Make It Sizzle: 10 Dessert Recipes Featuring Grilled Fruit

published Jun 8, 2012
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Yes, we’re talking grilled fruit. Outside on the gas grill or indoors on a grill pan, we love the way grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in fresh fruit. Never tried it? Read on for 10 delicious and easy summer grilled fruit ideas.

Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Vanilla Whipped Cream: Hello perfect summer dessert! Peaches grill up better than just about any other fruit, and a little spiked whipped cream only sweetens the deal.
Grilled Plum Kabobs: This simple grilled dessert works just as well with other stone fruits like peaches and apricots, via Martha Stewart.
Saucy & Sweet Grilled Pineapple: Easy to grill and so sweet – we love the kick of Grand Marnier in this treat!
Grilled Fruit Skewers: These skewers are the perfect complement to a kebab BBQ party – easy to assemble and ready in a flash!
Grilled Strawberries with Pimm’s and Vanilla Ice Cream: These strawberries could be roasted in the oven, but putting them in a shallow baking dish and popping them on the grill makes for a much more fun backyard treat, via Jamie Oliver.
Grilled Banana Splits with Hot Fudge and Rum Caramel Sauce: Leave the banana peels on for easy grilling with this fun twist on the classic banana split, via Martha Stewart.
Grilled Apricots with Bittersweet Chocolate and Almonds: This recipe works just as well with other stone fruit and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Dessert Recipe: Grilled Figs with Honeyed Mascarpone: If you’ve never grilled figs, you’re missing out! These pair perfectly with mild mascarpone or ricotta cheese.
Grilled Bananas with Rum Ice Cream and Mexican Hot Chocolate Sauce: Homemade rum ice cream and a Mexican chocolate sauce take these grilled bananas over the top – great showstopper dessert for your next summer party!
Grilled Mango with Mint and Lime Juice: Mark Bittman suggests grilling just ripe mango for a simple and healthy dessert, via The New York Times.

Related: Grilled Summer Fruit: How to Get Better Flavor and Color

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