Here you will find a number of light and unusual grilled fruit and other desserts, and the closest you will have to get to your kitchen is the freezer to get the ice cream! For Example:
What you need
When this dish is ready to serve, Leave out a bowl of the fruit flavored whiped cream and dig in. The fruit iss outstanding. There was a nice hint of beer in the caramelized fruit. Combined with the whipped cream the dessert got even better. Give this recipe a whirl at a summer BBQ and your guests will not only be satisfied, but very impressed! A nice, light and healthy dessert. Perfect for summer.
Grilled Marinated Fruits
How toCut the watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, and peaches into approximatel 1 to 2 inch pieces.
In a small bowI, mix two bottles of Blue Moon Agave Blonde Beer, with just a tad more agave nectar to add some more sweetness to the beer. Add the zest of a lemon and and orange, along with a few dashes of cayenne pepper to help bring out the natural sweetness in the fruit. Wisk all ingredients togetherl then add the fruit pieces and let marinade for about two hours.
While the fruit is marinating, make a simple flavored whipped cream to go along with the fruit, by adding agave nectar and very tiny jullianed pieces of mint were added into the cream as it was whipped. But you can use Cool Whip with a similar result. This will be a very nice complement to the warm, caramelized fruit.
Preheat the gril and skewer the fruit. The cooking process only takes a few minutes. Once the fruit began to get nice grill marks, flip and grill on the other side, then remove from heat onto a serving plate. This should take a total of about 2 minutes a side.
Serves 4 - 6
What you needIn response to a very special request, here is a wonderful recipe for Grilled Pineapple - a wonderful light summer dessert. For this recipe, you can serve the pineapple as is, or top it with ice cream, or whipped topping. Have fun!
1 Whole Fresh Pineapple, peeled and cored. (I prefer it cored and cut into rings, but you can just as well slice it in half, then quarters, and so on until you eventually have 12 wedges) Or just buy a canned pineapple in its own juices (Not Syrup)
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice (or lime or orange)
1/2 teaspoon each fresh ground black pepper and salt.
How toPreheat the grill to HOT, and either oil or spray the grill with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine honey, lemon or other citrus juice, salt and pepper. Dip or brush the glaze on to the pineapple.
Place the rings or wedges on the grill and cook approximately 4 minutes on each side. You will know that it is done when the pineapple turns fragrant and starts to dry on the surface.
**Do not overcook or the pineapple will turn to mush. Serve and enjoy.
What you needCook these pears on the top rack, or leave them on the grill while you eat the main course and they will be perfect when you're ready to eat them. Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a bit of cool whip for a lighter indulgence.
2 large ripe pears
1/2 c. white wine
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
How toPreheat the grill to medium and Spray a metal grill safe pan (disposable is fine) with cooking spray.
Cut pears in half from the top and remove the seed. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Place face down in the baking dish and cover with the remaining ingredients.
Cover and place on grill for about 15 minutes. They will be done when most of the liquid is gone and pears can easily be pierced with a fork.
Light and easy. Enjoy!
(Alternatively, you can soak the pears in the white wine liquid for an hour or so, and grill them cut side down for 5 minutes on each side - just for the pretty grill marks)
What you needThis is a light and refreshing grilled fruit dessert. You can serve this with vanilla ice cream or berry sorbet. The trick to grilling melon is to do it hot and fast. You only need a minute or two with this cantaloupe
How toPreheat grill. Place cantaloupe on skewers. Combine honey, butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a saucepan. Once melted, brush mixture onto cantaloupe. Place skewers on a lightly oiled grate and cook over high heat for 1-2 minutes. Serve with ice cream and remaining honey-butter sauce.
What you needThe pineapple was good, but this is a must have. The vanilla ice cream, and a touch of hazlenut liquor tops it off beautifully:
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Vanilla Ice Cream & your favorite cordial (adults only)
Grilled Bananas w/ Icecream
How toPreheat grill for medium or medium-low heat.
Without removing the peel, cut each banana in half lengthwise. Srinkle each half with lemon juice.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, and coat the open side of each banana half with the misture.
Place banana halves on a WELL OILED grill, cut side down, peel side up. Cook 2-3 minutes, then turn over carefully and cook 2-3 more minutes.
Remove from grill, remove banana from peel, and serve with your favorite ice cream and topping.