Needless to say, our family loves to fire up the grill so we have plenty of tried-and-tested recipes to choose from. These rum-roasted baked pineapple spears are a favorite because they take so little time to make and are a fantastic treat to enjoy over a nightcap.

How to Make Rum-Roasted Baked Pineapple Spears

You’ll start by preparing the tasty brown sugar and spiced rum glaze to add to your pineapple spears:

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 375℉.
  • Prepare the brown sugar and rum mixture. Add the brown sugar and dark spiced rum to a small bowl and mix to combine.
  • Prep the pineapple. Place the pineapple wedges in a baking dish.
  • Brush. Brush the pineapple with the brown sugar and rum mixture.
  • Dot. Dot the pineapple with butter.
  • Bake. Bake the pineapple in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, basting with pan juices every 10 minutes.
  • Broil. Broil (grill) on high heat during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking until golden.
  • Remove from the oven. Remove the pineapple from the oven.
  • Garnish. Sprinkle with toasted coconut chips.
  • Serve. Serve the pineapple spears with vanilla ice cream.

Baked Pineapple

Baked Pineapple

Baked Pineapple

How to Peel and Core a Fresh Pineapple

Here’s how to quickly and easily peel and core your pineapple so that you can make this recipe:

  • Remove the ends. Lay the pineapple on its side and use a large, sharp knife to cut off the top and bottom ends.
  • Stand the pineapple upright. Stand the pineapple upright to allow the juices to fully permeate throughout.
  • Peel the pineapple. Use the knife to cut vertically to shave the skin off in strips.
  • Remove the eyes. Use the tip of the knife to carefully remove the eyes from the flesh of the pineapple.
  • Core the pineapple. Cut the pineapple in half length-wise and then cut each half into quarters. Cut out the core from each quarter.
  • Slice into spears. Slice the pineapple quarters into spears.

Baked Pineapple

Baked Pineapple

(Also try: Grilled Pineapple Steaks)

Rum-Roasted Baked Pineapple Spears (Glazed, Caramelized and Addictive)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp dark spiced rum
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, sliced lengthwise into 8 wedges
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp toasted coconut chips
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. 
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and rum. 
  • Place the pineapple in a baking dish. 
  • Brush with rum mixture. 
  • Dot the pineapple with butter. 
  • Bake the pineapple in preheated oven for 30 minutes basting with pan juices every 10 minutes.
  • Broil (grill) on high heat during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking until golden.
  • Remove from the oven. 
  • Sprinkle with coconut and serve with ice cream.
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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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