Looking for great pineapple recipes? Perhaps you want to make the best pineapple upside-down cake or find out how to BBQ pineapple? Pineapple is a versatile fruit but rarely gets to shine in the kitchen as much as it deserves. Here, we use it in everything from savoury curries and kebabs to sweet cakes and desserts. Try our ideas below, then also check out our banana recipes, mango recipes and coconut recipes for more tropical desserts.


Pineapple recipes

Pineapple upside-down cake

Go retro with this recipe for pineapple upside-down cake. By roasting the fresh pineapple before baking, you lose some of the water and get a neater-looking cake.

Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple smoothie

Enjoy this plant-based smoothie as part of a balanced diet for breakfast, a midday pick-me-up or even a post-meal digestive aid.

Glass of pineapple smoothie garnished with lime wedge and mint, next to a pineapple

Whole roasted pineapple in spiced caramel

Check out this impressive whole roasted pineapple with punchy caramel sauce. Try to find a ripe pineapple (make sure the outside is golden, not green) but if you can’t, try keeping one near bananas for a couple of days to ripen it.

Baked Pineapple Recipe with Caramel Sauce

Chet's pineapple rice

This fun pineapple rice served in the shell is the signature dish at retro American diner Chet's. Try it for a Saturday night dinner with a difference.

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Pineapple filled with fried rice on a plate next to a ramekin of chilli sauce

Blackened pineapple chow

Try this effortless blackened pineapple topped with hot sauce, garlic, lime and coriander to spice up your everyday barbecuing.

Plate of grilled pineapple topped with coriander and garlic, next to some lime wedges

Malaysian pineapple and prawn curry

Pineapples are abundant in Malaysia and add sweet and sour notes to this simple, savoury curry, inspired by the Southeast Asian country.

Two plates of Malaysian prawn and pineapple curry with crispy onions and chillies

BBQ pineapple kebabs

Here, juicy chunks of pineapple are joined by delicious marinated tempeh to create an easy vegan alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer. We have plenty more veggie BBQ ideas where this came from.

Pineapple Kebabs with Tempeh on a White Plate

Piña colada martini recipe

A bright and easy cocktail that’s sure to put a spring in your step – made with gin, coconut rum and pineapple juice for the classic piña colada flavour.

Pina colada cocktail in a martini glass garnished with a wedge of fresh pineapple

Spiced pineapple cake

This recipe sees tinned pineapple involved in the sponge and uses the juice for the icing, too. With tropical notes and a subtle harissa heat, it serves up a big slice of holiday flavour. Don’t be scared of the harissa – the flavour mellows in the cooking.

Banana and Pineapple Cake Recipe

Pineapple chaat

Check out this quick and easy chaat. This simple yet seriously flavoursome pineapple recipe with lime, chilli and chaat masala is an easy vegan snack dish that's ready in just 5 minutes.

Fruit Chaat Recipe with Pineapple

Glazed ham with pineapple relish

Ham and pineapple is a classic pairing. Here, a pineapple relish with raisins, allspice and cloves elevate an impressive glazed ham even further.

Glazed Gammon with Pineapple Relish

Pineapple and pork skewers

Check out these tender pineapple and pork skewers. The sweet, juicy fruit balances the hot ancho chillis perfectly. A punchy BBQ recipe that's easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. Once you've tried these, check out our other great BBQ skewer recipes.

Pork and Pineapple Skewers

Duck, pineapple and peanut salad

Juicy pineapple, crispy shredded duck and crunchy peanuts combine in this colourful salad to create a texture we can't get enough of. This simple dish is packed with flavour and will make a perfect weekend lunch.

Crispy Shredded Duck Salad with Pineapple

Pineapple and rum upside-down puddings

Turn the clock back with these nostalgic mini syrup sponge puddings with pineapple rings and a boozy hit of rum. Individual puddings look great at dinner parties – we have lots of ideas to try.

Rum and Pineapple Puddings Recipe

Grilled pineapple and paprika chicken

Sweet pineapple is marinated in lime and sugar before being caramelised on the BBQ here. Served with refreshing mint, it makes the ideal partner for spicy paprika chicken.

Paprika chicken kebabs on a plate, next to grilled pineapple chunks

Panch phoron fish curry in pineapple sauce

Check out our vibrant fish curry with fruity pineapple. This easy curry dish is packed with plenty of zingy flavour and is under 500 calories per serving – a great midweek meal for four. After more recipes like this? We have a whole collection of healthy curry ideas.

Fish Curry Recipe with Pineapple

Rum caramel-roasted pineapple

Looking for an easy entertaining dessert that still looks impressive? Check out this simple but super moreish caramelised pineapple. Topped with indulgent caramel and a hint of booze, it's a grown-up way to finish a meal.

Caramelised Pineapple Recipe with Caramel Rum

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