fireball pineapple

Fireball Pineapple

Fireball Pineapple

For this Fireball Pineapple you grill a whole pineapple over a rotisserie until it’s all caramelized and delicious. But first, you have to soak the pineapple in Fireball Whiskey for at least 2 hours… so you know it’s going to be good.

This Fireball Pineapple recipes comes compliments of Greg and Kristina Gaardbo from Rockin Rodizio… and you gotta check these guys out. They have a mobile, Brazilian Grill and entertainment experience. They have skewers of meats spinning over hot coals, they have flames shooting up, and most importantly – they are cooking good food.

It’s pretty easy, all you do is remove the pineapple skin – but leave the core. Then let it soak in Fireball Whiskey for at least 2 hours – rotating the pineapple every 30 minutes to make sure it soaks evenly. Then coat it with sugar and grill it for about 45 minutes – 1 hour.

fireball pineapple

The only issue with this recipe is that you have to have a rotisserie setup on your grill. You can use any rotisserie-style grill setup, just hold the temps steady around 400-450.

fireball pineapple

Fireball Pineapple makes for a great side – people love it and it just looks great rotating on the grill. And the flavor you get with the sugars and the whiskey over coals is hard to beat.

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Fireball Pineapple


  • 2 whole pineapples
  • 12oz Fireball Whiskey
  • 1 cup Raw Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


  1. Peel the pineapple and score the outside in a diamond pattern.
  2. Place both pineapples in a ziplock storage bag and pour in the Fireball Whiskey. Close the bag and squeeze as much air out as possible. Marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. Turning half way through.
  3. Prepare rotisserie grill for cooking. On a propane grill set the two outside burners to medium high and the rotisserie burner for medium. Temperature should be about 450⁰.
  4. Combine the raw sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  5. Skewer each pineapple with the rotisserie rod and secure with rotisserie forks.
  6. Apply the sugar mixture to the outside of each pineapple and place the rotisserie rod into the motor on the grill.
  7. Cook for approximately 30 minutes and apply more sugar mixture once the outside looks dry.
  8. Remove the pineapples once the outside is caramelized about 45-60 minutes total cook time.
  9. Carefully slide the pineapples off the skewer and slice into individual pieces for serving.

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Comments 8

  1. Hi Malcolm, been a fan of the JT show for awhile and heard you on the show several times. Finally went to your website and followed your baby back rib recipe to the letter! Man…..I’ve attempted several times to cook ribs but this puts any high end restaurant to shame!!! THEY WERE AWESOME!!!! Only bad thing was I didn’t cook enough and family wiped em out!! I will be back to try more and order some of your seasonings! Thanks again man!!!! Willie Phillips

  2. these pineapples look amazing. But I don’t have a rotisserie on my grill.
    Is there another way to do these – maybe in slices?

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      yeah you could do slices and grill them – almost like grilling burgers. I would let it go 2-3 minutes and flip it and top it with the mixture and let it caramelize.

  3. Came upon this in a timely fashion, with the Kentucky Derby just 8 days away. Will share with customers looking for creative side dishes for entertaining and promise to try it myself.

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