Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

by Melissa on August 22, 2010

I love, love, love grilled pineapple! As is, or with a touch of honey and it is delicious. But this recipe completely takes it to the next level.You take fresh pineapple, grill it and top it with rich, chocolatey nutella, smooth and creamy marscapone and crunchy hazelnuts, amazing!

I only made half of this recipe for my family, because I would seriously eat my portion, plus any leftovers, if I made the entire recipe! I have posted the original below though, and I am strongly encouraging you to make this while we still have beautiful, summer grilling weather!

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

  • 2 pineapples, peeled, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices and core removed
  • Olive Oil
  • 2/3 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
  • 6 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts

Prepare the outdoor barbecue to medium-high heat. If you do not have a barbecue, you can use an indoor grill pan set to medium high heat. Lightly oil the grill. Grill the pineapple slices until heated through and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes per side. It’s important to leave the pineapples on the grill, untouched so that you can create the grill marks.

While the pineapples are cooking, whisk the mascarpone and vanilla in a small bowl to blend. Set aside. Combine the chocolate-hazelnut spread and cream in a small bowl and stir to combine. Place in a microwave on high for about 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds to blend well. Alternatively, you can combine the chocolate-hazelnut spread and cream in a small saucepan, set over low heat, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Heat until satiny smooth and easy to pour, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer the pineapple slices to a large platter. Drizzle the warm chocolate-hazelnut sauce over. Dollop the mascarpone mixture atop. Sprinkle with the hazelnuts and serve.

Source: Giada De Laurentiis via foodnetwork.com.

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Kelsey August 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I love this recipe. It’s one of my very favorite summer desserts!

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Melissa August 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

I could seriously eat it every week in the summer!

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Kerstin August 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I wouldn’t have thought to pair pineapple with Nutella – what a yummy idea!

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Melissa August 25, 2010 at 10:57 am

You should definitely try it, delicious!

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Pennies on a Platter August 22, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Oh no you didn’t! Wow…Nutella and pineapple. Wow! (yum!)

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Melissa August 25, 2010 at 10:57 am

I know! Plus mascarpone and hazlenuts!

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Natalie (The Sweets Life) August 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm

oh yum! This looks incredible! I’ve just dipped pineapple in nutella before but I bet grilled is even better!

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Melissa August 25, 2010 at 10:59 am

Grilling the pineapple makes it even sweeter and juicier, you should try it!

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Dana - Food for Thought August 27, 2010 at 9:24 am

This sounds so decadent and AMAZING!! Like a fun grilled summer fondue!

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Mary@FitandFed April 4, 2012 at 1:09 am

This look seriously awesome. Even pared down, with just, say the pineapples, the Nutella, and the hazelnuts.

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