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Recipes for Tasty Grilled Desserts!

Dessert - It's just not right to have a meal without finishing it with dessert! But instead of pulling out the standard cake, pie or brownies for dessert why not put your grill to use to prepare a really special and unique dessert presentation?

This can be as easy as warming fresh fruit on the grill - bananas, peach halves or sliced pineapples are all good candidates. Cook over direct heat, browning the surface and tenderizing the fruit. Serve alone or plop a nice scoop of ice cream on top of your special dessert. Select fruit that is ripe but firm as it will soften when prepared on the grill.

For fruit like peaches, apples, etc cut in half and grill for 7 to 10 minutes at a medium heat. Split bananas along their length and leave in their skin to preserve shape, grill on direct medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes. Pineapples can be peeled and cored and cut into 1/2 inch slices then put on the grill for 5 to 10 minutes - medium heat. A special touch can be added by lightly brushing the fruit with a little melted butter and sugar (or brown sugar) - grill to a light golden brown.

 

Grilled Bananas  

 

Serves 6

  

12 green bananas 

Confectioners sugar 

 

Grill unpeeled bananas, turning once, for 20 minutes or until peel is black and bananas soft. Split and sprinkle with sugar. Serve banana in peel, slit and topped with sour cream and toasted coconut or with ice cream and toasted almonds.

 

 

 

This is one of my favorites because it lends itself to so many taste variations. Just pick your favorite fruit:

 

Grilled Fruit Crisp  

  

Serves 8 

  

21 oz pie filling, apple or cherry (or other favorite flavor) 

1/3 cup packed brown sugar 

1/2 tsp. cinnamon 

1/4 tsp. nutmeg 

2 Tbs. lemon juice 

1/2 pkg. yellow cake mix (18.5 oz) -approx. 2 cups 

Stick butter or margarine cut in thin slices – approx. ½ cup 

Whipped topping or ice cream 

  

Spray a 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour the pie filling into the 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Sprinkle cake mix over pie filling to cover and dot with butter slices. 

  

Preheat grill on medium for 10 minutes, then turn one side of the

grill off and invert a baking pan on the cooking grid on that side. Place the baking pan with the ingredients on the inverted pan. Close the lid and bake 55-65 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. 

  

Let stand until warm. Serve topped with whipped topping or ice cream. 

 

 

Peaches & Berries Fruit Grill  

  

Yield: 4 Servings 

  

2 large ripe peaches  

pkg. of fresh or frozen blueberries 

brown sugar 

lemon juice 

  

Wash, peel and halve the peaches, removing pits. Place each half on a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fill peach halves generously with fresh or frozen blueberries. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice on each. Wrap with foil securely. 

  

Cook on the grill 15-20 minutes turning once. You can serve right out of the foil.

  

Can also be baked in the oven and served in stemmed glasses to dress up a meal. Bake in foil or glass dish for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until peaches are done. Allow one peach half per serving. 

 

 

 

 

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