Trái khơm nướng. Grilled Pineapple with xo cognac & butter sauce

Grilled pineapple with xo cognac & butter sauce



So I bought a whole pineapple the other day to make some mam nem dipping sauce as I was having beef wrapped in rice paper rolls.

(I’ll show you how I make them in a later post)

After making the mam nem, I still had half of the pineapple left and wasn’t sure what I would make with it, so I put it in the fridge for later use.

After dinner I was sitting on the couch having a glass of cognac. As one does of course.

As I was sipping away, I thought to myself. I wouldn’t mind something for desert.

Now I’m not much of a desert person, but the sweet tooth does rear its head from time to time.  I got to thinking, I might have some ice cream.

  Yep that sounded good!

Then I remembered I still had half of the pineapple in the fridge. So I had some Ice cream in the freezer, half a pineapple in the fridge and a glass of cognac in hand.

Well what do you know hey!

 I’m guessing you can work out what came next.


Trái khơm nướng

Grilled pineapple with xo cognac & butter sauce


ingredients for grill pineapple with xo butter sauce


1 /2 a large or 1 small fresh pineapple

1 /4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup XO cognac

(Rum or Bourbon would work well if you don’t have Cognac)

2 tsp salted butter

2 kaffir lime leaves

Juice & zest of a lime

Ice cream to serve



Peel and core the pineapple, then slice into wedges about 2cm thick.

Finely slice the kaffir lime leave into slivers.

Zest and great the lime.

In a small sauce pan over low heat, add your sugar, lime juice, butter and XO cognac stir to

Combine until all sugar has dissolved and sauce has thickened a bit. About 2.5 mins

Grill the pineapple on each side for side for 3 mins, brush with the sauce as you go

Now place 2 or 3 pieces of the pineapple on a plate, add a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with the sauce.

Then garnish with the lime zest & kaffir leaf to finish off.


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  1. Catherine Reply

    Very cool and creative!! Looks delish! Might try it some day, but too poor to buy XO cognac. lol.

    • hahahha yes it can get a bit pricy the old xo!!