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Grilled Pineapple with Mint and Vanilla Syrup

Grilled Pineapple with Mint and Vanilla Syrup

Piña a la Parrilla con Jarabe de Menta y Vainilla, recipe courtesy of Alisa Romano

Recipe Yield

4 to 6 servings

Cooking time

50 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.75 from 4 votes


For the vanilla and mint syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves  plus more for garnish

To serve:

  • 1 ripe pineapple cut into 1-inch slices
  • Canola oil for brushing on the pineapple
  • Vanilla ice cream for topping

To Prepare

For the vanilla and mint syrup:

  • To make the mint and vanilla syrup, in a saucepan, add the water and sugar and let boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • Slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and carefully with a knife, scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds, the bean and mint leaves to the syrup. Let steep for at least a half hour.

To serve:

  • Preheat the grill to medium high.
  • Brush the pineapple slices with a little canola oil and place on the grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the pineapple has grill marks and the juices start to caramelize.
  • Lay the grilled pineapple in a baking dish and pour the syrup over it, making sure to cover all of the slices. You can make this ahead and keep in the refrigerator.
  • To serve, place a slice of pineapple on a plate, add a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Drizzle on some more of the syrup on top and garnish with a couple of mint leaves.


11comments inGrilled Pineapple with Mint and Vanilla Syrup

  1. Kathy

    Sep 16

    I look forward to trying your pineapple dessert. Have made a marinated pineapple with crystallized ginger, mint, dark Rum, & shredded coconut. The crystallized ginger adds a surprise taste.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 20



    Jun 24

    Grilled pineapple 🍍 😋 is a favorite in Hawaii . Try sprinkling some cinnamon on it for more flavor.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 08

      Thanks so much for the hint Richard!

  3. Tracy

    May 07

    All I can say it is YUMMY!!!!!

    1. Pati

      May 09

      Oh thank you Tracy!

  4. ..Joelle

    Mar 24

    Patti this sounds so good.. I bet it’s great w pork. But we don’t like mint. Any substitute?

    1. Pati

      Mar 24

      With just the vanilla and pineapple it will be delicious!

  5. Windborne

    Jan 08

    Amazing yet simple.

    1. Pati

      Jan 13


  6. Windborne

    Jan 08

    Amazing yet simple.

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