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grilled pineapple pound cake

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Christa Arwood
Harriman, TN

My sister cannot get enough of this. Any time I am grilling, you better believe she is asking if I am making this for dessert. I think she would prefer to have it over anything else, and it's so super simple to make.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a great warm weather dessert. Grilling brings out the sweetness of the pineapple and adds a bit of smoky flavor too. The brown sugar caramelizes on the pineapple and is so yummy. Very simple and delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled pineapple pound cake

  • 1
    whole peeled and cored pineapple; cut into slices
  • 1
    premade frozen pound cake (thawed and sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • drizzle of caramel sauce

How To Make grilled pineapple pound cake

  • Sliced pineapple coated in a little oil.
    Slice pineapple into 1 - 1/2 inch slices. Coat each slice with oil and rub it in.
  • Brown sugar sprinkled over the pineapple.
    Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Cutting the pound cake into slices.
    Slice pound cake into 2-inch slices. I try to get as many pound cake slices as I have pineapple slices. Sometimes there is more of one and less of another... just eyeball it.
  • Grilling the pineapple.
    Place pineapple slices on hot grill and allow sugar to caramelize on them. When grill marks are formed, flip and cook the other side. This usually takes only one to two minutes. It's a quick process.
  • Grilling the poundcake.
    Place cake slices on grill and toast. Get grill marks on them. Flipping to do both sides. This shouldn't take more than one to two minutes per side.
  • Grilled pineapple and pound cake with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle of caramel.
    Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce (I use ice cream topping, but you could make your own caramel if you have the time).