Ten mouth watering grilled fruit recipes, that will change the way you eat dessert
You’re always grilling meat and vegetables, but have you ever thought about grilling your fruit?
Since fruit is not typically the first thing that comes to mind when you’re ready to fire up the grill, I would assume you have not given this any thought. It’s so easy and makes the fruit taste so much better. Fruit is made up of water and sugar, and when grilled, the water is reduced and the sugar caramelizes, making the flavor even more concentrated. Grilled fruit is perfect for any appetizer, side dish, snack, or even dessert! All that you need is sliced fruit, water, and cooking oil to make a tasty addition to your meal.
What better way to prepare a healthy, tasty, and easy to do recipe for you and your family?
Grilling fruit can be a healthy alternative to some of the other contents that you might have in mind to put on the grill. This can also be a way to entice your kids to eat their fruit. Since it is something new, but still familiar, children will be more likely to give it a chance and enjoy the flavor explosion. Since there is more concentration after being grilled, this is a great way suit your child’s sugar fix without actually giving more sugar. They will love it!
Now that your mind has been opened up to the idea of grilling fruit, what now?
If you’re looking for a creative way to spark your taste buds, click on the recipes below for easy, delicious grilled fruit.
- Grilled Peaches
- Grilled Pears
- Grilled Plums
- Grilled Cantaloupe Pieces
- Grilled Cinnamon Apples
- Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas
- Stuffed Peaches on the Grill
- Grilled Pineapple Sundae
- Honey Basted Nectarines
- Grilled Pear and Hazelnut Packets
The fruits that make preparation easier are hard fruits, like apples, pears, and pineapple. Softer fruits like mango tend to be more delicate to grill, due to the risk of overcooking and making a mushy texture. Either way, any type of fruit can be grilled with the proper attentiveness and technique. When slicing the fruit, keep the peel on, so that the texture will hold together better and can make it more suitable for grilling.
Check out some additional grilling recipes:
- Grilled Michigan Peaches with Lavender Honey and Goat Cheese
- Lime-Cilantro Grilled Watermelon
- Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Strawberry-Mango-Feta Salsa and Honey-Balsamic Glaze
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