Easy braai dessert - pineapple and caramel sauce

The perfect, super-quick braai pudding that everyone will love.

by: Sarah Graham | 15 Nov 2013
pineapple braai

I love me a good old fire-grilled pudding.

There's something so wonderfully intoxicating about food that's been cooked over hot coals.When it's simple fruit that's been blistered until it's caramelized, I think it takes on a whole new level of deliciousness.

Here, I've given you the recipe for blistered pineapple, but the recipe would work just as well using bananas, nectarines, grapefruit or oranges.

Tips for other fruit

1. For bananas, I suggest adding a drizzle of brandy along with your cinnamon and sugar.

2. For any citrus, no need to peel them, just slice in half and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar directly onto the open halves, then grill them face down.


1 ripe pineapple, peeled and cut into 1cm slices

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2-3 tsp light brown or demerara sugar

Salted caramel to drizzle over - see how to make it.

OR mascarpone or vanilla ice cream


Pre-heat your braai. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the pineapple slices and lay down onto the braai grid for 1-2 minutes, or until just charred, blistered and golden. Turn and repeat.

Serve with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, a scoop of mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.

Sarah Graham is author of Bitten and blogs with us on Food24.  Follow her on twitter @foodieliveshere.



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