Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
7 min
10 - 12 servings

Giada shows you how to create this mouth-watering unique dessert dish that creatively blends tropical pineapple and heavenly Nutella spread.



pineapples, peeled, cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices and core removed
cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
tsp vanilla extract
cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
Tbsp whipping cream
Olive oil
Tbsp chopped toasted hazelnuts


Step 1

Prepare the outdoor barbecue to medium-high heat. If you do not have a barbecue, you can use an indoor grill pan set to medium high heat. Lightly oil the grill. Grill the pineapple slices until heated through and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes per side. It’s important to leave the pineapples on the grill, untouched so that you can create the grill marks.

Step 2

While the pineapples are cooking, whisk the mascarpone and vanilla in a small bowl to blend. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine the chocolate-hazelnut spread and cream in a small bowl and stir to combine. Place in a microwave on high for about 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds to blend well. Alternatively, you can combine the chocolate-hazelnut spread and cream in a small saucepan, set over low heat, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Heat until satiny smooth and easy to pour, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer the pineapple slices to a large platter. Drizzle the warm chocolate-hazelnut sauce over.

Step 5

Dollop the mascarpone mixture atop. Sprinkle with the hazelnuts and serve.

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