Top 10 Best Grilled Fruits 

 Originally Written: May 5, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

grilled_peachesThere is a whole lot more you can do on a barbecue than steak, ribs,hamburgers, etc…. Here is Top 10 Best Grilled Fruits – try them and use as an addition to your grilled meats (mangos are great with grilled chicken breasts!) or serve them to your company when entertaining. They are easy to prepare, different from the expected and sure to be a hit!

1.Far East Orange Slices:

orange-slicesCut good size oranges into thick slices. Sprinkle with oil and five-spice powder. Grill until marks form. Great with steaks and chops.

2.Grilled Grapes:

grapesHolding the stem of a small bunch of grapes, place on a grill. Turn often, until they start to pop. Serve with chicken or pull off the stem and toss into salad.

3.Apricot Delight:

apricotHalve apricots and remove pits. Oil and grill until warmed through. Put some vanilla yogurt into the pit space and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Great dessert!

4.Apples Napoleon:

appleSlice good size apples into thick slices (you will need to remove the core as well but don’t peel them) Grill until softened slightly then brush with maple syrup. Keep grilling brushing often with more maple syrup, until apples are soft. You can top with goat cheese and serve as a side dish for pork or top with vanilla ice cream ,sprinkle with little cinnamon and serve for dessert!

5.Caribbean Surprise:


Peel and clean firm papaya and slice into nice, thick slices. Lightly rub the slices with butter and oil. Grill until warm. Spoon a little ginger marmalade over top or drizzle with maple syrup.

6.Chutney Stuffed Pears:


Oil cored pear halves and grill slightly until softened. Fill centres with chutney of your choice or crumble blue cheese over the pears. This is great with grilled pork!

7. Chili-Glazed Peaches:


Halve and pit peaches. Rub with butter and grill side down. Turn and brush with hot chili-garlic sauce. Cook until warm. great to serve with either chicken or pork!

8. Rum Pineapple:


Rub small wedges of fresh pineapple with oil, then butter. Grill until warm. Brush with rum and grill for about a minute longer on each side. Great dessert – think about serving warm with French Vanilla Ice Cream on the side!

9. Asian Mango:

sourced-mangoLightly brush scored mango halves with dark sesame oil. Grill until hot, turning often. Sprinkle with teriyaki or soy sauce, Prefect side to grilled chicken!

10. Sweet’n Spiced:


Oil thick kiwi slices (you can also use chunky slices of nectarines). Grill until marks form. Brush with honey and sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper.

Hope you enjoyed these – please send in your comments and let me know how your grilled fruits turned out!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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