Grilled Fruit

This one’s for Red
   If you’re an outdoor cook, getting a new grill is like getting a new car and the fun of taking it for a test run is exciting.
   My dear Floridian friend, Kathy, aka Red Kathy from Are You Hungry, announced of getting a new grill for her and hubby’s anniversary. Hey, after 23 years, a grill is a pretty neat thing. Now I know she already knows how to grill but I wanted to dedicate today’s post to her.
   The grill is a perfect place in cooking your complete meal, including dessert and that’s what today’s recipes are about ~ an excerpt from my cookbook, Grits to Guacamole. Enjoy!

Grilled Fruit

Fresh fruit for a delightful ending

Apples & Pears – Cut in half and core out the center. Mix 1/2 cup of white wine with a little sugar and a dash or two of cinnamon and nutmeg. Place fruit on the grill, low heat, and to the hollowed center add 1/2 teaspoon of butter with a spoonful of wine mixture. Grill for 15 minutes.

Bananas – Peel and cut in half, sprinkle with sugar and grill 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat just until grill marks appear. Remove and drizzle with orange liqueur. Serve over pound cake with vanilla ice cream.

Spiked Bananas – Cut a slit lengthwise in each banana to less than half the depth leaving the skin on. Mix a little brown sugar, dark rum and coconut extract and spoon into each banana. Close with a toothpick and grill on medium heat 25 to 30 minutes or until the skin is charred.

Peaches, Mangos, & Plums – Half and remove seeds from fruit. Mix melted butter with brown sugar and a little lemon or lime juice, brush on fruit halves while grilling on medium heat 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with ice cream.

Pineapple – Mix 1 tablespoon each: brown sugar, rum or whiskey and vanilla with 1/8 teaspoon each of ground ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper for a little heat if desired. Brush on fresh pineapple slices and grill 5 to 10 minutes turning and basting often. Serve on top of chocolate almond ice cream or fruit sorbet.

Cantaloupe & Honeydews – Heat butter with a little honey, stir in a few crushed mint leaves and brush on melon slices while grilling 5 to 7 minutes turning often.

4 thoughts on “Grilled Fruit

  1. pegasuslegend

    Only have tried pineapple thanks for these great idea's! Nice post for our foodie friend in Florida! Kathy @areyouhungry!!…you got the best of the best here for your new grill~

  2. redkathy

    OH MY GOSH (yes I'm shouting)You are too kind! Seriously, too kind. Thank you so much for honoring me with this post. Guess what, I have a fresh pineapple on the counter and a bag of apples too. Tomorrow's dessert will be Drick's grilled fruits. It will be my first time grilling fruit too. ♥ Redkathy


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