Pineapple Rum Flambe

Brushing grilled pineapple with marinade
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
200 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fast and easy pineapple rum flambé makes an elegant and light finish to a meal, yet it is quite simple to make. Try this method using flavored rum or other fruits.


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small fresh pineapple (ends trimmed, skin peeled, cored, cut into 6 slices, and patted dry)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup rum (warmed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place brown sugar in a shallow soup bowl. Press each pineapple ring into the brown sugar, coating both sides.

  2. Heat butter in a large, heavy skillet on medium-low heat. When hot, place pineapple slices in the skillet in a single layer. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until nicely browned. Flip the slices and brown the other side.

  3. Move skillet far from the heat source, carefully pour in warmed rum, and ignite with a long match or barbecue lighter to flambé. Return to heat and let the alcohol burn off. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. (Depending on the size of the pineapple, you may need to do this in two skillets.)

  4. Pineapple slices may be served as is with the pan sauce or as a topping for pound cake or ice cream.