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Grilled Pineapple Donut Sundaes Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes
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Grilled Pineapple Donut Sundaes Recipe

These sundaes are the perfect treat for your summer barbecue!  Filled with rum, brown sugar and delicious flavor, they will be your fave warm weather dessert!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 sundaes
Calories: 456kcal


For the Pineapple:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 fresh pineapple rings

For Serving:

  • 5 fresh glazed donuts
  • Vanilla or coconut ice cream for serving


For the Pineapple:

  • Add butter, brown sugar, rum, orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt to a medium sized pan over medium high heat.
  • Allow sauce to melt together then stir until combined. Bring sauce to simmer and allow sauce to reduce by about a ⅓.
  • Add pineapple rings to a glass dish and pour ¾ of the sauce over the pineapple. Leave the rest for serving.
  • Allow sauce to soak into pineapple for about 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through at 10 minutes.
  • While pineapple soaks prepare your grill. Spray grill with non-stick spray or lightly brush grates with oil.
  • Grill pineapple about 5-7 minutes on each side until beautiful grill marks appear and the pineapple is tender. While grilling, you can baste with additional sauce used for soaking the pineapple.

For the Doughnuts:

  • Spray the grill again or add oil again. Add doughnuts to the grill and carefully watch because they can burn fast. Grill for about 20-40 seconds then flip to grill the other side. Serve immediately warm.
  • To prepare sundaes, cut a donut in half, add pineapple slice and top with ice cream and leftover sauce (keep warm) and serve.



Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.3mg