Here’s a fun question for ya – have you ever had the pleasure of enjoying your dessert straight off the grill? If your answer is no, then today you are in for a real treat! Although it may sound kinda strange to the uninitiated, hold off on your judgement until after you’ve tried this sweet treat. Because today, we are going to make a dessert called Calypso Grilled Pineapple. I promise you that these scrumptious babies are the best grilled pineapples that you will ever have. Afterwards, if you’re not convinced that these sweet treats aren’t one of the best grilled deserts that you’ve ever had…well, you have my permission to go back to grilling your hamburgers and hot dogs.
See folks – barbecuing ain’t just about cookin’ meat. Although that is definitely what brings the crowds running, a well executed surprise maneuver (in the form of these tasty little devils) will turn you into the talk of the neighborhood. As always, it’s fun and easy to fix up this grilled dessert. Let’s begin, shall we?
First Get Your Ingredients
For starters, pineapples are one of my favorite fruits, so this treat is my most favorite. And I tend to save it for special occasions because it’s so good. And the best part about it is how simple it is to make. All you’ll need are seven ingredients in these measurements:
a whole pineapple, cut into 8 wedges
½ cup honey
½ cup Worcestershire sauce
½ cup light brown sugar(packed)
½ cup dark rum
1 package of vanilla ice cream
1 stick of butter (margarine is fine)
Next Make the Marinade
Grab yourself a three quart saucepan and combine the Worcestershire, honey, butter, sugar and
rum. Cook it up on the range under medium heat until your mixture boils, stirring as needed. Then turn your heat down to simmer (turn the heat down to Low) for 12-15 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring the sauce until it has thickened. When your sauce has thickened, turn off the heat, move your mixture off of that hot burner and let it cool off completely.
When you are sure that the marinade has cooled off, coat the pineapple wedges with the sauce. They are now ready for the grill.
Prepare the Pineapple
As usual, you want to make absolutely sure that your grill is clean before you begin. Next, take a clean cloth (or sturdy paper towel) and coat the grill grates in vegetable oil. Now put your marinated wedges on the grill and let them cook for 4 or 5 minutes per side. Be sure to keep the sauce handy to baste your fruit periodically. Also, watch them to make sure that they don’t get soft and mushy.
When done, serve em up with your ice cream and the extra sauce can be used as a topping. Add whip cream, or other fruit if you like and enjoy! You have successfully made the best grilled pineapples known to the Land of Barbecue.