For us, fall is just another name for extended barbecue season! We just adore the taste of literally anything that can be made on a barbecue, and that’s not limited to just meat, either. We recently discovered the delicious beauty of barbecued fruit and now we can’t imagine a world without it. Of course, that’s sounds like a rather summery dish but, because we live in a place where the weather stays warm all year round, it actually suits fall quite well too. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with adding a little summer throwback to your menu just to keep things interesting, even if you live in a chilly place where fall weather has set in! That’s why we’ve spent the last week scouring the Internet for awesome recipes to try that will make us feel like we’re still on break, even though we’ve long been back to work after our summer vacation.
If you’re feeling as enthusiastic about BBQ fruit as we are, check out these 15 most delicious recipes that we’ve come across and bookmarked so far in our search!
1. Stone fruit pouches
Just because individual barbecued fruits taste completely delicious on their own doesn’t mean you have to stick to single ideas. We really like the idea of making combination grilled fruit dishes instead! That’s why we liked this stone fruit pouch idea from Food Network so much. They have all kinds of ingredient combination suggestions for you as well.
2. Gluten free, vegan grilled watermelon on a stick
One of our favourite parts of grilled fruit recipes is that they’re good for everyone (without specific fruit allergies) and they can be served sweet or savoury! These grilled slices of watermelon on a stick are the perfect example of what we mean. Abbey’s Kitchen shows you how to make them so they’re a little bit sweet like a dessert but also so that they’re gluten free!
3. BBQ fruit salad
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about combining more than one kind of BBQ fruit in one place? Well, if you’re also a big fan of fresh fruit salads, then we think you might really like this grilled version of the idea too! Every Last Bite teaches you step by step how to make a barbecued fruit salad complete with a homemade whipped topping.
4. Grilled pineapple with Nutella
Are you actually scrolling through our list and finding the idea of a sweet barbecued fruit dish basically irresistible, but you’re also intrigued by the mention of tropical things too? Then we think you simply must take a look at how Food Network made this scrumptious plate of grilled pineapple rings drizzled in melted Nutella and topped with crushed peanuts and a bit of vanilla ice cream.
5. Grilled stone peaches and apricots
Where we come from, one of the best parts of fall is the fact that the peaches are still in season, right around the time that everyone feels like treating themselves to something nice to remind them of their vacation. That’s why we loved this grilled stone peach and apricot recipe from Martha Stewart so much!
6. Grilled fruit kebab with honey mint glaze
Has your favourite thing to grill on your BBQ always been skewers because you love the idea of making things that combine awesome ingredients in one place, but you’re used to making them with meat and vegetables? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Whole Smiths made these grilled fruit kebabs with honey mint glaze that are nothing short of mouthwatering.
7. Warm plums with gelato
Has our brief mention of a bit of ice cream got you all kinds of excited because, besides fruit itself, ice cream is basically your very favourite thing to eat? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Food Network made these grilled warm plums topped with sweet gelato.
8. Grilled watermelon and pineapple skewers with creamy yogurt dip
Are you still feeling totally enamoured with the idea of making some kind of fruity dessert skewer but the combinations you saw in the previous recipe we showed you just didn’t quite appeal to you? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with this recipe from Live Eat Learn that shows you how to make grilled pineapple and watermelon skewers and a homemade creamy yogurt dip to go with it.
9. Grilled pineapple and peaches with coconut whipped cream
We’ve talked a lot about pineapple and we’ve talked a lot about peaches, but we haven’t shown you a recipe that uses them in the same place yet, so what if those are your two favourite fruits and you don’t want to choose between them? Then we have a feeling you’re going to love the way Tastemade made this grilled pineapple and peach dish complete with a delectable homemade coconut whipped cream.
10. Grilled banana splits
Have you always been the kind of person who loves making recipes that taste like other things you also love eating but you’re just not sure that your favourite treat can be made using a BBQ? Then we’d love to direct your attention to the way Food Network used theirs to make a grilled banana split that just might be the best dessert we’ve ever eaten!
11. Cherry barbecue sauce
Now, we know we said that this post would be all about fruit recipes that are made on the BBQ, rather than for the BBQ, but this recipe sounds so delicious that we just couldn’t resist including it anyways! The Daring Gourmet walks you step by step through the process of making this rich tasting cherry barbecue sauce that we’d bet tastes good on essentially everything.
12. Honey grilled pineapple slices
Just in case you’re still looking for ways to try out your first grilled fruit recipe using pineapple because that’s your favourite but you’re new to the grilling game and you need something very simple? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Kitchme made these easy and scrumptious honey grilled pineapple slices.
13. Hot plums and berries
Have we actually had you thinking about how delicious a hot plum dish sounds since we showed you the one earlier on our list but you’re not a big ice cream fan and you’d rather combine it with something a little healthier? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with this recipe from Food Network that shows you how to make a grilled foil pack filled with hot plums and berries!
14. Smoky-sweet pecan stuffed grilled peaches
Just in case you’re still totally loving the idea of making some kind of grilled peach dish but you’ve always liked a little bit of crunch in your sweet treats, here’s a recipe that we think might appeal to you a little bit more. Check out how Organic Authority made this smoky-sweet tasting pecan stuffed grilled peaches dish that had us hooked before we’d even looked at the ingredients.
15. Grilled peaches with mascarpone cheese, pistachios, and balsamic glaze
If you’re going to make your very own grilled peaches dish at home and put in all the money and effort that takes, would you rather make it something so fancy that it’s basically gourmet, even if you just did it in your backyard? Then we think you simply must take a look at this recipe from Garnish With Lemon that shows you how to make grilled peaches with mascarpone cheese, pistachio, and balsamic glaze!
Have you made other kinds of delicious grilled fruits on your BBQ that your friends and family raved about but that you don’t see here on out list? Tell us all about what you made and how or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it for ourselves!