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Grilled Pineapple with Candied Cashews
Grilled Pineapple
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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Pineapple is great on the grill because it can caramelize and sear without falling apart, and its already sweet juices get even sweeter when subjected to heat.


    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 cup roasted cashew nuts
    • 2 tablespoons raw demerara sugar
    • 4 pineapple rings (or wedges), 1-inch thick
    • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as safflower or canola
    • 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream, whisked to loosen
    • Ground cinnamon, for serving


1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl (or saucepan), heat honey until it's runny, 20 seconds in the microwave or 1 minute on the stove.

3. Add nuts and sugar and stir well. Spread nuts out into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, 15-18 minutes. Let cool, then break up into pieces.

4. Meanwhile, heat the grill or grill pan. Brush pineapple with oil, then grill, cut-side down, until grill marks appear, about 5 minutes. Brush tops with oil, then flip pineapple over and grill until marks appear on the other side, about 5 minutes longer.

5. Transfer to a serving platter and top with crème fraîche or sour cream and cashews. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.