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Pineapple rings cooked in the air fryer are seasoned with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar and caramelized to perfection. Ready in less than 20 minutes, serve this quick and easy recipe as a side dish, snack or dessert. 

Even though you may think of cooked pineapple as a summer recipe, using your air fryer makes it easy to cook it year round. These pineapple slices remind me of grilled pineapple (you may also hear it called Brazilian pineapple). But you don’t have to step foot outside to make this tasty dish.

closeup view of air fryer pineapple rings on a white serving dish.

We’re sharing tips to help you get the best results with this recipe. If you don’t need the tips, scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and a printable recipe card.

We love serving roasted pineapple with Huli Huli Chicken and Copycat Orange Chicken because the flavors go together well. Some people choose to eat air fried pineapple rings as dessert, and even top it with a scoop of ice cream. 

Choosing the Best Fresh Pineapple 

If you’re using fresh pineapple for this recipe, you’ll want to make sure it’s ripe. The outer skin should be mostly golden yellow in color with a little bit of green. Look for bright green, healthy looking leaves (shriveled leaves mean it’s past its prime).  

A ripe pineapple will also give just a little bit when you squeeze it. And lastly, I like to see if it passes the sniff test – smell the bottom of the pineapple. If it smells slightly sweet, it’s ready. Avoid pineapples that smell overly sweet or don’t have any scent at all.

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How to Cut a Pineapple Into Rings 

Start by cutting off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Stand it straight up and begin cutting off the skin, going from top to bottom. Continue removing the skin all the way around. 

Lay the pineapple on its side and slice into ½-inch circles. Use a 1-inch cookie cutter to remove the core on each piece. If you don’t have one of those, use a small knife to cut around it. 

ingredients needed to make roasted pineapple rings

Ingredients Needed 

  • pineapple rings
  • butter 
  • light brown sugar 
  • cinnamon 

How to Make Pineapple Rings in the Air Fryer 

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. 

Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small shallow bowl

Dip each pineapple ring first into the melted butter, then coat with the cinnamon sugar mixture. 

two image collage of cinnamon and brown sugar being mixed and pineapple slices being dipped in butter with text overlay.

Air fry for 10-12 minutes, then transfer to a serving dish. 

If desired, add a dash of cinnamon on top and a sprinkle of brown sugar before serving. 

two pictures of pineapple being coated in brown sugar with a fork and pineapple rings being air fried with text overlay.

Tips for Making

  • You can use fresh or canned pineapple for this air fryer recipe. When using fresh, try to make sure you cut the pieces to the same thickness. If you decide to use canned pineapple, drain the juices and pat the rings dry with paper towels. 
  • Try not to overlap the pineapple rings in the basket. They cook the best in a single layer. 
  • For a healthier version, skip the butter. 
close up of air fried pineapple slices with cinnamon and sugar.

Storing and Reheating 

Keep leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer until slices are warmed through. You can also eat them cold. 

Ways to Serve + Variations of Air Fried Pineapple 

We mentioned earlier that this side dish goes great with chicken and with ice cream as a dessert. We’ve got a few more serving suggestions and variations for cooked pineapple rings you may want to try.  

  • Chop pineapple into chunks and add to salads 
  • Puree to make into a flavorful sauce for meats or a topping for ice cream
  • Dice and add onions, lime juice, and cilantro to make a pineapple salsa
  • Blend into a smoothie
  • Toss in teriyaki sauce and serve with other veggies
  • Cut into chunks and use as a pizza topping (yes, we know this one is controversial).

Can You Use Pineapple Chunks for This Recipe? 

If you would like to use chunks, we recommend using a fresh pineapple so you can cut larger sized chunks than what you find in a can. Smaller pieces tend to get soggy so larger sized chunks are the way to go here.

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Air Fryer Pineapple Rings

Pineapple rings cooked in the air fryer are made with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar and caramelized to perfection. Ready in less than 20 minutes, serve this quick and easy recipe as a side dish, snack or dessert. 
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Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 rings
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying



  • 10 pineapple rings, patted dry
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • In a shallow bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon until combined.
  • Dip pineapple rings one at a time into the melted butter then evenly coat the slices with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil and add the coated pineapple slices to the basket in an even layer.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove rings from basket and place on a platter.
  • Add an extra sprinkle of the brown sugar cinnamon mixture if desired.


  • You can use fresh or canned pineapple. If using fresh, be sure to make the slices evenly sized. If using canned, drain the juice and pat the slices completely dry with a paper towel.
  • For best cooking results, make sure the slices are in an even layer and not overlapping.
  • You can skip the butter for a healthier version.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Can be eaten cold or reheated in the air fryer.
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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