Keep the grill fired up for dessert. It shouldn’t be limited to burgers, steaks, chicken and vegetable skewers. Grilling fruit creates a complex, caramelized flavor by intensifying its natural sugars. Amp up your grilling game with these six fruit-based desserts.
1. GRILLED BERRY COBBLER | CLEAN EATING
Featuring summer’s berries, this cobbler is made on the grill instead of in the oven. A medley of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are sprinkled over a whole-grain spelt flour dough, and heated over the grill until golden. Feel free to use any combination of your favorite berries and serve with a drizzle of honey. Recipe makes 8 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 195; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 17mg; Sodium: 212mg; Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 20g; Protein: 3g
2. GRILLED NECTARINE FLATBREAD WITH MASCARPONE | THIS GAL COOKS
Topped with lush nectarines, creamy mascarpone cheese and a tangy balsamic reduction, this dessert flatbread is the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. Fresh basil adds a bright burst of flavor. Recipe makes 10 servings at 1 slice each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 154; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 17mg; Sodium: 173mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 3g
3. RUM-SPIKED GRILLED PINEAPPLE WITH TOASTED COCONUT | COOKING LIGHT
Reminiscent of a piña colada, this dessert is made with grilled pineapples, rum and shredded coconut. Enjoy the pineapple as-is or pair with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 pineapple wedges and 1 teaspoon coconut each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 136; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 22mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 1g
4. BLUEBERRY & GRILLED PEACH QUINOA PARFAITS | CUPCAKES & KALE CHIPS
Sweet and satisfying, you can enjoy these nutritious parfaits any time of the day — for breakfast, snack or dessert. Each parfait is layered with grilled peaches, antioxidant rich blueberries, nutty quinoa, Greek yogurt and crunchy pecans. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 163; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 25mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 9g
5. GRILLED PEARS WITH HONEY WHIPPED RICOTTA | LIVELY TABLE
Whip up a gourmet-tasting, low-cal dessert with just a few ingredients including grilled pears and ricotta cheese. The ricotta is whipped with a touch of honey, making it ultra smooth and decadent tasting at only 200 calories per serving. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1/2 pear and 1/4 cup ricotta each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 200; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 19mg; Sodium: 63mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 19g; Protein: 8g
6. STRAWBERRY NAPOLEONS | SOUTHERN LIVING
This stunning dessert takes only 10 minutes to make. Phyllo dough sheets are grilled until flaky crisp, then filled with fresh strawberries and drizzled with a honey-yogurt sauce. Garnish with mint sprigs and more strawberries, if desired. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 156; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 118mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 5g