Brazilian Pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Just finished off that great Caribbean jerk chicken you cooked on your Big Easy? Well, it’s time for dessert! Time to make Brazilian pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy! And man, oh man, what a delightful treat it is, too! Deliciously sweet pineapple, brushed with coconut milk and sprinkled with cinnamon-infused sugar. Roasted to perfection.
Brazilian Pineapple on the Char-Broil Big EasyBrazilian pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy can be sliced and eaten as-is. Nothing else is required. But it’s even better topped with some cooling whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. This dessert is so good that we made it twice in one week!

You start by cutting the ends and rind off of a pineapple. Do not remove the core! Then you remove the eyes in a spiral pattern. I never realized that the eyes grow at about a 45 degree angle on the sides of the pineapple. Just remove them using a sharp knife, creating a nice little ‘canyon’ to hold the coconut milk and cinnamon sugar.

Brazilian Pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I lined a bunk-bed basket with foil to make cleanup easier. Lowered it into the Big Easy and let it go until it started to brown, about 30 minutes. Your time may vary, and you may want your pineapple to be a bit more caramelized. Use your own judgement. I don’t think you can go wrong no matter what!

Brazilian Pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I let the pineapple rest a bit before I sliced it. It’s pretty darned hot right out of the Big Easy! And if you don’t have a Big Easy (and really, you should have at least one!) you can also make this recipe using a gas or charcoal grill with a rotisserie.

You’ll love serving this pineapple with my Huli-Huli chicken. Also try my Bloomin’ apples, also made on the Big Easy!

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Brazilian Pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 314kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves optional
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • whipped cream for serving, if desired

Instructions

  • Twist off the crown of the pineapple and cut off the ends. Cut down the sides to remove the rind. Then, using a sharp knife, cut spiral cuts up the sides of the pineapple to remove the eyes.
  • Place the sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a bowl and stir to mix.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Brush the pineapple with the coconut milk. Dust heavily with the cinnamon sugar mix. Transfer to the Big Easy basket.
  • Transfer basket to the Big Easy and roast until the pineapple starts to turn golden brown.
  • Remove and let cool 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with whipped cream.

Notes

Depending on the size of your pineapple and how heavy handed you are with the spices, you might have enough of the cinnamon sugar mix to make 2 pineapples.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 72.3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Oh how I do love cooking Twinkies on my Char-Broil Big Easy. They’re the world’s easiest dessert. And they can be topped with darn near anything you have in the pantry, fridge or freezer. The Twinkies only take a few minutes to get a nice little crunch on the outside, while the insides get all oooey gooey. I topped my loaded roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy with Nutella, marshmallows, whipped cream, toffee and for a hint of healthy, some fresh strawberries.
Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big EasySpreading a bit of Nutella on the Twinkies first gives the remaining ingredients something to hold onto. They don’t slide off and into the pan. Now, I’m not saying that if they did slide off that it’d be the end of world, no, but loaded roasted Twinkies need to be mounded with toppings. The more, the better.

Also make up a batch of chocolate chip cookies or some bloomin’ apples for dessert. On your Big Easy. Yep, that’s right, on your Big Easy!

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Loaded Roasted Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll need a small pie pan or other dish for the Twinkies. Do not roast them directly on the Big Easy rack.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Nutella divided
  • 2 Twinkies
  • Handful miniature marshmallows
  • Whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup Toffee pieces
  • Fresh berries

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Spread most of the Nutella out on the bottom of the pie pan.
  • Add the Twinkies then top with the remaining Nutella (It gives the marshmallows something to stick to).
  • Place into the Big Easy for 10 minutes or until the Twinkies start to brown and crisp a bit and the marshmallows have melted.
  • Remove and add whipped cream, Toffee and berries. Serve.

