Four-Hour Pineapple

  • Serves

    serves 6-8

  • Cook

    4 hours 30 minutes


By Francis Mallmann

Published on August 5, 2016

Slow-cooking pineapple whole on the grill concentrates and enriches its flavors while keeping the fruit tasting bright. “The pineapple must be very ripe,” Mallmann says. “If not, it’s useless. The slower you do it, the better.”


  • 2 whole very ripe pineapples
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 liter Torrontes wine (4 cups plus 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 cups quince marmalade or 2 10-oz. packages quince paste, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese


Step 1

Heat a charcoal grill to medium heat, about 350°F. Peel the pineapples, leaving on their leafy crowns.

Step 2

Combine the wine and sugar in a medium saucepan and set over medium high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.

Step 3

Plunge the pineapples in the syrup, put them on the grill, and cover. Every half hour for 4 hours, plunge the pineapple back in the syrup and continue cooking, turning occasionally to evenly brown their exterior.

Step 4

Slice and serve the pineapples with mascarpone and quince preserves.

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