Maple Bourbon Pineapple

Three whole pineapples on a spit being basted in the glaze.

The maple bourbon combination is used to baste the pineapple throughout the cooking process. The sweet flavors combine with the pineapple to make it riched and have more depth.

Once cooked the pineapple can be eaten as a dessert or as a component of a more savory dish such as in salsas, on pizza, or as part of a salad. It is pretty sweet so if eating it alone pairing it with a more neutral cream or mascarpone is recommended.

Although the images show the pineapple being cooked on a spit, it can also be cooked in a smoker, camp oven, or over a grill. The heating and basting process remains the same and creates the same rich flavors.

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A cooked whole pineapple being cut into serving sized pieces.
Once the pineapple is cooked it can be cut down into smaller serving size pieces.
Fresh pineapple on a spit with smoked surounding it.
The pineapple is cooked over charcoal and smoke to absobe the rich smokey flavors while caramelizing.
Strips of grilled pineapple bing sliced into bite sized pieces.
The maple bourbon pineapple can be served as is or used as an ingredient in another dish.
The maple bourbon glaze being applied to three pineapples over a spit.
The maple bourbon glaze is added from the very start of the cooking process then regularly throughout the cook.
Three whole pineapples on a spit being basted in the glaze.
The beauty of the bright yellow of the whole pineapples is matched with the rich deep flavors of the maple bourbon glaze.

Maple Bourbon Pineapple Recipe

Three whole pineapples on a spit being basted in the glaze.
A maple bourbon glazed is used to baste the pineapple throughout the cooking process to create a deep rich flavor.
Preparation 45 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 7


  • 2 pineapples

Maple Bourbon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon


  • Peel the fresh pineapple with a knife to remove the top layer, this will leave eye-like imperfections. Use the knife to wedge these out, following it around will create a spiral look. Leave the leafs on the top if desired to create a natural look.

Maple Bourbon Glaze

  • In a pot gently melt the butter.
  • Add to the butter the brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon. Continue to stir until the brown sugar is fully dissolved. Put aside until needed.

To Cook

  • Prepare the pineapple on the spit then place over hot charocoal Turn on to rotate and basted with the maple bourbon glaze..
  • Continue to glaze every 10 minutes until the desired color and temperature are reached, it is not necessary to cook the pineapple.
  • Let the pineapple cool before slicing and serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 4gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 124mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg

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