Caramel Grilled Pineapple Sundaes

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by SrtaMaestra

Okay, so I know that we really cheated on the sauce by using a jarred sauce, but this is exactly what we served to some guests for a last minute dessert after a meal of "Brats--Our Way" and grilled corn on the cob, and they loved it! For four adults and two small children, this really was just barely enough, and we could have probably eaten another pineapple. I noticed that most other pineapple recipes here involve marinating the pineapple or brushing it with something just before grilling. We've never tried that, but really enjoy the simple, fresh taste of the pineapple without other added ingredients. If you've never tried grilled pineapple, you owe it to your tastebuds to try one of the recipes for it here on the zaar!

Top Review by Chef Jean

Ok, this was awesome! I actually pan seared the pineapple in a little bit of butter and I made my own caramel sauce. I got a great sear on the pineapple and it was very similar to grilling, the flavors combined were spot on. DH even came back to eat some more of mine ( he usually only takes a bite of dessert and his on his way). Thanks SrtaMaestra. Made for PRMR 9/08.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pineapple (fresh and ripe)
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping (You will have plenty left)
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream (also, you'll have some left)


  1. Peel, core, and slice pineapple into 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick rings. If your pineapple is already cored and sliced in a way that makes it impossible to cut into rings, just cut into big wedges. Pieces that are cut too small make it difficult to grill without losing pieces in the grill, as the pineapple will soften somewhat.
  2. Grill on a lightly oiled BBQ grill grate over medium to high heat, turning once, until the pineapple has nice grill marks, is warm, and slightly softened. Time will vary depending on your grill, but your eyes and your nose will tell you when it's ready!
  3. Warm caramel ice cream topping in microwave according to package directions.
  4. Assemble sundaes by placing a portion of pineapple in the bottom of each bowl. Top with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, end drizzle a large spoonful of warm caramel topping over the top, and serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy the compliments from your guests.
  6. Grin as they ooooh and aahhhh over what a genius you are! :).

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