Grilled pineapple with a bourbon mop sauce

Grilled and bourbon-infused pineapple

Even desserts turn out great on the grill. We’re grilling pineapple and infusing it with a bourbon mop sauce for that little extra flavor. Wonderful!

Cook Time 30 minutes
Start the grill 15 minutes


  • 1 pineapple (whole)
  • 0.5 cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 portions vanilla ice cream


  • Fire up the grill, prepare it for direct grilling. When the flames have died down and you have a nice bed of glowing embers, it's time to start grilling.
  • Place the pineapple on the grill grates above the charcoal.
    Grilling pineapple over glowing embers
  • Rotate the pineapple a little bit every 3-5 minutes, a little bit a time, for a total of 5-6 rotations. It should become almost all black.
  • When the pineapple is done, remove it and start with the mop sauce.
  • Pour bourbon and sugar in a pan and heat it up on the grill so the sugar dissolves.
    Bourbon mop sauce for the pineapple
  • Peel the pineapple with a knife and cut it in slices.
    Grilled pineapple being sliced
  • Place a griddle or cast iron pan on the grill and let it get hot. Now place the pineapple slices on the griddle and start searing.
  • Sear the slices 1-2 minutes per side, and then flip. After each flip you spoon the bourbon sauce on the slices.
  • Keep flipping and searing and mopping 3-4 times until the color looks nice.
  • Serve the slices in a bowl with some vanilla ice cream. If there's leftover mop sauce now is a good time to spoon the rest over the pineapple in the bowls.


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