Smoked Pineapple (How to Smoke a Whole Pineapple!)

Smoked pineapple is a delicious and unique way to enjoy this tropical fruit. For added flavor we are using Western Premium BBQ Cherry wood chunks.The smoke from these chunks imparts amazing flavor! Not only does smoking fresh pineapple give it a smoky flavor, but it also adds a beautiful caramelized color and texture to the fruit. We do not add any brown sugar. We let the cherry wood chunks add the delicate smoky flavor. We smoked a whole pineapple with the skin on, as we are using the skin on wedges in our pineapple margarita. You can remove stem and outer skin if you would like and still get amazing results.

 

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Why you will love this smoked pineapple:

  • No added ingredients, just pineapple
  • Set and forget: Place in smoker, and turn after 30 minutes
  • Makes super cute cocktail garnishes for cocktails
  • The smoky sweet flavor pairs well with so many dishes

What is the best wood to smoke pineapple with?

We feel that Western Premium BBQ cherry wood chunks produce a mild smoke with a tangy, fruity flavor. They complement the sweet taste of the pinapple, adding a hint of smokiness. If you are smoking a pineapple on a gas grill, you can get cherry bbq wood chips to use!

Does grilling pineapple change the flavor?

Grilling fruit will bring out sweetness and caramelize the natural sugars making the fruit extra delicious. The heat also softens the fruit, giving it a nice texture. This recipe is for a whole pineapple, but you can also smoke canned pineapple slices if they are easier to find.

Can I smoke other fruit?

Yes! In fact, we smoked oranges and limes, sprinkled with a little turbinado sugar to make a smoked pineapple margarita! Citrus fruit can go cut side down onto the grill for just a few minutes. It softens the fruit, gives it a smoky flavor, and makes it extra juicy!

What can I use smoked pineapple in?

Smoked pineapple can be used in a variety of dishes and can add a delicious smoky sweetness to both savory and sweet dishes. Here are some ideas:

  1. Tacos: Add smoked pineapple to your tacos for a burst of flavor and sweetness. It pairs well with grilled chicken, pork, or fish tacos.
  2. Grilled Meat or Fish:  Smoked pineapple is a simple side dish for grilled chicken, pork, or fish.
  3. Breakfasts: Add a slice of smoked pineapple to a biscuit with ham! Chop and serve over waffles with maple syrup!
  4. Desserts: Grilled pineapple with ice cream is such a Summer favorite.
  5. Salsa: Chop up the grilled pineapple and mix it with diced tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, and cilantro for a sweet and spicy salsa.
  6. Pizza: Add grilled pineapple to your pizza for a tropical twist on a classic dish.
  7. Cocktails: Use grilled pineapple as a garnish for tropical cocktails like  margaritas, daiquaris and mai tais!

 

smoked pineapple with one half whole, and other half sliced

Smoked Pineapple

Smoking pineapple brings out the sweetness in the fruit. We use cherry wood for a slight smoky flavor. Perfect for a side dish, in tacos, cocktails and more!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked pineapple
Servings: 4
Calories: 113kcal

Equipment

  • Western Wood BBQ Cherry Wood Chunks
  • Smoker or Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Pineapple

Instructions

  • Slice a whole pineapple down the center Cut pineapple down the center, including the fruit crown (spikey leaves)
  • Light charcoal. Once coals are ready, add a few pieces of Western BBQ cherry wood chunks. 225 F is the temprature you want to maintain.
  • Add place setter and then grill grate.
  • Add pinapple flesh side down, and cover, allowing it to smoke for 30 minutes.
  • Turn pineapple pieces over, cover, and check after another 30 minutes. You are looking for the flesh to be a more golden yellow. Do not over cook, or it will get mushy.
  • Place pineapple skin side down onto a sheet pan, and allow to cool.
  • Slice into chunks to use as garnish for drinks, or remove skin to use pineapple in other recipes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 11/4 | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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Comments

  1. Gina Reply

    5 stars
    The second I saw this I had to give it a try. Wow! This was fantastic! Thanks for providing all the great ways you can enjoy this pineapple with!

  2. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh, I love this idea! Can’t wait for my husband to get his smoker. We will be trying this. Would be awesome for salsas!

  3. Kathryn Reply

    5 stars
    I love this!! Pineapple is my favorite and it’s so delicious once it’s smoked, the flavors just explode. Can’t wait to try this again. Thank you!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Kathryn,

      Yay! It truly takes on a unique flavor once the natural sweetness caramelizes!

      Dina and Bruce

  4. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds amazing! I love smoking anything, and I grill pineapple all the time. Looks amazing.

  5. Savita Reply

    4 stars
    This sounds so interesting, loved the idea of it. Will try it this weekend and update you how it goes..

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Thank you so much, Savita. Would love to know!

      • Holley Reply

        5 stars
        This is genius! I don’t know why I have never smoked a pineapple before but I am so glad I did! This is my new favorite thing to do! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. cyndy Reply

    5 stars
    So many fabulous ways to use this – I’m dreaming up new cocktails just thinking about it!

