Grilled Fruit – 4 Ways!
Desserts | Published May 12, 2016 | Updated Aug 20, 2019 | By Tawnie
This was such a fun segment I did on Ksee24 Sunrise! Summer is basically here which means the BBQs will be in action again. Instead of always bbq-ing meats, why not try out bbq-ing some fruit? 🙂 Yeah I know I probably sound crazy but that is just the Dietitian in me! Grilled fruit really brings out the natural sweetness of the fruit – try having the watermelon salad bites for an appetizer and maybe also try swapping out ice cream with the yummy Grilled Strawberry Banana Pizza or any of these other recipes below!
Grilled Strawberry Banana Dessert Pizza
Store-bought whole grain pizza dough
8 ounces oz. goat cheese
¼ cup honey
1 basket strawberries and 2 bananas sliced
¼ C rum
2 Tbsp. sugar
Clean grill. Spray the grill liberally with cooking spray. Heat to 500° F.
Combine strawberries and bananas with the rum and sugar. Let rest for 15 minutes.
Combine the goat cheese and honey with a fork. Spread evenly on the pizza dough. Top
with fruit, leaving the juices in the bowl. Place the pizza on the grill. Cook for 9 to 12 minutes,
rotating the pizza every few minutes to make sure it does not stick. Remove from the grill
and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Grilled Fruit Kebabs
2 tablespoons honey
Lemon juice (from one lemon)
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Clean grill thoroughly and heat to 400° F.
In a large plastic bag or bowl, make a marinade with the juice of one lemon, 1 to 2 Tbsp. of
honey, depending on how sweet your fruit is, and ½ tsp. of nutmeg. Slice fruit in half and
remove seeds and cores. Do not remove skin. Add to marinade. Coat grill with cooking spray
and then place fruit on the grill. Do not move fruit often. Flip softer fruits (peaches, plums)
after 2 minutes and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. Harder fruits can tolerate 3 to 4 minutes per
side without falling apart.
Consider topping with sorbet or yogurt or make into kebabs.
Watermelon Feta “Salad” Bites
1 small watermelon
2 cups arugula
1 cup feta cheese
Slice watermelon into 1 inch slices/wedges. Squeeze the lime over the watermelon and set
Heat a grill to medium heat. Place watermelon on grill, ~5 minutes per side then remove from
grill. Sprinkle each watermelon slice with feta, balsamic glaze and then top with arugula.
Grilled Apricot Halves with Goat Cheese
Apricots – washed
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup goat cheese
Wash and cut each apricot and remove the pit. Cook on grill 2 minutes each side. Remove
from grill and sprinkle with goat cheese and drizzle each apricot half with honey. Enjoy!
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Love grilled fruit and these all look delish! Watermelon and feta is one of my fave combos – psst…lookout for it on my blog this month for the Recipe ReDux!
Ooooo I’m so excited!! These Recipe Redux posts always sneak up so fast for me!! 🙂
Ahh these all look amazing! I’m so excited for summer grilling!
YAY! Thank you!
Can’t decide which to start with. They all look amazing!
Thank you so much! 🙂
These look delicious, Tawnie! I’m pinning to try soon because it’s already grilling season here in Atlanta.
Perfect!!:) thank you!:) I haven’t been to Atlanta since FNCE I miss it!
omg these all sound amazing. I’m making all of them asap!
Haha! Thank you! Enjoy:) Perfect summer treat!
I’m so glad it is finally grilling season. I’ve never tried grilling fruit, but now you make me want to try it!
You’ll love it!! 🙂