Delicious Air Fryer Pineapple

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Air fryer pineapple might be our new favorite sweet treat. With just a few pineapple rings, some butter, and cinnamon, you can make a delicious snack or dessert in minutes!

Pineapple in the air fryer is easy to make, easy to clean up, and a different flavor for the taste buds!

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Look at these pineapple rings!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you make pineapple in the air fryer, check out these few recipe tips so that you can have the best results:

  • You can use fresh pineapple or canned pineapple rings. If you use canned, be sure to drain the rings well because excess moisture will make air frying more difficult and messy.
  • We didn’t add sugar to our pineapple recipe but you can if you wish. Add approximately two tablespoons of sugar to the butter with the cinnamon and mix it well.
  • It’s important that the rings don’t overlap in the air fryer. We have a 6-quart capacity air fryer so if you have a smaller one, you might have to cook this amount of pineapple in two batches.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you’ve never made pineapple with cinnamon in the air fryer, you can see the process photos in this section for guidance.

Alternatively, you can skip to the recipe card at the bottom of this post to get started on your pineapple!

When using pineapple from a can make sure that the extra juice can drip off the rings first so they are not too watery.

If using fresh pineapple, remove the outside skin, core it, and then cut the pineapple into rings approximately 1/4 inch thick.

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Add the butter and cinnamon together.

Melt the butter, add the cinnamon, and mix well. If you want a sweeter taste, also add approximately 2 tablespoons of (brown) sugar – more or less to taste.

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Brush the pineapples with the cinnamon butter.

Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. In the meantime, brush the top of the pineapple rings with half of the butter-cinnamon mixture.

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Place the rings into the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, place the rings onto the tray with the cinnamon covered side up.

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Flip the pineapple.

Cook the pineapple for 6 minutes, then flip the rings and brush the other side with the rest of the cinnamon-butter mixture.

Don’t worry if it has gotten slightly hard again – the butter will melt as it gets into contact with the hot pineapple.

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Nicely browned pineapple rings.

Cook the pineapple for another 6 minutes or until the pineapple has browned to your liking. Enjoy!

roasted pineapple with cinnamon on floral plate on counter
Our air fried pineapple – ready to enjoy!

Storage Tips

Air fryer pineapple tastes best fresh out of the air fryer. If you have any leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

You can choose to eat the leftovers cold or to reheat them in the air fryer or microwave.

What to Serve Air Fryer Pineapple With

You can eat air fried pineapple on its own or you can choose to pair it with a cream-based dessert.

We find the sweet and acidic taste of the fruit pairs well with vanilla ice cream or something fancy like a panna cotta!

You could also use this air fryer pineapple as an ingredient in another recipe like a simple pineapple cake topped with fried pineapple!

Related Recipes

For more sweet and tasty air fryer fruit recipes, check out these easy-to-make classics:

roasted pineapple with cinnamon on floral plate on counter

Air Fryer Pineapple

Air Fryer Pineapple is the perfect fruity snack or dessert. With just a few pineapple rings, a little butter, and a dash of cinnamon, you have a sweet and tarty treat to enjoy plain or with other desserts!
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 rings of pineapple

Ingredients

  • 8 rings of pineapple, fresh or canned (approximately 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • When using pineapple from a can make sure that the extra juice can drip off the rings first so they are not too watery. If using fresh pineapple, remove the outside skin, core it, and then cut the pineapple into rings approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  • Melt the butter, add the cinnamon, and mix well. If you want a sweeter taste, see notes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. In the meantime, brush the top of the pineapple rings with half of the butter-cinnamon mixture.
  • When the air fryer is hot, place the rings onto the tray with the cinnamon covered side up.
  • Cook the pineapple for 6 minutes, then flip the rings and brush the other side with the rest of the cinnamon-butter mixture. Don’t worry if it has gotten slightly hard again – the butter will melt as it gets into contact with the hot pineapple. Cook the pineapple for another 6 minutes or until the pineapple has browned to your liking. Enjoy!

Notes

  • We don’t usually add any sugar to this recipe since the pineapple is sweet enough for us. However, if you want it sweeter and/or want to mask the slightly acidic taste of the pineapple, feel free to add approximately 2 tablespoons of (brown) sugar to the melted butter.
  • The pineapple rings shouldn’t overlap in the air fryer. If you can’t fit 8 rings into your air fryer, either make less or cook the pineapple in two batches.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 26mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

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