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Sugar-crusted Grilled Pineapple with Pisco

Sugar-crusted Grilled Pineapple with Pisco

Though simple, this is a stunning dessert. Serve, if desired, with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream. Pisco is a South American brandy available in well-stocked liquor stores.


  • 1 cup turbinado sugar (also called Sugar in the Raw)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • One ripe pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch rings
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pisco or other brandy
  • Mint leaves, for garnish


Step 1

Place the sugar in a shallow bowl and whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

Step 2

Whisk together the olive oil and brandy in a small bowl or cup. Brush each slice of pineapple with the olive oil and brandy mixture and dredge in the spiced sugar. Shake off any excess sugar.

Step 3

Set up a grill for direct grilling and heat to medium-high. (Alternatively, use a grill pan or cast iron skillet.) Grill the pineapple rings for 2 minutes per side, or until they begin to brown. Serve warm, garnished with mint leaves.

Serves 6-8