A spectacular finale to your Independence Day meal - grilled pineapple!
When you fire up the grill this summer, don't forget dessert! Grilled pineapple, topped with ice cream and caramel sauce, makes a great summer treat! It is super simple, too. Here are the instructions:
1. Slice rings of fresh pineapple (not more than 1 inch thick)
2. If using outdoor grill, place on grill over medium coals or medium gas heat; grill each side approximately 5 minutes, or until grill marks develop. If using a grill pan on the stove, heat pan to medium; grill approximately 5 minutes on each side, or until grill marks develop.
3. Remove from grill, let cool 2-3 minutes (I didn't do this, but added the step because I should have - my ice cream melted way too quickly on the hot pineapple!).
4.Top with vanilla ice cream (and topping of your choice) and serve immediately.
I used a quick, homemade rum-caramel sauce (equal parts butter and brown sugar, with a splash of Bacardi Gold, heated in a saucepan). Other options for toppings:
Chocolate sauce or syrup
Happy grilling and happy Independence Day!