Who would have thought you could throw a pineapple on the grill? Grilling fruit brings out natural fruit sugars and makes fruit taste extra sweet. From firm fruits like pears and apples to softer fruits like peaches and plums, it's all grillable; you can even grill bananas! Follow these simple steps for a yummy dessert.
Cut fruit in half – remove any cores and leave the skin on.
Coat lightly with a mild oil, such as canola or grapeseed, or brush with melted butter to keep the fruit from sticking to the grill.
Clean the grates – nothing will ruin grilled fruit faster than tasting last nights hamburger with it. A grill basket is a nice accessory to use if that's not possible.
Place fruit cut side down on grate over medium-hot fire. Use indirect heat (not directly over the flame).
Cover and cook until grill marked, tender and heated through – about 5 minutes for soft fruit and 10 minutes for firm fruits.
Serve with ice cream or enjoy on its own!
Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas
Yield: 6 servings
1-1/4 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat grill for medium-low heat. Without removing the peel, cut each banana in half lengthwise. Sprinkle each half with lemon juice. Combine cinnamon and brown sugar in a bowl. Coat exposed surface of the bananas in sugar mixture. Place banana halves on an oiled grill grate, peel side up. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove bananas from grill, then from peel, and serve with ice cream or drizzle with chocolate.