Easy (& Flameless!) Pineapple Foster

January 11, 2010 by Ali

Last week, I hopped on a plane to fly away from freezing cold weather and snow to….more freezing cold weather and snow! :) Ha…actually, was flying to visit my friend Courtney, who just moved to Denver. (Where, at least, the chilly temps and snow are accompanied by breathtaking scenery and SUNSHINE – wahoo!)

Spent a lovely few days enjoying the Colorado life, skiing, snowshoeing (my new favorite!!!), enjoying some fabulous food, coffee, and wine at some local favorites, spending time with Denver friends, and of course…one of our favorites…cooking together!!

For years, Courtney has been one of my favorite friends to cook with, and this dinner was no exception. Fun times in the kitchen, a fantastic Thai meal, delightful friends to share it with, and to cap off the evening….this stellar dessert. :)

She already had a delicious, ripe pineapple at home begging to be used. So we improvised with a random online recipe (didn’t want to burn the house down!), and ended up with this dessert. And HOLY COW – it’s a keeper. Super. Duper. Delicious. And simple (yay!). Definitely a new favorite.

(And a great way to celebrate my 100th post — hooray!!!)

Easy (& Flameless!) Pineapple Foster

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 rings


  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (plus extra for dusting)
  • 1 pineapple, cored and cut into 8 rings (choose desired thickness)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • favorite vanilla ice cream


In a small bowl, mix together rum, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Then in a glass baking dish (or other container), lay out the pineapple rings and pour the rum mixture over them. Let soak for at least 15 minutes, flipping the pineapple midway through.

Then melt the butter in a large grill pan (or skillet) over medium heat, and add the pineapple rings. (You may need to do this in two batches if they do not all fit.) Cook the pineapple for 2-3 minutes on each side, then transfer to plates/bowls, reserving the remaining rum sauce in the pan. Top each pineapple ring with a scoop of ice cream, and then drizzle with rum sauce, and lightly dust with some extra cinnamon. Serve immediately.

***OR, cook these over a real grill! I'm grill-challenged, and it's 10 degrees outside, so opted for the grill pan this time.***

Recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse

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Ali’s Tip:

Feel free to use this recipe with other favorite fruits as well! Bananas, peaches, nectarines, or plums come to mind…. :)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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10 thoughts on “Easy (& Flameless!) Pineapple Foster

  1. Cheers for this interesting post. I am keen to see more on this topic in the not too distant future. Thanks again

    - Elroy Bonepart

  2. Will DEFINITELY have to try these!! They look wonderful!!

    - Lydia Jeter

  3. This looks beautiful! I enjoy the flame part of bananas foster and pineapple foster, but I agree with not wanting to burn down the house. Good call on the flameless recipe.

    - Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

  4. WOW! That’s all I have to say, WOW! (love your work)

    - Alex

  5. This looks so gorgeous..and simple to make.. great recipe!

    - deana@lostpastremembered

  6. What a great twist on the bananas foster!

    - Maryanna

  7. This looks fantastic! Will definitely be making this on the grill when the weather warms up.

    - Erica

  8. oh YUM! pineapple was on sale at the store this week..i’m kicking myself for not getting any!

    - Natalie (The Sweets Life)

  9. this does look easy and pretty, too. peaches and plums would be lovely!

    - Amy O'Kane

  10. This is great! I love your site, came across ot via the decorated cookie and everything looks great…great pictures too :)

    - shelly (cookies and cups)