Grilled Fruit Dessert Recipes

Yes, we’re referring to grilled fruit, which you can prepare either outdoors on a gas grill or indoors on a grill pan. If you’ve never tried it, read on for 10 delectable and simple summer grilled fruit ideas.

3 Easy Grilled Fruit Desserts | Good to Grill

Caramelized Grilled Fruit πŸ”—

After dinner, add a few more coals to the still-warm grill, and prepare this simple, fresh dessert. This recipe calls for bananas, but Martha also likes to make a fresh-fig version; choose whatever ripe, unblemished fruit looks best at the market.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 ripe yellow or white peaches, cut in half
  • 4 ripe red plums, cut in half
  • 4 miniature ripe bananas, cut in half lengthwise


  1. Heat grill or broiler to medium-hot. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Add all fruit, and toss.
  2. Fold the edges of a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil to form a shallow baking pan, and place on grill. Arrange the fruit, cut sides down, on the foil. Cook fruit until browned and caramelized around the edges, rearranging occasionally to prevent burning. Turn the fruit over, and repeat; serve.


What fruits are best for grilling?

Fresh fruit that will maintain its shape over the coals includes peaches, melons, pineapple, pears, avocado, tomatoes, bananas, and figs.

What happens to fruit when you grill it?

Peaches, melons, pineapples, pears, and bananasβ€”as long as the fruit is firm and not overripe, you’re in for a treat, says Ilyse Schapiro MS, RD, CDN. “Grilling helps to intensify the flavor, and because the fruit contains natural sugar, it caramelizes so it tastes extra sweet.”

Is grilled fruit healthy?

Grilling fruits improves the availability of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients, preventing lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and enhancing digestive health because it is high in fiber.

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