Chocolate Chip Cookies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I recently picked up a Char-Broil Cooking Rack for my Big Easy. The rack lets me cook up to 6 small trays of food at once, sorta like my Wingin’ator 3000 modification. My knee-jerk reaction was “Oh yes! I gotta do some wings!” but I resisted and went simple so I can learn how the rack does in the cooker. How much simpler can you get than baking up a batch of chocolate chip cookies? In no time at all I was enjoying some ooey-gooey cookies hot off my Big Easy oil-less fryer.

Chocolate Chips Cookies on the Char-Broil Big EasyThis is the perfect dessert for an outdoor party after you’ve already cooked your wings, chicken, ribs, whatever great dish, in your Big Easy. I used refrigerated pre-made cookie dough, but your homemade cookie version will work just as well. I found that the cook time matched what the package stated for indoor cooking. Easy.

The cookies on the bottom trays cooked a bit quicker than those on the top. I was cooking on a cool (45 degrees F) day, with a light breeze, and that probably didn’t help. I did keep the wire mesh top on the cooker the entire time.

Also try my super loaded Twinkies also made on the Big Easy.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll need a Big Easy Cooking Rack, which has 6 trays, to cook an entire batch of cookies at once.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Wrap the racks in foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Add 4 cookie squares to each rack as shown in the picture.
  • Cook for approximately 14 minutes. Start checking them after 10 minutes as the cook time will vary depending on weather conditions.
  • Remove and let cool completely before removing from the racks.

Bloomin’ Apples on the Char-Broil Big Easy

These bloomin’ apples on the Char-Broil Big Easy were definitely one of the tastiest things I’ve ever made. Each bite was like biting into a hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven apple pie. Perfect. Just delicious!

The apples take only a few minutes to prepare and cook. And I was a bit nervous my first time cutting them. But I found it to be completely painless and rather fun. Everything you need to make these is probably already in your pantry – you just need a few apples and you’re ready to enjoy the perfect dessert right from your Big Easy!
Bloomin' Apples on the Char-Broil Big EasyBloomin’ apples on the Char-Broil Big Easy can be topped with just about anything. Whipped cream. Melted caramel. Toasted nuts. You name it. Or just eat (er… devour) them with a simple scoop of good ole vanilla ice cream.

Also try my Brazilian pineapple on the Char-Broil Big Easy.

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Bloomin' Apples on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 apples

Ingredients

  • 2 Honey Crisp apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 caramels divided
  • Your favorite toppings ice cream, whipped cream, caramel topping, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc
  • Note: If you add ice cream to the tops of the cooked apples it will cause the caramel mixture to harden. You may prefer to serve the ice cream on the side or do as I did and eat the apples soon after adding the ice cream!

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy or preheat an oven to 350 F.
  • Cut about 1/2" off the tops of the apples, getting all of the stems.
  • Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out the core of the apples. Get just enough to get the seeds.
  • Using a sharp knife, make 2 circular cuts, one inside the other, around the inside of the apples from the top. You want two concentric circles. Be careful to not cut through the apples. See the picture above.
  • Turn the apples over so that they are lying flat on the cut tops.
  • Take a knife and make cuts down the sides if the apples. Start about 1/2" from the center of each apple and slice downward.
  • Turn the apples back over.
  • Melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar until dissolved.
  • Stir in the flour and cinnamon.
  • Place 2 caramels in the hollowed out centers of each apple.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the tops.
  • Transfer apples to a Big Easy basket and place into the cooker. Roast for about 20 minutes, checking for tenderness. I used a long metal skewer to gently poke the apples to see if they were soft.
  • For oven cooking, transfer the apples to a baking sheet lined with foil and bake 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  • Your apples may take longer than mine. Start checking them after 20 minutes.
  • Remove apples and add your favorite toppings.

Mini Classic Cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I made mini pumpkin cheesecakes for Thanksgiving. They were a big hit. That got me jonesin’ for a more traditional cheesecake. So, that’s what I made! I love making mini classic cheesecakes on my Char-Broil Big Easy. It can’t get much easier.

