9 Delicious Desserts You Can Make On The Grill

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Grilled Pineapple Sundaes (a tropical temptation)

Lighting the grill brings a whole new layer of deliciousness to a dessert.

Once you’ve sauteed the pineapple, throw one scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle of the pineapple rings, close the lid to let it melt, and then cover again with the grilled pineapple for another minute-and-a-half. This will result in a warm, gooey, and juicy dessert.

Top with a few caramelized walnuts and a sprig of mint, and your done.

Ingredients (Serves Four)

  • 2 pineapple rings
  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 5 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon graham cracker crumbs
  • Chopped walnuts
  • 4 sprigs of mint

Directions

{1}. To start, combine the butter and brown sugar with the pineapple rings and set aside.
{2}. When the grill is hot, cook the pineapple on both sides before placing a scoop of ice cream on the center. Cover the grill in order to melt the ice cream.
{3}. When the ice cream is well incorporated with the grilled pineapple, drizzle the leftover syrup on the ice cream and cover again. Continue grilling for another 1-2 minutes.

Berry, Chocolate and Cake Skillet (deep dish deliciousness)

Cooking on a grill gives food a unique flavor and taste. It is as if the grill imparts the flavor of the cigar to the food like nothing else can.

For this delicacy, a flat round grill pan is perfect. Place your favorite homemade cake in the middle. You can of course use a store-bought cake. Lightly sprinkle some magic dust to ensure that you have a secret recipe for a perfect dessert.

Next, add some warm berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, etc. as the filling. Put a piece of foil on top of the cake and close the grill lid.

Check on the berry cake every few minutes to see if it is done. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Cantaloupe with Peach Agrodolce (an elegant ending)

Grilled Cantaloupe is a summertime staple at our house. When using the grilling method, hold as much moisture as possible by salting the cantaloupe once cut.

You may either slice the peach or halve it and place it atop the cantaloupe before grilling.

Banana Tartin (banoffee on the grill!)

Smooth banana filling on a bed of crumbled meringue, caramelized hazelnuts and a kiss of chopped beer nuts and you get Banana Tartin. A great dessert to make in the summer for your BBQ parties!

Recipe:

1 Pack of Puff Pastry 400 ml single cream 180 gms butter 100 gms caster sugar 2 Eggs 5 Bananas 2 tbsp chopped beer nuts 1 tbsp caramel ice cream (optional)

Steps:

Preheat oven hot at 200C.

Unfold the puff pastry on to a greased tin.

Chill for 10 minutes.

Scatter caramelized nuts and crumble the bananas atop the pastry.

Beat the eggs, sugar and butter in a bowl.

Pour the egg mixture on top of the bananas and nuts.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.

Chill for 10 minutes.

Spread some cream on the base and top it with more caramelized hazelnuts and beer nuts.

Serve chilled.

Grilled pineapple with rum, ginger and lemongrass syrup (a little bit boozy, or not)

Ripe pineapple is grilled and marinated in a mixture of rum, ginger, lemongrass and brown sugar.

Deep caramelized, syrupy and sweet pineapple pairs well with dark or aged rums, but even spiced up with some sprinkles and a small scoop of ice cream, rum is meant to be showcased.

Rum gives a rich, nuanced note while offering a boost of mellow sweetness – perfect for an after dinner treat. But by no means should this volatile (read: very easy to get tipsy) tropical delight be restricted to the end of an evening.

Pineapple can easily be at home on an afternoon plate of fruit, alongside ice cream after dinner or in place of cake at a summer soirée.

Grilled Summer fruit skewers (keeping it simple)

This is the quickest, most delicious dessert you can make on the grill. In summer, you can buy fresh fruit skewers at the market. Or you can make your own fruit skewers very easily.

All you need is some fresh fruit of choice (strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, bananas and mangoes are awesome choices for grilling) and toothpicks.

Once the grill is hot and you’ve brushed it with oil, just stick your fruit skewers on it and grill them for a minute or so on each side until they’re lightly cooked.

Tips: Over-cooking will make your fruit mushy so be careful. You want to cook it enough so it’s hot and juicy but not so much that it’s been cooked completely to the point of being mushy.

To get the charring effect on the fruit, turn them frequently as they’re on the grill.

This is my go-to dessert when I have a barbecue bash outside with friends.

Campfire Cones (you don’t need a campfire to make these!)

These cones are easiest to make with a waffle cone maker, but you can use a cardboard container and a rolling pin or a baking sheet and knife for the job. [image: ]

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place a generous scoop of ice cream into each of the cones and place them back in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to to set the ice cream.

When the ice cream is firm, you can decorate your cone desserts with toppings. You can use chocolate syrup, nuts, candies, sprinkles, etc.

Then wrap the cone in aluminum foil, place it on the grill and bake it until the ice cream melts.

The cones can be a bit tricky to eat, but you can apply all the same toppings on your ice cream as well.

Barbecued Apple Crisp (Comfort food on the grill)

Both the apples and the topping in this dessert can be cooked on the grill, so that’s important to remember. The good news is that the topping cooks while the apples bake, so it’s all very hands off. You won’t have to do much except assemble the dessert at the end.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups (375 grams) peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 6 large)
  • 1 3/4 cups (290 grams) whole-wheat or all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (120 grams) quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups (171 grams) pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup (170 grams) dried cherries or dried cranberries
  • Preparation

{1}. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat.
{2}. Mix the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Fold in the apples.

Summer Berry Sweet Pizza (a delicious slice of heaven)

For the crust, use a pre-made pizza crust dough to keep things easy.

You can also make your own dough, but if you are planning to make the pizza at the last minute, the pre-made dough is the fastest option.

The pizza dough recipe below will make enough dough for two 12-inch pizzas.

For the toppings, you can use your favorite fruits and cheeses.

I like to use fresh cherries, blueberries, raspberries, or a combination of them. If you are planning to use mixed berries, make sure to cut them small to avoid getting them stuck in your teeth.

In terms of the cheese, just use regular cheese. Mozzarella, cheddar, etc.

The sauce I used on the pizza is an olive oil, garlic and sea salt mixture.

I used fresh grilled strawberries and a small amount of agave nectar mixed into the olive oil for a unique sweet and savory topping.

For some extra color and flavor, I also sprinkled some fresh basil.

If you want to make the pizza look like a sweet tart, you can prick the dough with a fork before you place it on the grill instead of adding the it to a grill pan. For an 8’round pizza pan, I used two 12×17-inch pizza pans.

Prep time: 30 minutes

ThermoPro TP-19 Review

The ThermoPro TP-19 is arguably one of the most important devices you can buy if you enjoy grilling.

Because the food you eat plays a large role in determining your health, it’s a good practice to find ways to improve the flavor of your food.

Most people aren’t used to barbecuing and are not very good at cooking over the grill. But, with the help of the ThermoPro TP-19, you can enjoy the benefits of barbecuing in your own home.

The TP-19 is a temperature controller or probe that allows you to know exactly when your food is ready to be taken off the grill. This device comes with high-tech temperature gauges that ensure that you cook your food at the perfect temperature at all times.

Not only can this device monitor the temperature of your food, it can also set the ideal temperature to grill your food, making it an amazing tool for beginners as well as veterans. This device is easy to install and is easy to use.

The ThermoPro TP-19 stays cool to the touch, even when it is working and is easy to use. This device also comes with a meat probe that can be inserted into your food so that you can know exactly when it is cooked or ready.