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Course: Sweets
Keyword: Dairy-Free, Desserts, Fruit, Gluten-Free, Grill, Summer, Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers

Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers

ACTIVE TIME: 32 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 32 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 whole pineapple

Specialized Hardware

8 (12-inch) metal skewers
ACTIVE TIME: 32 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 32 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • Split open the vanilla bean pod and scrape out the pulp. Add the pod and the pulp to a small saucepan along with the brown sugar, lime juice, and salt. Whisk together and place the mixture over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring just until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to sit for 2 hours before using. Remove the vanilla bean pod. Once cool, place the syrup in a squeeze bottle or other sealable container. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Heat grill on high.
  • Peel and remove the core from the pineapple. Cut the pineapple into eighths, lengthwise, and remove any prickly brown eyes.
  • Thread the pieces of pineapple onto the skewers lengthwise. Coat the skewered pineapple on all sides with the syrup. Grill on all sides until golden brown and tender, approximately 4 minutes per side, 12 minutes total. Serve with any remaining sauce.
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