These Air fryer Pineapples will soon be your new favorite dessert. They are quick, easy, made with only 4 ingredients and so delicious! It’s dairy-free, vegan, caramel-y, and fantastic with vanilla ice cream.
About these easy Air fryer roasted pineapples
I’ve been making grilled pineapples on the stove for a while. However, it was only recently, that I tried air-fried pineapple slices as a last-minute dessert for my guests and they were raving about it. It’s sweet, juicy, and a delicious way to enjoy warm pineapples.
They are definitely so good! Plus this dessert is made only with a few simple ingredients – most of which you may probably have at hand.
Why you’ll love this recipe?
- Quick and easy. Exciting Vegan dessert that’s ready in no time.
- Full of flavor. So delicious on its own or serve in many great ways, as suggested below.
- Dietary needs – Dairy-free, Egg-Free, and Vegan
You will need only 4 ingredients to Air fryer pineapple
Pineapples – You can use fresh pineapples or canned pineapple pieces for convenience.
Brown Sugar / Maple Syrup – Both the sweeteners add a caramel-y flavor to the air-fried pineapples.
Cinnamon – A pinch of this spice adds delicious flavors to the tropical fruit.
Butter – I have used melted Unsalted Vegan butter to brush the pineapple slices. Not keen on Vegan Butter, use regular unsalted butter.
How to make Air fryer Pineapples step by step?
First prep the pineapples. Slice the fresh pineapples using a Pineapple corer or use canned pineapple slices.
Make a marinade – Combine melted butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Coat the pineapples – Brush the pineapples with the marinade on both sides.
Air fry – Place the pineapple pieces in the air fryer basket in a single layer without touching each other. Air fry for 8-12 minutes, until slightly brown on the edges. Flip at halftime.
Serve with a topping of your choice.
Serve roasted pineapples in the air fryer in many ways.
Dessert– Serve the warm pineapple slices with whipped vanilla cream or ice cream.
Salads – Adding air fryer pineapples to salads elevates the salads to the next level. Have you tried air-fried pineapples and cucumber salad or grilled pineapples with avocado salad?
Side dish – Essential summer side dish for your mains or your barbecue dishes.
Add it to Fruit Salsa along with Mangoes! Just like this strawberry salsa.
Storing Air fryer Pineapples
Fridge – Store the air fryer pineapple in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy them as a cold snack/dessert.
Reheating – If you like it warm, reheat the pineapple briefly in the microwave. Alternatively, you can also reheat it in the air fryer for 2 minutes.
Freezer – I will not recommend freezing air fryer pineapple. They will be soggy and will loose texture.
Tips to make Air fried Pineapples
Cut the pineapple pieces into even slices. This will ensure they cook evenly.
Line the Air fryer basket with parchment paper/baking paper. This will help in avoiding the mess in the basket.
Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket with the brown butter glazed pineapple pieces.
Don’t forget to preheat the air fryer. Just like oven, preheating the air fryer ensures the food cooks better when it’s hot. Air Frying time can vary from air fryer depending on the size. Smaller air fryers require a longer cooking time.
Multiple batches – When cooking multiple batches, keep in mind the next batches will require slightly lesser time.
Sweetener – Use a Brown Butter, Maple Syrup, or a Honey glaze to coat the pineapples.
Air fryer Pineapple recipe Variations
Chilli and lime Pineapples – Combine oil, lime juice, salt, and chilli powder in a bowl and brush with the pineapple slices. Air fry! Try these spicy Pineapples for a change!
Indian grilled pineapples just like Barbecue Nation- Use a combination of coconut oil or butter, chaat masala, a hint of chilli powder, cinnamon powder, brown sugar, and salt.
Chocolate dipped grilled pineapple pieces – Dip the grilled pineapple in melted chocolate. Allow it to set before serving.
Can you air fry pineapples?
Yes! You can cook pineapples in the air fryer. Brush the pineapple with brown butter or maple syrup or honey and air fry. They tend to start dehydrating without them.
Should I preheat the Air fryer?
Yes! Preheating the air fryer will warm the air fryer and cook the fruit at a uniform temperature.
How to store leftover Air fryer pineapple?
Allow the pineapple to cool down completely. Then transfer the air-fried pineapple slices/chunks into an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
What sweetener can I use for roasting pineapples in the Air fryer?
You can use Maple syrup, honey, agave syrup, white sugar, or even monk fruit sweetener.
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- 6 Pineapple Slices
- ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar or Maple Syrup
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- Preheat the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 375F / 190 C.
- Place the pineapple rings in a bowl.6 Pineapple Slices
- Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon.¼ cup Unsalted Butter, ¼ cup Brown Sugar or Maple Syrup, ½ tsp Cinnamon
- Brush the pineapple with the brown butter mixture.
- Place the pineapple rings in the air fryer basket and air fry for 8-12 minutes. Flip at halftime.
- Enjoy warm!