Grilled Pineapple and Banana Sauce with Honey and Lime

Serving Size: 3


  • 2 Tbsp (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp golden brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 5 1/2-inch-thick rounds peeled cored pineapple
  • 2 medium bananas, peeled


  1. Place butter, honey, brown sugar, and lime juice in small saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Bring to simmer over medium heat, whisking until smooth. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Remove vanilla bean and rewarm sauce before using.
  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush both sides of pineapple with some sauce. Grill 1 minute per side. Transfer to plate; cut into 1/2-inch cubes and place in large bowl, leaving juices behind. Mix remaining sauce into pineapple. Cut bananas into 1/2-inch chunks; fold into pineapple mixture.

Image Credit: Antonis Achilleos
Recipe courtesy of: Dede Wilson