Brazilian Rotisserie Pineapple

For almost 20 years I wondered why I didn’t get a rotisserie when I bought my first grill. Well, I solved that problem when I bought a Weber Summit S-670. I never knew how much I needed a rotisserie until I got one. Besides the ‘usual’ stuff like rotisserie chicken or ham, I also get to make delicious dishes like this Brazilian rotisserie pineapple. The pineapple is brushed with coconut milk then coated in cinnamon sugar. Onto the grill for a while and then sliced and served with whipped cream, it’s one delicious dessert!
Brazilian Rotisserie Pineapple

One of the things I learned while making Brazilian rotisserie pineapple is that the eyes on a pineapple grow up the sides at an angle. You get a really great presentation when you remove them in a spiral pattern. And it gives the coconut milk and cinnamon sugar more places to stick to. Win!

You don’t need a massive Weber S-670 to make this. Any grill, gas or charcoal (Weber makes a rotisserie that works with their charcoal grill too!), with a rotisserie will do just fine. Just remember that you skewer the pineapple from the side and not lengthwise thru the core (which would be pretty hard to do!).

If you have a Char-Broil Big Easy you can make this great dessert on it, too!

Brazilian Rotisserie Pineapple

Course Dessert
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves optional
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

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. Get that rotisserie ready!
  • Skewer the pineapple crosswise with the rotisserie and NOT thru the length of the core.
  • Brush the pineapple with the coconut milk. Dust heavily with the cinnamon sugar mix.
  • 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.

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.

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