Hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, veggies and … fruit? That’s right! A delicious grilled fruit dessert can elevate a casual cookout into a chic, gourmet grill out. These desserts are not only easy and fun to make but can also be made to combine creative flavors for a uniquely fresh fruit dessert that is sure to wow family and friends – and taste buds!
There are tons of yummy grilled fruit dessert recipes out there. Keep it as simple as sliced apples grilled with mint.
Or, get creative (and ambitious) and try something spectacular like this apple pie breakfast stack made with grilled apple slices!
One grilled apple recipe we thought sounded particularly good was this Baked Apples on the Grill recipe from Taste of Home. All you do is fill cored apples with some raisins, flaked coconut, packed brown sugar, and a little cinnamon. Then, throw them on heavy-duty foil, wrapping over the top and sealing tightly. Grill the apples, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are tender.
Pears and mangoes are great with grill marks, too! We love the sound of the simple yet succulent Grilled Bartlett Pears A La Mode recipe from the Food Network. And the recipe for luscious grilled mangoes with a chili-honey glaze that we came across on Urban Accents has our mouths watering as well.
As Katy McLaughlin, food writer for the Wall Street Journal says in Grills Gone Wild, “Many fruits benefit from the kiss of the grill.” So why not use them all! We love the idea of making Grilled Fruit Kabobs or Grilled Fruit Skewers. Before you fire up the grill, you can even marinate the pieces of apples, pears, oranges, mangoes, strawberries, and kiwi in a liquor of your choice to make it a cocktail and dessert all rolled into one! Don’t forget to garnish them with powdered sugar, mint leaves or even serve them with a sweet yogurt dip.
If you don’t want to take our word for it, try one of these tasty grilled fruit dessert recipes yourself – your taste buds will thank you! Then, make sure to share with us how you liked it.
Hickory Farms gourmet food gift baskets are wonderful for easy entertaining as several include a variety of fresh fruits ready to hit the grill!