Rum Soaked Pineapple Dessert

As the summer heat begins to rise, there’s nothing quite like the sizzle of a grill and the sweet aroma of rum soaked pineapple caramelizing over an open flame. A rum soaked pineapple dessert on the grill is not only a delicious addition to top off your summer BBQ, but also a fun and easy treat that will impress your guests. The combination of char grilled pineapple soaked in rum creates a mouthwatering dessert that is sure to become a new favorite at your outdoor gatherings. Let’s explore how to make this incredible dish and elevate your grilling game this season.

Three Sweet Ingredients

Who said your summer desserts can’t be both sweet and easy to make? You just spent hours grilling, smoking and hosting, why not relax and unwind with the guests and enjoy this delicious and easy dessert. Simply made with just 3 ingredients.

  1. Pineapple
  2. Rum (use whatever you want, some different brands will provide a twist in flavor as well)
  3. Brown Sugar

If you want some optional toppings after your grill the pineapple, here are a couple of suggestions:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream

With the ingredients laid out, let’s start making the dessert!

Rum Soaked Pineapple Prep

If using fresh pineapple, start off by removing the rind. I stand the pineapple up and slice down on the rind. After that is completed, cut the pineapple into slices, I cut mine about 1/2″ – 3/4″ thick.

This is the easiest marinade you will ever do from here! Pour your rum into a bag or container, add the pineapple slices, close it up, place in the regfrigator and let the pineapple soak in the rum for about 1-2 hours. The longer you go, the strong the rum flavor.

Before you remove the slices from the rum, start your grill. We are going to start the pineapple out with some indirect heat at 400°, so get yourself set up with 2 zones on the grill.

After soaking the pineapple slices, remove from the bag or container, pat them dry and we are going to add some brown sugar to the top. After you have topped the pineapple with brown sugar, we are going to place them on the grill.

Pineapple Grilled Dessert

Grilling the pineapple will be relatively quick. As I mentioned above, we start off with some indirect heat, giving the pineapple a chance to soften up and give the brown sugar a chance to caramelize. After 15 minutes, we make the transfer over to direct heat. Let the pineapple grill over high heat, about 5 minutes on just the one side. Let it got for about 5 minutes or until you get some nice grill marks on the bottom.

Rum Soaked Pineapple, straight off the grill

When you reach that point, you can remove, let cool down for a minute and prepare to serve.

Serving Rum Soaked Pineapple

Serving grilled rum soaked pineapple with ice cream and whipped cream is a delightful summer dessert that is sure to impress your guests. The combination of the char grilled pineapple, the sweet and boozy rum marinade, along with a scoop of ice cream, and whipped cream creates a blend of flavors and textures that will leave everyone wanting more. This simple yet elegant dessert is perfect for any summer gathering or special occasion, adding a touch of tropical flair to any meal. So fire up the grill, grab some fresh pineapple, and get ready to indulge in this delicious treat that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

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Yield: 2

Rum Soaked Pineapple Dessert

Rum Soaked Pineapple Dessert

Fire up the grill and get ready to impress your guests with this mouthwatering recipe for rum soaked grilled pineapple

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


  • 2 slices of whole pineapple, about 1/2" - 3/4" thick
  • 1.5 cups of rum
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Using a full pineapple, remove the rind, slice into pieces about 1/2" - 3/4" thick
  2. Place the slices in a resealable bag or container and add the rum
  3. Soak for a minimum of 1 hour, you can go as long as overnight. The longer you go the stronger the rum flavor.
  4. After soaking, remove from the rum, pat dry and coat with brown sugar
  5. Start the grill for 400°, set the grill for two zones as we will start out with indirect and then move to direct.
  6. Grill the slices for about 15 minutes with indirect heat
  7. After 15 minutes transfer to direct heat for another 5 minutes, just you get some grill marks on the bottom side.
  8. When done, let cool down for a few minutes and then either serve as is, or top with some vanilla ice cream or whip cream


Optional: Top this recipe off with some vanilla ice cream or whip cream, or maybe both!

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 747Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 31gProtein: 1g

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