The Big Easy does cook at a high temperature, so you do have to make sure you don’t overcook the cheesecakes, but it’s still easy. You’ll be rewarded with smooth creamy cheesecake with that light vanilla flavor. Perfect. And all in a single-serve size, so you’re not quite as tempted (maybe) to have more than one.
Mini Classic Cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy
I am not a baker. Not even close. Yet I found these mini classic cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy to be very easy to make. I did learn a few things along the way. You really need to make sure you don’t overcook them. Do not let them go over 150 F. And, they may crack a bit no matter how hard you try. That’s ok, the cracks add character.

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Mini Classic Cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll need the Char-Broil Big Easy Bunk Bed basket to double the number of cheesecakes that you can cook at once.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 18 pies
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla into a mixer and beat until blended.
  • With the mixer still running on low speed, add the eggs one-at-a-time until blended.
  • Divide mixture between the crusts. Depending on how full you fill them you might not need all 18 crusts.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Working in batches, add pies to the basket and bunk bed basket and lower into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145-150 F. Use an instant-read thermometer to test the temperature. Do not overcook. The cheesecakes will continue cooking just a bit after being removed from the Big Easy.
  • Remove and let cool.

Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I grilled Twinkies not long ago, and I thought, “Hey, these are good!”. Then, yesterday I tossed some Twinkies into my Char-Broil Big Easy for just a few minutes, and I thought, “Wow, these are absolutely INCREDIBLE!”. The Twinkies get a fantastic crust on them, while the insides get all ooey gooey, marshmallowy yummy! I mean, these little treats are beyond addicting!
Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big EasyI drizzled a bit of strawberry syrup over the Twinkies to make them extra-special. Chocolate syrup. Roasted nuts. Whipped cream. Anything can be added, but they are also beyond fantastic by themselves. You can fit a lot of Twinkies on the Big Easy at once, specially if you have the Bunk Bed basket or a Wingin’ator 3000, making them the perfect dessert for a crowd.

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Twinkies on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Twinkies
  • Your favorite toppings syrup, fruit, roasted nuts, whipped cream, ice cream, you name it!

Instructions

  • Fire up your Char-Broil Big Easy.
  • Remove the Twinkies from the wrapping and place in the Big Easy basket.
  • Lower basket into the cooker and cook for 5 minutes or until hot and starting to get toasty crunchy on the outside.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before serving.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy

What started out as an experiment to see if I could bake miniature pumpkin cheesecakes on my Char-Broil Big Easy ended up being one of the best tasting desserts I’ve had in a long time. I was contemplating Thanksgiving, and dreaming about how great a turkey out of my Big Easy tastes, when it dawned on me…. why not also use the Big Easy for making dessert?

These little cheesecakes take less than 30 minutes to cook. They need to chill overnight. Well, they should chill overnight… I can’t say that all of them lasted that long. I think you can shortcut the chilling by placing them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. And the taste? Phenomenal! Fantastic pumpkin flavor. Creamy. The best pumpkin cheesecake you can imagine.
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big EasyMini pumpkin cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy are the best way to cap off a great turkey dinner. If you prefer a non-Thanksgiving version, try my Big Easy mini classic cheesecakes.

I used pre-made miniature pie crusts and cooked them in the Big Easy using the baking pans designed specifically for the cooker. If you don’t have them (they’re also great for making mini pizzas) you can use the standard basket that comes with the Big Easy (you can cook 4 pies at a time) and better yet, use the bunk bed basket which doubles the number of pies you can cook at a time.

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The filling mixture makes approximately 5 cups.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 hours
Total Time 13 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 packages of 6 Keebler Ready Crust Mini Graham Pie Crusts
  • 3 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy or preheat an oven to 350 F.
  • Place cream cheese in a mixer and beat until creamy.
  • With the mixer still running, add the eggs one at a time.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into the pie crusts, about 1/3 cup each. Do not overfill. You may not need all 24 crusts.
  • Place in the Big Easy (you'll have to work in batches) or oven, and cook 15-20 minutes or until batter has set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly then refrigerate overnight before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired.