3 Amazing Grilled Fruit Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Grilled meat is a staple at any barbecue. There is always a burger, a hotdog or a steak. But if you want to balance off your menu in terms of taste and nutrition, try grilling fresh fruit. Grilling helps caramelize the fruit’s natural sugars. You’ll have a healthy and mouth-watering dessert to serve your guests. Your menu will be brighter, too! Everyone will love it and you don’t even have to shell out too much!

Grilled Cheese and Honey Figs

What you need:

  • 12 ripe black figs, halved lengthwise
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 3-inch fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon dark honey
  • 1 tablespoon rum

In a small saucepan over medium high heat, bring the honey and the rosemary sprig to a simmer. Lower the heat, simmer for 2 minutes more then remove from heat. Slowly dip the fig halves in the honey and place on a platter. Place lemon zest, remaining honey and rum in a bowl and whip using a hand blender until frothy. Cover and refrigerate. Cook the figs, cut side down, on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat just until they develop grill marks. Flip and grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Top with frothy cheese to serve.

Buttersweet Grilled Pineapples

What you need:

  • 1 whole pineapple, sliced into 1-inch spears
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1 plastic squirt gun

Place melted butter and brown sugar in separate bowls. Dip each pineapple piece in the bowl of butter then in brown sugar. Place pineapples in a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat. Fill the squirt gun with Grand Marnier and squirt pineapples. Flip each piece the squirt again. Repeat until grill marks show and sugar has caramelized.

Grilled Chocolate Apricots

What you need:

  • 12 fresh apricots, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
  • Vegetable oil

Brush apricots with vegetable oil and place on a grill cut side down. Cook over high heat for 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip each piece and continue grilling for 1 minute more. Transfer grilled apricots in a plate, drizzle with chocolate then top with almonds to serve.

For a sweet and healthy dessert for your next barbecue, make any of these grilled fruit recipes – kids and adults alike will surely love it!

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