Eight of the Best Grilled Fruit Recipes

The Most Popular Grilled Fruit Dishes

Grilled Peaches
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Fruit is tasty on its own, but have you ever tried grilling fruit? The intense heat of the grill, whether gas or charcoal, will add fantastic flavor to most fruit. Large, thinly sliced fruits are best for grilling. Anything too small, like grapes, will simply fall through the grates and prove difficult to grill. To help secure smaller fruits, use kebabs or skewers to safely secure the fruit. The sugars in the fruit will caramelize over the fire, picking up the grill flavor. Grilled fruit is...MORE ready to eat in minutes and especially good topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Before you get started, make sure your cooking grates are clean. Dirty grates that are full of grilling debris will cause the delicate fruit to take on the flavors of what you last grilled. Most of these recipes require a very hot grill and only cook for minutes. Take a look and find your next dessert.

  • 01 of 08
    Grilled Pineapple Dessert
    Grilled Pineapple Dessert. Winifred Heinze/Getty Images

    This is a fantastic and fast dessert recipe. The sugars in the pineapple will caramelize and the alcohol will burn off, leaving just the tasty flavors. You can substitute rum for the tequila if you prefer. 

  • 02 of 08
    Stuffed Peaches on the Grill
    Stuffed Peaches on the Grill. Jonathan Lovekin/Getty Images

    With only four ingredients, these peach packets are easy to prepare and pack a big flavor. Individual foil packets are a fun way to eat dessert and can be topped off with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an ultimate indulgence. 

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    Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas
    Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas. Bayside/Getty Images

    Grilled bananas are delicious. Make sure that you have a well-oiled grate before putting the banana pieces on the grill to avoid sticking. Add vanilla ice cream and liquor as a finishing touch to this sweet treat. 

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    Grilled Pineapple Sundae
    Grilled Pineapple Sundae. Rita Maas/Getty Images

    A grilled pineapple sundae not only makes a delicious dessert but results in an impressive presentation. Make the sundae with classic vanilla ice cream or experiment with some more tropical flavors. 

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    Cinnamon Apples
    Cinnamon Apples. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A grilled apple dessert is perfect for fall or winter and a great finish to a warm, cozy meal. You can serve the cinnamon apples sliced over pie, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or just on their own.

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    Grilled Cantaloupe Pieces
    Grilled Cantaloupe Pieces. Michael Wissing/Getty Images

    Grilled cantaloupe is a light, refreshing, and unexpected grilled fruit dessert. The trick to grilling the melon is to do it hot and fast since the melon only needs to cook for a minute or two. For a light dessert, serve these alone or for a richer treat,  serve this with vanilla ice cream or berry sorbet. 

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    Grilled Pears
    Grilled Pears. FreezeFrameStudio/Getty Images

    Take care with preparing the pears; the fruit is very delicate. Grilled pears can be cooked on the grill's top rack or left on the warm grill while you eat the main course. They have a slightly sweet flavor and go well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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    Rum and Pineapple Kebabs
    Rum and Pineapple Kebabs. Rita Maas

    This dessert kebab can be served alone or with ice cream. Either way, the kebabs are a fun presentation and make for easy grilling. Don't feel limited by using rum; you can substitute with tequila if you prefer.