We had some leftover pineapple in the fridge so I thought I would grill up a dessert on the Big Green Egg.
I used to make this with brown sugar, but decided to try maple syrup so that I wouldn’t have to try to dissolve all the sugar in the mix… also I LOVE real maple syrup!!!
So the recipe was quite simple:
- 1/2 a pineapple cut into 8ths
- 1/3 cup Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (or whatever your favorite is, I like Sailor Jerry)
- 1/3 cup real maple syrup
- a couple dashes of cinnamon
- Juice of 1 lime
- a dash of fresh cracked pepper
Put all this in a Ziploc bag and marinate for about 6-8 hours (for best results) but it can be just an hour if you don’t have a lot of time.
The preheat your Big Green Egg (or keep it running after your dinner cook is done) to about 400F
Cook for about 10-12 minutes, keep an eye on them, you don’t want them burning!!! Just get them nice and caramelized!
Then I normally like to top with vanilla ice cream, but since we had none 😦 so I improvised and used vanilla yogurt instead. Not AS good, but probably healthier.
Normally if I have ice cream, I make a rum butter sauce with the marinade. Simply reduce the marinade by about half, add some butter and drizzle back over the pineapple and ice cream. I didn’t do it this time because I didn’t think a Rub Butter Sauce would work with yogurt!