Cinnamon Spice Grilled Pineapple

21 Jun

parfaitsOne of the things I’ve actively been trying to say more of is ‘yes.’  Overall, I’m pretty adventurous, but we all get stuck in a rut, be it the daily routine, what restaurants you visit, instructors you like, routes you drive…so I try to shake it up now and then, even if it’s something small like walking the dog on a different path.

Long story short, Surf and Sunshine asked for me to fill in for an on camera opportunity where the local news was going to film a segment at our house.  Instinct said…What?  Me?  No?  Seriously?  Can I do that?  It’s LIVE?!?!   But really, why not?   Well, other than the fact like 4 Million people live in LA County alone…and did I mention it’s live?


So I said yes.  And here are the results:  Coming soon from KTLA

{Gina’s Take}

Now I go over the details in the clip, but this recipe is fairly straight forward.  A couple of things I did experiment with is pineapple chunks on skewers and the use of a fish grill basket.  They both worked great and I really liked the flexibility of the chunks as I could serve them like cute little parfaits.  And really, who doesn’t like cute?

{Pretty Little Tip}

Canned pineapples, both the chunks on skewers and the rings, work great, just stay on the healthy side and those that come in their own juices only (ie:  no sugar added).

KTLA Segment Sponsors:  Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, BistroMD, Carrington Farms

{Opinions are all mine}

Ceramics, including the dipped and carved bowls, made with love by my lovely friend, Toni of AC Ceramics.



Recipe courtesy of Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa

Cinnamon Spice Grilled Pineapple


  • 1 pineapple peeled, cored, and sliced in 1/2 inch thick rings
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1/4 cup apple juice from concentrate
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Plain, nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1-2 Tbsp Carrington Farms Flax/Chia seeds


  1. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, apple juice concentrate, and vanilla in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Add pineapple to the bowl and marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Grill pineapple for 2 minutes over medium high heat on each side, then remove pineapple from heat.
  4. Serve warm over Greek yogurt, sprinkled with the Flax/Chia blend.

4 Responses to “Cinnamon Spice Grilled Pineapple”

  1. Virginia June 25, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Hi! Where did you get that fish grilling basket?

    • Pretty Little Dishes June 26, 2014 at 2:50 am #

      I got mine a while back at home depot – but this looks like the same one (or really similar) on Amazon. I use it for all kinds of stuff, like this, shrimp, scallops, thickly sliced onions…anything that is tough to flip or might fall through the grates.

  2. Virginia Mabry July 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm #


  3. Virginia Mabry September 29, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    I made this last week and loved it! It pairs nicely with Greek yogurt.

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