Grilled pineapple with sweetened mascarpone

    32 min

    A wonderful dessert to serve at your next BBQ. Fresh pineapple slices are grilled on the barbecue, then topped with a honey-sweetened mascarpone cheese and toasted hazelnuts.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts
    • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
    • 2 (250g) tubs mascarpone cheese
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 8 slices fresh pineapple, 1.25cm thick

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. Place the hazelnuts into a small saucepan over medium heat; shake the pan until the nuts turn golden and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Mix the lemon juice, lemon zest, mascarpone cheese and honey in a bowl until well combined.
    3. Barbecue the pineapple slices on the preheated barbecue until the slices are lightly charred and the fruit is hot and juicy, about 3 minutes per side. Serve 2 slices per plate with a generous dollop of sweetened mascarpone cheese and a sprinkling of toasted hazelnuts on each serving.

    Alternative cooking methods

    You can also cook the pineapple slices under the grill.

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    Reviews in English (16)


    I marinated the pineapple in the fridge covered with 1/4 cup rum, 3 T brown sugar and 1/4 cup water for 2 hours, before grilling. The addition of the mascarpone cheese was elegant, but I added 2 extra T of honey to sweeten, along with 1 t. light rum to add more flavor. The nuts didn't fit with the taste of the sweetness of the fruit.  -  29 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    For those of you who are looking for a dairy-free version, simple marinate the pineapple (I used canned) in the honey and lemon juice for half an hour and then grill. Yum!  -  19 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A very nice dessert, but I'm surprised that no one mentioned that only ONE container of mascarpone cheese is needed. It is more than enough for 4 plates. We all enjoyed!  -  29 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)