Grilled Pineapple with Nutella and Macadamia Nuts #MysteryDish

by Krista on February 28, 2014 · 54 comments

Grilled Pineapple with Nutella and Macadamia Nuts {Dessert Recipes}

Sweet Juicy Pineapple lightly grilled then topped with chocolaty hazelnut Nutella spread and garnished with toasted macadamia nuts for a little crunch, and unique and healthy dessert recipe.

Happy Friday ya’ll! Today is not just any friday, it is the last friday of the month. Which means we are headed into March! Craziness!!

Today is also Mystery Dish Day!! Hip Hip Hurray!

This month for Mystery Dish, the host was Christine over at I Dig Pinterest. If you haven’t checked her out yet, you need to head over there now! {well, check out the recipe first then head over there. :)} The ingredients she challenged us with were:

  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Pork
  • Spinach
  • Cream Cheese
  • Pineapple
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Tortillas

My first initial thought when I got these ingredients was to go with my very favorite omelet, a Spinach Mushroom Omelet with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes. While it is seriously amazing, I had made it before so thats no fun and definitely not challenging.

Mystery Dish is all about a challenge! So I decided to stick with the dessert recipes theme I had from last month {Strawberry Orange Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips} and make another healthy dessert!

One word.. Nutella.

Done. Go make it! Now!

No really, Nutella melting over grilled sweet fresh pineapple and topped with toasted macadamia nuts. Absolutely amazing and  count em’ 3 ingredients!

Yup, your welcome!

This dessert comes together in less than 15 minutes and is to die for. My husband is already requesting a repeat order of this and I am more than happy to oblige because it was that good. You really don’t even feel bad eating it either because its fruit for dessert. :) Win!!!

To get started, Cut off the skin of the pineapple trying to save as much pineapple as possible.

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Keeping the pineapple whole, use a corer and remove the core from the center of the pineapple. Next slice pineaple into 1″ thick slices.

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Heat grill to medium high heat and grill each slice for 2-3 minutes per side.

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Remove from grill and set aside. Toast 1/2 cup of macadmia nuts in a saute pan over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes.  In the meantime, put 1 tablespoon of Nutella on each pineapple slice. 

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 You can serve pineapple slices individually or stacked on top of each other {like a cake}. Top the pineapple with 1 tablespoon of toasted macadmia nuts

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Grilled Pineapple with Nutella and Macadamia Nuts #MysteryDish
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Fruit, Mystery Dish, Healthy
Serves: 8-10 individual pineapple slices
Ingredients
  • 1 pineapple, cored and sliced into ½" thick slices
  • Nutella
  • ½ cup of macadmin nuts, toasted
Instructions
  1. Cut off the skin of the pineapple trying to save as much pineapple as possible.
  2. Keeping the pineapple whole, use a corer and remove the core from the center of the pineapple. Next slice pineapple into 1" thick slices.
  3. Heat grill to medium high heat and grill each slice for 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove from grill and set aside.
  5. Toast macadamia nuts in a saute pan over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, put 1 tablespoon of Nutella on each pineapple slice.
  7. Serve pineapple slices individually or stacked on top of each other {like a cake}. Top the pineapple with 1 tablespoon of toasted macadmia nuts
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice of pineapple Calories: 178 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 19

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Check out the rest of the Mystery Dish Dishes:

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3. Three-Cheese Spinach Squares by The Well Floured Kitchen
4. Easy Pesto Pita Bread Pizzas by Yummy Healthy Easy
5. Minty Pea Prosciutto Toast by Chez CateyLou
6. Pina Colada Cheesecake by Blahnik Baker
7. Chocolate Banana Cheesecake Chimichangas by Culinary Couture
8. Pork with Pineapple Fried Rice by I Want Crazy
9. Tropical Green Smoothie by The Dessert Chronicles
10. Spicy Chicken, Spinach and Corn Enchiladas by The Pajama Chef
11. Pineapple Drop Cookies by I Dig Pinterest


{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine @ idigpinterest.blogspot.com February 28, 2014 at 8:27 AM

I’m just drooling over this! Fresh pineapple is the best! And it looks so simple to create!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 8:41 AM

OH it is! Plus, nutella just makes everything amazing!

