Fabulous Fruit on the Grill

Go beyond burgers and grill fresh fruit to serve as a side dish, salad, or dessert. Grilling fresh fruit brings out even more of its natural sweetness and creates a mouthwatering dish.   

  • Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel
    Photo: Erin Kunkel

    Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel

    Pineapple holds up to skewering, doesn’t fall apart on the grill, and makes an elegant, surprising dessert—especially when drizzled with a simple-to-make caramel sauce. You’ll need 16 wooden skewers for this recipe.

  • Grilled Stone Fruit Antipasto Plate
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Grilled Stone Fruit Antipasto Plate

    Heighten the sweetness of the plums, peaches, nectarines and pluots with black pepper and vanilla. If you can't find pluots, double up on peaches or plums.
  • Grilled Fruit

    Grilled Fruit

    Use this versatile recipe when you've got a bounty of summer fruit. You can use fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pineapple chunks, or any combination of fruit you wish. No other ingredients required.

  • Fiery Grilled Peach and Habanero Salsa
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Fiery Grilled Peach and Habanero Salsa

    Grilling the peaches caramelizes their natural sugar. Serve with grilled pork, fish or chicken. Refrigerate for up to three days.
  • Dr. Bosker's Boogie-Woogie Brown-Sugared Barbecued Bananas

    Dr. Bosker's Boogie-Woogie Brown-Sugared Barbecued Bananas

    Top grilled bananas with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a splash of orange liqueur for a simple and sophisticated dessert. Serve with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream.

  • Grilled Glazed Pineapple with Coconut Sorbet
    Photo: Con Poulos; Styling: Deborah Williams

    Grilled Glazed Pineapple with Coconut Sorbet

    Create a tropical dessert by grilling pineapple slices tossed with a mixture of orange marmalade and fresh lime juice. The finishing touch is a scoop of coconut sorbet.

  • Caramelized Fresh Figs with Sweet Cream
    Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Caramelized Fresh Figs with Sweet Cream

    Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. Caramelize honey-coated figs on the grill to intensify the sweetness and top with crème fraîche.

  • Grilled Apple Salad
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Grilled Apple Salad

    Grill fresh apple slices and serve them on spring greens and spinach. Accent the sweetness of the apples with shaved Cheddar cheese and a cider vinaigrette.

  • Grilled Peaches over Arugula with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Grilled Peaches over Arugula with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

    This summery peach salad features sweet 'n' smoky grilled peach wedges, fresh arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and sliced prosciutto.  The saltiness of the goat cheese and prosciutto is an irresistible complement to the sweet peaches and spicy arugula.

  • Cantaloupe and Grilled Fig Salad
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Cantaloupe and Grilled Fig Salad

    The contrasting flavors of the sweet fruit and tangy lime juice plus the variety of textures in the fruits, nuts, and vegetables create an intriguing and beautiful first course.

  • Lemon-Sugar Grilled Pineapple

    Lemon-Sugar Grilled Pineapple

    Three ingredients are all you need for a super-easy fruit salad or dessert at your next barbecue.

  • Grilled Peaches Jezebel
    Tina Cornett

    Grilled Peaches Jezebel

    Horseradish and Dijon mustard add a bit of "heat" to these honey-coated peach halves.

  • Grilled Stone Fruit with Balsamic Glaze
    Photo: David Tsay

    Grilled Stone Fruit with Balsamic Glaze

    Brush grilled peach, plum and apricot halves with a sweet balsamic glaze and top with shaved cheese for a fruit side dish or not-too-sweet grilled dessert.

  • Grilled Apricot Halves
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Apricot Halves

    Brush grilled apricots with a mixture of olive oil, honey, and fresh thyme and serve as a simple side dish, over a bed of greens, or even as a topping for grilled pizza.

  • Grilled Plantains
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Grilled Plantains

    Brush plantains (cooking bananas) with a mixture of butter and brown sugar and grill them until they are soft and tender. Serve this side dish with warm lime wedges.

  • Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream
    Thomas J. Story

    Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

    This super-simple grilled peaches recipe has only five ingredients, making it perfect for last-minute summer entertaining.
  • Grilled Fruit Packets
    Photo: Ryan Benyi

    Grilled Fruit Packets

    This grilled fruit dessert will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth—for a lot less calories. This fruit dessert is ideal for really hot days, when the idea of baking is too much to bear.
  • Grilled Summer Fruit Cobbler
    Photo: David Hillegas; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

    Grilled Summer Fruit Cobbler

    Our fruit cobbler is a tasty way to enjoy plump summer berries. Use a cast iron or enamel-coated cast iron skillet, and don’t pile on the ingredients—just fill to a little more than halfway, or they will bubble over.

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