Reinvent the Grill with Fruit Desserts for Father’s Day 

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

| 2 min read

Father’s Day is around the corner, and stores are highlighting their golf clubs and grilling tools to help shoppers find that perfect gift. According to a recent report, the most popular gifts for dads are clothing, gift cards and restaurant meals followed by a meal at home. While steaks and burgers are grill favorites to celebrate Dad, consider finishing off your meal with a healthy grilled fruit dessert.
Fruits that are firm — not overripe — taste great on the grill. When fruit meets the flame, its sweet component allows for caramelization that produces complex flavors. Try grilling these fruits:
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Figs
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Apricots
  • Lemons
Check out these taste-tested grilled fruit dessert recipes:
Grilled Peaches with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle
This recipe is ready for summer and comes together quickly after peaches are grilled and then topped with goat cheese, basil and a balsamic reduction.
Grilled Banana Dessert
A quick trip to the grill turns this banana into a delicious, caramelized dessert. This recipe tops off the warm banana with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey and chocolate chips for a balanced treat.
Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple Skewers
This easy and visually appealing dessert uses cubes of watermelon and pineapple. After several minutes on the grill, top it off with a balsamic reduction and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a taste of summer.

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