Master the Deliciousness of Grilled Fruits

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When fruit meets flame, magic happens. The smoky aroma, the charred surface, and the caramelized natural sugars all come together to create a sensational treat. Grilled fruit is not only a novel dessert option, but also an excellent appetizer or a flavorful accompaniment to savory proteins. And the grill marks — gorgeous, right? But before you go flinging fruit on the fire here are our tips to help you grill the season’s freshest fruits like a pro.

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Art of Grilling Fruits like a Pro

Go Big

One of the biggest challenges when grilling fruits is their fragility. To maintain their structure, it’s best to cut them into large chunks, slices, and wheels. Larger pieces are less likely to fall between the grates and allow for a better caramelization. For small fruits like strawberries, using skewers is recommended to avoid losing them to the flames.

Denser fruits such as pineapples require more time to cook than peaches or citrus fruits. To help dense fruits heat all the way through, put the lid on the grill for a few minutes at a time, checking for doneness every 5 minutes or so.

Minimizes Sticking

A hot grill minimizes sticking. Heat your grill to medium high for at least 10 minutes, then scrape and oil the grates before laying down the fruit. Use a neutral-tasting oil suitable for high heat. Avoid oiling the fruits to avoid winding up with an unwanted oil slick. Unoiled fruits get better grill marks.

Sugar-Coat Your Citrus

Sugar-coating your citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits before grilling is a clever technique that prevents the rinds from sticking and gives the surface of the fruit a truly gorgeous caramelized finish.

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Let it cook

Leave the fruit alone for a few minutes on the hot grill before checking for grill marks. The surface of the fruit needs time to sear so it won’t stick. However, even if some sticking occurs, the fruit will still taste fantastic.

Don’t Waste the Juice

High heat causes some grilled fruits to give off a lot of juice that will drip through the grate. To avoid wasting the juice, place grilled fruit on a rimmed baking sheet to hold all that juicy goodness after it comes off the grill.


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