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Air Fryer Grilled Pineapple

Air frying pineapple spears glazed in a buttery brown sugar and cinnamon coating results in caramelized Air Fryer "Grilled" Pineapple without the grill!

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Caramel, Copycat, Gluten-Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


  • 1 small Pineapple, Peeled, Cored, & Cut into Spears (about 2 lbs of prepared spears)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Salted Butter, Melted
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon


  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter (about 20 seconds).
  • In a pie plate, whisk together brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush pineapple with melted butter, and toss pineapple into cinnamon sugar mixture. Press sugar lightly to adhere to the pineapple.
  • Place spears in a single layer* in the bottom basket of your air fryer.
  • Set air fryer to 400 degrees, and air fry the pineapple for 10-12 minutes until pineapple is heated through and the sugar is bubbling. Halfway through cooking, brush pineapple with any remaining butter.
  • Serve warm, as is, or top with ice cream or whipped topping! Also be sure to pour any of the juices that accumulate at the bottom of the air fryer on top of the pineapple. Enjoy!


Estimated Nutrition (per serving):  Calories 284, Fat 12 g, Carbohydrate 48 g, Dietary Fiber g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 11 mg
*If all of the pineapple does not fit in a single layer, repeat the process with any remaining pineapple.
See post for grilling instructions.