Pina Colada Grilled Pineapple Recipe
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Pina Colada Grilled Pineapple Recipe

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During a cookout with friends, I forgot about dessert. I had a fresh pineapple and coconut, so I improvised. Now I grill pineapple at every cookout. —Josee Lanzi, New Port Richey, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted


  1. In a large bowl, combine whipped topping, lemon peel and extract. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. In a small bowl, combine oil and cinnamon. Brush over both sides of pineapple slices.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill pineapple, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Place pineapple on dessert plates. Top with whipped topping mixture; sprinkle with coconut. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Pina Colada Grilled Pineapple in Grill It Bookazine 2016, p132

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