From pineapple chicken to classic pineapple upside down cake and more, add a punch of tropical flavour to your summertime cooking with this collection of sweet, juicy pineapple recipes.
Hawaiian pizza may sound (and taste) exotic, but it’s actually an Ontario creation!Unlike other pies, the Hawaiian delivers big on the salty-sweet flavours so many of us crave.
Grilled Peaches and Pineapple
Burgers are great, but a mind-blowing moment is when you first toss summer fruit on your grill. Pineapple and peaches are a great place to start, producing juicy, caramelized flavour that is best enjoyed with vanilla ice cream.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Believe it or not, the machine that makes a mean pot of soup is great for baking a cake, too. The trick to prevent this classic cake from getting soggy is to drape paper towels over the top. The result is the perfectly cooked cake with a caramelized pineapple bottom.
Turn your favourite summer fruit into a delectable grilled snack. Your barbecue caramelizes the sugars in the fruit, intensifying the flavours, while delivering a touch of smoke.
This beachy sangria, packed with tropical fruits, coconut rum and coconut syrup, is the perfect drink if you’re by the lake, or just in the backyard soaking up some sun.
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp
Made in under 20 minutes, fresh pineapple, salty bacon and juicy shrimp team up in this bite-sized app that’s ideal for summer entertaining.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Similar to sweet and sour chicken or pork, these tender meatballs are covered in a tangy sauce laced with diced pineapple, served over a bed of rice and topped with scallions.
This Italian no-bake dessert combines crushed pineapple and amaretti cookies for crunch. As the semifreddo has to be made ahead to set overnight and can be frozen for up to a month, this easy, make-ahead treat can ensure that you’re prepared for any occasion.
Mini Pineapple Cakes
Make sweet and simple upside down cakes in mini Bundt pans for an adorable dinner party dessert. If fresh pineapple isn’t in season, try a can of crushed pineapple and reserve the juice.
Tropical Breakfast Parfait
It only takes you five minutes and four ingredients to whip up these tropical-flavoured parfaits that feature layers of vanilla yogurt and fruit, topped with puffed rice cereal for some crunch.
Chicken and Pineapple Skewers
Tropical, sun-kissed pineapple marries flawlessly with sticky, soy sauce- and mustard-glazed chicken. These speedy, minimal-ingredient skewers make your everyday grilled chicken dinner, remarkable.
Slow Cooked Pineapple
Pineapple is slow cooked with brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon until tender and sweet, and served warm with scoops of coconut ice cream.
Tropical Fruit Salad with Ginger Syrup
This juicy medley of strawberries, kiwi, orange, pineapple and papaya is taken to new heights with Bobby’s zesty ginger-infused syrup.
Spring Celebration Carrot Cake
This moist and delicious carrot cake is made with layers of cream cheese icing and chopped fresh pineapple for a fruity twist.
Grilled Fruit Skewers with Vanilla Butter
A sweet treat on a stick, these banana and pineapple skewers are lightly grilled until caramelized and served with a sweet vanilla-infused butter. Be sure to make plenty because these smoky and sweet fruit skewers will go fast.
Get the Grilled Fruit Skewers with Vanilla Butter recipe.
Grilled Pineapple Sandwiches
Put the coconut in the pineapple with these fruity, rich dessert stacks. Tropical tasting and as bright as the summer sun, they’re a cinch to make on your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan, and leftovers turn into the perfect breakfast with a little granola sprinkled on top.
Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Add a splash of colour and flavour to your dessert menu with this delectably sweet, retro upside-down cake made with juicy pineapple.
Piña Colada Cupcakes
If you like the taste of pineapple and coconut, you’re going to love this recipe that turns the popular summertime drink into a cupcake.
Grilled Pineapple with Nutella
Juicy grilled pineapple drizzled with a warm mascarpone Nutella sauce.
Spicy Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice
Turn leftovers and freezer staples into an instantly flavourful dinner with this recipe from Guy Fieri. Sambal oelek is a gingery, spicy paste that’s worth seeking out at Asian grocers. It’s great mixed into dipping sauces, on eggs or mixed into a marinade.
Beef Pops with Pineapple and Parsley Sauce
Umami beef and ultra-sweet pineapple play for the same team in this skewer supper. Verdant, lush parsley makes this BBQ meal pop on both the plate and palate.
Grilled Salmon and Pineapple With Avocado Dressing
Salmon’s butteriness is mirrored by a creamy avocado dressing, making a sharp, tart and refreshing contrast of grilled pineapple a welcome addition to the plate. Healthy, doable and delicious.
Silver Dollar Tropical Pancakes with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
These pancakes may be small but they’re big on flavour. Layer six flapjacks on a plate for serving, and top with pineapple-mango syrup and mascarpone whipped cream. Garnish with fresh mint and powdered sugar if your heart desires.
Healthy Banana Split Parfaits
A layer of fresh pineapple is topped with a mixture of chopped walnuts and banana slices, a scoop of strawberry ice cream and melted chocolate for a unique and delicious twist on this classic dessert.
Italian Breakfast Skewers
A fun twist on breakfast, these skewers of Italian sausage, pancetta and pineapple cubes are baked until golden brown and running with delicious juices.
Tofu Patties With Chili Lime Pineapple
What better way to brighten up your veggie burger than with a big, juicy slice of grilled pineapple? If you don’t have a barbecue, use a grill pan on your stovetop to get the perfect sear.
What is it about food on a stick that makes it seemingly tastier? Juicy teriyaki-marinated shrimp wrapped in salty bacon are skewered with sweet chunks of pineapple. Roast in the oven until bacon is sizzling and the shrimp is cooked.
Apricot and Pineapple Crisp
Everything in this tasty dessert (minus the butter) can be found in your pantry, making it the perfect winter treat. Bursting with tropical, fruity flavour, chances are you already have everything to make this delicious dish.
Roasted Pineapple Milkshake
The secret to this milkshake? Grilled pineapple! Combine with lemon sorbet, vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice and a splash of club soda for a refreshing treat.
Pineapple, Banana, Strawberry Skewers With Salted Chocolate Drizzle
Tender fruits take kindly to being skewered and grilled, especially when topped off with salted chocolate drizzle (drool!). A fabulous vegan treat on its own or when paired with coconut ice cream for dessert.
Get the recipe for Pineapple, Banana, Strawberry Skewers With Salted Chocolate Drizzle