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Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy February 28, 2014 at 8:44 AM

OMG. When I first saw this picture, I immediately fell in love. Grilled fruit (especially pineapple) is my fave and Nutella?! Heck yeah! You are so creative! Loved the ease of the recipe & the flavor combo! Good job Krista!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 2:04 PM

haha.. glad I reeled you in with the picture. :) I wasn’t sure if the flavor combos would work but it SOOOOOO does. But then again, I don’t think nutella could ruin anything. :) Thanks for stopping by sweet friend.

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Dani February 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Oh my! It’s like pancakes…or just plain cake…but healthier…and yet naughty! Thank goodness I have pineapple already on the grocery list because THIS is happening! Oh yes…oh YES!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:57 PM

haha.. I love the “healthier.. yet naughty” comment. You always crack me up Dani! Hope you and fam are doing well. We missed ya this mornth. :) Enjoy that pineapple nutella deliciousness!

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Sherri@ The Well Floured Kitchen February 28, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Love the idea of a grilled pineapple dessert, it looks delicious! If only my grill wasn’t covered in snow :(

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Thanks Sherri. Praying for the snow to go away and come back again next winter for you… you NEED access to that grill. Grilling just makes everything in life better. :)

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Zainab @ Blahnik Baker February 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Oh my gosh!! NUTELLA!! That’s all I’m screaming right now in lab! This look soooo ridiculously amazing. I love the fresh grilled pineapples and the slathering of nutella and the crunchy toasted macadamia nuts. Great use of the ingredients. This will be a great dessert at a BBQ. Pinned!!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 2:05 PM

haha.. well don’t scream it too loud it could get distracting. :) {ps. love that you are all brainy and work in a lab, your so smart girl… oh… and your food looks amazing!} Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment!

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Melanie @ Carmel Moments February 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Pineapple and Nutella? Sounds awesome to me!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Thanks Melanie, it was seriously so good. I just bought another pineapple. So maybe a repeat will happen this weekend. YUm!

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Mike@TheIronYou February 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Looks amazing Krista, I love pineapple in every shape and form so this is right up my alley!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I thought you would like this Mike, I was thinking of doing it with honey too. {which would totally work for your healthy lifestyle} I’m just a sucker for nutella so I couldn’t resist. :)

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Mary Frances February 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM

What?! Pineapple and nutella?! That combo is new to me, but wow does it sound good!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:43 PM

I know… totally new for me too. Was a little nervous and unsure but girl…… its amazing! You need to go do it now!

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Allie | Baking a Moment February 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

I LOVE grilled pineapple but I never thought to add nutella! Looks amazing, Krista! Your photos are so stunning; that oozing chocolate is killing me (in a good way)!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:46 PM

I didn’t either. I just had it sitting in the pantry and thought, what the heck! Um… totally want to have more of those moments if this is the outcome. Holy yum! Thanks for the photos props girl, the oozing chocolate was my favorite part to shoot and then lick up afterwards. Mmmmmm. :)

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria February 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Okay, I am all over this. We always buy fresh pineapple and try to figure out creative ways to serve it (especially while we have friends over). I know my fam (and my friends) would really dig this! You really are creative with all of your mystery dishes… really love them… and this!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Oh, this will totally wow your guests if you serve this bad boy up! I was ready to just sit alone in a closet with it… no sharing!!! :) Hope you get a chance to make it girl. Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comments.

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Mimi @ Culinary Couture February 28, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Ohmygod. Nutella paired with one of my favorite fruits, AND macadamia nuts. Why hasn’t this awesome combination come to me before!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:45 PM

haha.. I know right. I was wondering why it took so long for me to figure it out too! I’m officially in love!

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laramealor.com February 28, 2014 at 1:02 PM

WOW! this looks amazing can not wait to try it!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Thanks Lara, I’m sure you will love it! :)

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Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE February 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM

This looks so unique, Krista! Brilliant idea. Love seeing new interesting recipes :) Have an awesome weekend!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Awww.. thanks Kelly, your so sweet! :)

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Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE February 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Apparently I had problems posting this :D sorry!

