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.
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.
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.
Pineapples are abundant in Malaysia and add sweet and sour notes to this simple, savoury curry, inspired by the Southeast Asian country.
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.
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.
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.
Ham and pineapple is a classic pairing. Here, a pineapple relish with raisins, allspice and cloves elevate an impressive glazed ham even further.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.