Top 6 Grilled Dessert Recipes

The Best Grilled and Smoked Desserts

Grilling dessert is a spectacular end to any cookout. The grill brings out flavors that can't be found any other way. The best strategy is to prepare everything beforehand so it only takes a few minutes to serve up something everyone will be talking about. One trick when using a charcoal grill is to add some extra charcoal once the main course is off. Then close down the vest so that the grill stays hot but burns slowly. When dessert time comes just remove the lid and let the fire heat up. A good hot grill caramelizes fruits and sugars quickly so stay close by and cook fast. Most desserts can be grilled in just a few minutes.

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    Grilled Apple Crisp

    Grilled Apple Crisp
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    This grilled apple crisp is a quick and easy way to prepare a classic American dessert. By wrapping these up in individual packets you can serve them as you need. This is particularly helpful if you have kids hanging around.

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    Stuffed Peaches on the Grill

    Stuffed Peaches on the Grill
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    While you probably don't think a lot about grilling fruit, these little stuffed peaches on the grill make a delicious dessert. Top them off with vanilla ice cream and your guests will be pleased.

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    Grilled Pineapple Sundae

    Grilled Pineapple Sundae
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    This grilled pineapple sundae dish not only makes a delicious dessert but a spectacular presentation.

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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Cake
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    Didn't think you could bake a cake on the grill? Guess again. This wonderful strawberry-rhubarb crumb cake is easy to prepare and can be grilled for dessert while you are eating dinner.

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    Grilled Pineapple Dessert

    Grilled Pineapple Dessert
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    This is a fantastic dessert grilled pineapple dessert recipe that is also very fast. You can substitute rum for the tequila if you are so inclined.

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    Honey Basted Nectarines

    Grilled Honey Basted Nectarines
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    This grilled honey basted nectarines recipe can be transformed into any dessert you wish. You can add a scoop of ice cream and crumbled cookies to make a sundae, or slice and place on top of baked sugar cookie dough to make a dessert pizza.