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Krista February 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM

haha.. no worries. Sometimes my internet gets all wonky too. :) Happens to everyone, now I just know that you REALLY like the post hehe

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Min February 28, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Whoa! You’re brilliant, Krista! Nutella with pineapple? I would never have thought to pair the two together! I can’t wait to try ;)

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Krista March 1, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I know, so thankful for mystery dish otherwise I don’t think I would have thought of pairing these two! :) Hope you like it sweet friend!

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Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? March 1, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Oh wow, this looks fantastic! I love grilled pineapple, but add Nutella and nuts??? HEAVEN! I’d love for you to come link up at my Simple Supper Tuesday linky party.

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Krista March 1, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Thanks Cindy! Grilled pineapple really is awesome in general but then adding nutella and macadmia nuts.. yeah totally brings it to the next level. :) Thanks so much for invite Cindy, I’ll stop by if I get a chance.

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Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods March 1, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Krista, this looks simply delicious! I love the idea of grilled pineapple with nutella! My mouth is watering just thinking about having some of this.

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Krista March 1, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Thanks Cindy, hope you get a chance to try it! ;)

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sarah k @ the pajama chef March 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

what a fun dessert! i love pineapple :)

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Krista March 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Thanks Sarah! :)

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Cate @ Chez CateyLou March 1, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Talk about a stack of deliciousness! This looks amazing! And 3 ingredients?! Can’t beat that!! Gorgeous pictures too – I just want to reach in the screen and take a big bite!

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Krista March 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Awww.. thanks Cate! Yeah, what I love about this dish too is 3 ingredients.. a total winner in my book. Plus the flavors just rock!

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Natashalh March 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM

You’ve managed to put half my fiancé’s favorite things in the same recipe! Man, he will be so excited if I make these for him when he gets back from being out to sea. Other things are expensive in Hawaii, but pineapple and mac nuts are super easy to find.

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Krista March 2, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Yeah!!! So glad to hear that Natasha.

Pineapple and Macadamia nuts are definitely easy to come by in Hawaii, we have been there a couple times down. Maui is my hands down favorite, I would move there in a heart beat… then eat this the rest of my happy days. :)

Hope your fiance loves it girl!

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Agos March 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Such a creative combination! And you made it look so good.

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Krista March 2, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Thanks Agos, so glad you liked it! :) It tastes just as good as it looks!

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Christine March 4, 2014 at 4:20 AM

Of course it’s healthy…it’s got milk in it;) Honestly though, I never would have thought of making a pineapple nutella tower! This looks like a fresh, satisfying dessert!

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Krista March 4, 2014 at 2:40 PM

haha… exactly! :) Glad you enjoyed it Christine, hope you get a chance to try it!

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Laura @ The Rookie Cook March 4, 2014 at 10:04 PM

This looks amazing! I love grilled pineapple but would have never thought to put nutella on it an serve it as a dessert. Pretty darn healthy for a dessert and Nutella is my husband’s absolute favorite, so he would be all over this!

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Krista March 4, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Thats what Mystery Dish is all about, doing things you never would have thought of doing before. Super pumped that it turned out too, I may have my new favorite summer dessert! Hope you and the hubs get a chance to try my friend. :)

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Kelly March 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Oh my goodness Krista, this looks beyond amazing! Love how you incorporated the ingredients you were guveb – this is such a brilliant idea! Love this tropical stack and adding nutella is always a good thing – pinning :)

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Krista March 5, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Nutella just makes everything better and grilled pineapple is just awesome. Not sure why I didn’t think of this before. :) So glad you liked it kelly, thanks for the pin girl!

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Crystal S. | Apples & Sparkle March 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

My mouth literally started to water when I saw this post. Need to make this!!! Thanks for sharing. : )

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Krista March 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM

haha.. thanks Crystal! Can’t wait to hear what you think! :)

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Andi @ The Weary Chef March 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

I love this recipe so much, and I never would have thought of it myself! Your photos are beautiful as always. Great job, Krista!

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Krista March 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Thanks Andi, so glad you liked it! :)

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