Saturday, July 23, 2011

Grilled Pineapple with Dark Chocolate

Grilled pineapple with dark chocolate is a simple, healthful dessert that isn't loaded with fat and calories.  You can prep the pineapple ahead of time and after everyone has finished dinner throw it on the grill for a satisfying treat.  It only takes a minute to melt the dark chocolate and drizzle over the pineapple.  Be sure to use a dark chocolate with 70% or higher cacao for the most antioxidants.  Enjoy!

Take a fresh pineapple and cut off the top and bottom.

Using a serrated knife, cut off the rough skin.

Cut the pineapple into quarters.

 Cut off the core at an angle and slice each quarter in half lengthwise for 8 equal pieces.

Skewer the pineapple.

Warm 1/4 cup honey with 1/8 cup water and brush on the pineapple.

Put some olive oil on a paper towel and lightly oil the grill.
Grill pineapple over medium-high heat flipping until all 3 sides are golden.
About 4 minutes per side.

Take a 3.5 oz good quality dark chocolate bar  and break into pieces.
Place the chocolate in a microwave safe dish.
Microwave for 1 minute then stir until all pieces are melted.
I used Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight.

Remove pineapple skewers from grill.

Drizzle with melted dark chocolate.


  1. What a beautiful and festive dessert.


  2. Simple but wonderful.
    And I just read yesterday
    that pineapple is the
    least likely fruit to
    contain pesticides, so
    organic isn't a concern.
    Thanks, Emily!
    xx Suzanne