You are going to love this Air Fryer Grilled Pineapple recipe. The yummy caramelized flavor, make this pineapple just melt in your mouth. With simple ingredients, this air-fried pineapple makes a perfect dessert.
Making this pineapple in the air fryer is so easy. The flavors combine so perfectly as it cooks, and the pineapple comes out soft, juicy, and perfectly sweet.
WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE
I love this recipe because pineapple is one of my favorite fruits. Even when it's warm, it's a perfect summer treat, but can also top our favorite dinner meats. Cooked pineapple is so versatile, it can be a side dish or dessert too!
Air fryer grilled pineapple has a very distinct flavor. The natural sweetness of pineapple along with with caramelization from the brown sugar, makes a delicious combination.
The pineapple will be sweet and juicy, with a tender crispness in every bite. Which is why it's perfect for topping desserts, meats, Asian meals, or just as a snack.
- pineapple-fresh pineapple or canned pineapple
- unsalted butter
- brown sugar- or honey or maple syrup
- granulated sugar
- ground cinnamon
First, place the pineapple slices into a large bowl.
Next, pour the melted butter into the bowl, and toss the pineapple until all of the pieces are well coated with the butter.
Once the pineapple is in butter, add in the sugars, cinnamon, and vanilla. Toss the pineapple until they are evenly coated in the mixture.
Place the coated pineapple slices in a single layer, in the air fryer basket.
Air fry pineapple at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8-10 minutes.
Halfway through cooking, toss the pineapple and pour any remaining butter and sugar mixture from the bowl onto the pineapple.
After you are done cooking the pineapple, you can decide how you want to serve it. Because it's so versatile, it can be a yummy warm side dish, or it can be a warm dessert topped with ice cream. Either way, you will love it.
If you are using fresh pineapple, you will want to choose a ripe pineapple. Find one that has a sweet smell and will be slightly soft when gently squeezed.
To cut fresh pineapple, first rinse the pineapple under cold water. Slice off the top of the pineapple, then the bottom. Make vertical cuts down the sides of the pineapple to remove the outer skin of the pineapple.
To remove the pineapple core, use a pineapple corer, or sharp knife. Then cut into rings or chunks.
Don't overcrowd or stack the pineapple pieces in the air fryer so they can cook evenly and the air flow isn't blocked. Keep an eye on the pineapple while making this recipe.
Depending on how thick you slice your pieces, cooking times may vary by a few minutes. For instance, if your slices are thicker, you will need to add a minute or two. Also, if they are thinner, you may need a minute or two less time.
Air fryer pineapple is such a fun, sweet fruit that can be switched up for a variety of flavor. Above all, try changing seasonings and spices to find your favorite.
Add ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chili powder for spicy flavor to enhance the sweet flavor of the pineapple.
For a tropical taste, toss in a tablespoon of shredded coconut before air frying. They will add an extra crispy toasty crunch of flavor, perfect for snacking! Toss with a bowl of other tropical fruits for a delicious treat.
Eat the pineapple as they are, or cut into smaller pieces and use for salad, Greek yogurt, or vanilla ice cream toppings. They are also delicious warm over savory dishes like grilled chicken, pork chops, steak, or salmon.
For a simple dessert, serve a bowl of pineapple chunks topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth craving! You can also just drizzle the pineapple with chocolate sauce or caramel sauce for a quick sweet treat.
STORING AND REHEATING
If you have leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, return the slices or pieces to the air fryer, and air fry for 2-3 minutes until warmed through.
Yes. Using canned pineapple rings or slices can save a lot of time when making this air fryer pineapple recipe. Just be sure to drain the excess liquid well before using.
The brown sugar will carnalize during air frying, making it lightly golden brown. If using fresh pineapple, air fry until it reaches your desired tenderness.
Tossing the pineapple helps ensure that both sides can caramelize and become tender, and will prevent uneven cooking.
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Air Fryer Grilled Pineapple
- Air Fryer
- 1 whole Pineapple peeled and cut into slices or chunks
- 4 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Place the cut pineapple into a large bowl.
- Pour the melted butter into the bowl, and toss the pineapple until all of the pieces are well coated with the butter.
- Add in the sugars, cinnamon, and vanilla. Toss the pineapple until they are evenly coated in the mixture.
- Place the coated pineapple slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 380 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes.
- Halfway through cooking, toss the pineapple and pour any remaining butter and sugar mixture from the bowl onto the pineapple.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.