store

Remove the cooked pineapple from the Blackstone grill and let it cool to room temperature before placing it in an airtight container. 

Griddling pineapple on a Blackstone is a straightforward process, but like with any culinary method, the little nuances and tips make the difference. This recipe will give you teh best and delicious results every time.

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Blackstone Pineapple

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

Blackstone Griddle Pineapple– If you have been looking for the perfect way to cook fresh pineapple on the Blackstone, this recipe will amaze you! It's the ideal Blackstone Grill pineapple recipe!

Ingredients 

  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 2-3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest, optional

Instructions

  • Begin by trimming off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Stand it upright and slice down the sides to remove the skin. Ensure all the brown eyes are removed.
  • Slice the pineapple into rounds or wedges, depending on your preference. If you’re using rounds, you can either leave the core in for presentation and remove it while eating or core each round using a small cookie cutter or knife.
  • Heat your Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat.
  • In a bowl, combine melted butter or oil with optional ingredients like brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Brush each pineapple slice or wedge generously on both sides with the mixture.
  • Once the griddle is hot, place the pineapple slices onto the surface.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until you see a nice caramelization and griddle marks on the pineapple slices. The exact time can vary based on the heat and thickness of the slices.
  • Once perfectly caramelized, remove the pineapple slices from the griddle.
  • For a refreshing twist, sprinkle some lime or lemon zest on top. You can also garnish with fresh mint leaves for added color and flavor.
  • Serve immediately while still warm. It pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream, as a side for grilled meats, or even on its own!

Equipment

  • Blackstone Griddle, or Flat-Top Grill
  • Cooking Oil

Notes

Optional Toppings and Additions:
  • Drizzle with honey or maple syrup for added sweetness.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of chili powder or cayenne for a spicy kick.
  • Top with a scoop of coconut ice cream for a tropical dessert.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.02gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 74mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.04mg

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