  8. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Well never knew how the pineapple were made like this, thank you for showing us how, very interesting. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  9. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe on how to smoke a pineapple, did not had a clue, but is really good to know and they look really yummy. 🙂

  10. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    This is such a unique idea and my husband can’t wait to try this. It will be amazing served with gammon steaks too.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Amanda,

      Well now, we had to look up Gammon Steak, and that is something we now want to prepare! Yum! Thank you for that suggestion!

      Dina and Bruce

  11. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    This was such an amazing way to cook pineapple. The flavours were incredible.

  12. Saif Reply

    5 stars
    I never thought that you can smoked a pineapple. I think the sweetness and smokiness will make the drink delicious. I think I am going to try making one this week.

  13. Danielle Reply

    5 stars
    10/10. Who knew you could smoke a pineapple! SO good!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Awe,

      Danielle, y’all totally made our day! Happy Weekend!

      Dina and Bruce

  14. Whitney Reply

    5 stars
    I have never thought to smoke a pineapple, this is a brilliant idea! Perfect for cocktails and yes, PIZZA!!!

  15. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats Reply

    5 stars
    This sounded to easy and good to be true! It’s just that easy and delicious!

  16. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    After trying this smoked pineapple last night, I will be making it all summer long! Such an awesome flavor!

  17. Kate Reply

    5 stars
    WOW this is my new favorite way to enjoy pineapple!

  18. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my, this smoked pineapple sounds fabulous. I’ll be making this all summer long.

  19. NANCY Reply

    5 stars
    I’m totally going to make this at our next BBQ. What a fun idea~

  20. Sisley White - Sew White Reply

    5 stars
    Wow this is so unique. I absolutely love it. The flavour and the smell when cooking was mouth watering.

  21. Kushigalu Reply

    5 stars
    I never tried pineapple this way. SOunds interesting and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Jacqueline Reply

    5 stars
    I’m definitely going to try this. It sounds good and thanks for the tips.

  23. Carrie Robinson Reply

    5 stars
    This is such a great idea! I can think of so many uses for this. Yum! 🙂

  24. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Oh how fun! I’ve never tried smoking a whole pineapple before. Such a delicious addition to grilling and bbq season.

  25. Ali Reply

    5 stars
    What a great idea! This would be perfect for pineapple slices for burgers, can’t wait to try it!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Ali,

      Well, now, we need to add that to our list! And chicken sandwiches!

      Thank you for the idea!

      Dina and Bruce

  26. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    We are big fans of grilled pineapple and this smoked pineapple sounds just as amazing. I can’t wait to try this.

  27. Dani Reply

    5 stars
    This is the BEST way to cook pineapple. So good!

  28. Savita Reply

    4 stars
    This was so good, loved the recipe. Will surely make it again. Perfect for summer grilling days.

  29. Shadi Hasanzadenemati Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow, this looks so delicious. My family is going to devour it!

  30. Tavo Reply

    5 stars
    Hey there! Just wanted to drop by and say how much I enjoyed your post on smoked pineapple. Your description of the flavors and the process was spot on, and it really made my mouth water. The combination of smoky and sweet sounds absolutely delightful, and your tips on achieving the perfect char were super helpful. I can’t wait to give it a try myself! Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering recipe. Keep up the great work!

  31. Kathleen Reply

    5 stars
    This amazing smoked pineapple is perfect for cocktails, salsas and as a snack. I’ll be making this all season long.

  32. Kelley Reply

    5 stars
    This was so good!! We added it to our barbecue along with grilled chicken and veggies and it was amazing!

  33. Carrie Robinson Reply

    5 stars
    This is a genius idea! And the smoked pineapple wedges make such a pretty garnish for summer cocktails. 🙂

  34. Saif Reply

    5 stars
    Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits. The smokiness makes the flavor better.

  35. Suja md Reply

    5 stars
    Truly amazing in taste and flavors in this recipe. Will definitely make again, very good recipe!

  36. Tracy Reply

    5 stars
    Oh I’ve always wanted to grill pineapple! These tips are so great and perfect to follow. Great recipe!

  37. Ned Reply

    5 stars
    What a great way to cook pineapple! We all loved it so much at our family BBQ. Thank you!

  38. Chris Reply

    5 stars
    Great recipe. Always pairs will with our coconut shrimp. Thanks for sharing.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Chris,

      Coconut shrimp is perfect with this! We need to make that!

      Dina and Bruce

  39. Ben Reply

    5 stars
    This is fully awesome! I’ve grilled pineapple a million times, but I’ve never tried smoking it before. This is definitely a winner.

  40. Anjali Reply

    5 stars
    I never knew you could smoke pineapple but I cannot wait to try this recipe!! It’ll be a great addition to our family’s bbq this weekend!

  41. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Wow will try soon this Smoked Pineapple recipe!!! looks delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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