Whether you use warm grilled fruit as a topping for your favorite homemade ice cream or you present it on skewers for maximum visual drama and portability, grilled fruit never lasts long when you serve it at cookouts and picnics.
A few pieces of grilled fruit can also make a great addition to salads. Or if you prefer, you can top your burgers with some grilled pineapple for a tropical touch.
Grilling fruit is very easy to do and is a fun way to add excitement to the desserts you serve outdoors. If you’ve been cooking on the BBQ grill all day, why not make the most of your already hot grill and grill up some fruits to help capture the spirit of Summer?
Some fruits that grill particularily well are fresh pineapples, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, and bananas.
(You can find more delicious Summer fruit recipe ideas at the bottom of this article.)
To help you make the most of the fruit you grill, the folks at Carolina Sauce Company’s Food Blog have put together an easy guide which will show you how to grill your own fruit for cookouts here:
Derrick Riches of About.Com: Barbecues & Grilling also has some more great tips for grilling fruit here.
You can also see our list of delicious fruit dessert recipes to help you enjoy and eat more fruit throughout the year.
Also, here’s some convenient links to our first 100 Original Recipes on Hugging the Coast to make it easier for you to find culinary inspiration and ideas beyond dessert.
Please join us tomorrow to see our newest food and cooking article: A Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe for Elote.
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(Photo Credit: Grilled Fruit by Sfllaw on Flickr.)