Everyone loves to grill food in the summertime. A lot of people do not realize that you do not always need a kitchen and can make desserts on the grill as well. The choices of desserts vary both in the way that they are fixed on the grill to the kind of dessert and the taste of the dessert.
Below is a list of some different desserts that can be set on the grill. Mark from Grill Insider recommends you grill directly on the rack of the grill as long as it is clean, and you remember to brush it down with oil first.
Some desserts can be fixed in aluminum foil packets. Cast iron skillets and cast-iron ovens are perfect for cooking in. The heat gets evenly distributed to the whole skillet or oven. They are easy to clean after cooking in them. If you have the lid to the skillet or oven, you can use it to help prepare the dessert with the grill lid open. If not, then just shut the cover of the grill, and the heat will do the rest.
1. Grilled fruit
This can be either put on the grill directly or put on skewers. If the extra flavor is wanted, then marinate the fruit first then grill as usual.
2. Strawberry Shortcake Skewers
Make these pieces of strawberry with either part of sponge cake or angel food cake. Grill as usual, once they are done, then add whipped cream at the time of serving.
3. Hand Pies
These can be made directly on the grill. They are made from fresh dough that is filled with any filling that you would like. One idea is s’ mores.
4. Grilled Dessert Nachos
To make these grill flour tortillas until crisp. Once they are fresh, take off the grill and top with your favorite fruit and dessert toppings if you want to do that.
Aluminum Foil Packets
5. Grilled Banana Boats
Place split banana on a piece of aluminum foil and fill with your favorite fillings. A tasty sauce for kids is peanut butter, chocolate chips, and marshmallows. Wrap the banana with the aluminum foil and grill until the mixtures are melted and hot.
6. Baked Apples
These are usually made with caramel or cinnamon sugar. Layout a piece of aluminum foil to place the apple in. Then peel and core the apple. Place the apple on the aluminum foil and fill with either the caramels or cinnamon sugar. Wrap and bake until apple is tender.
7. Iced Cinnamon Rolls
These are good for both breakfast and dessert. Make the cinnamon rolls like you usually would just wrap them in aluminum foil and bake on the grill.
Cast Iron Skillets or Dutch Ovens on Grill
These are usually made with fresh fruit. Top the fruit cobblers with whatever topping you like. But they can also be made with canned fruit and a dry cake mix.
9. Upside Down Cakes
Most people think of pineapple upside-down cakes, but they can be made out of whatever kind of fruit you would like to use. Try bananas, peaches, or any fruit combination that you want to try.
10. Dessert Pizza
This can be made in either a cast-iron skillet or on a pizza pan. The base of the dessert pizza is usually either a cookie or a brownie. You cook the base and then let it cool before putting on the sauce and the toppings. There is typically a sauce of some kind under the toppings, such as cream cheese, chocolate, or caramel. The toppings can be fruit or candy.
Desserts are a great way to tie together a great meal. Some of these ideas may give you some good inspiration to go ahead and cook up something yourself with a little personal flavor. We hope you enjoyed the article and it helps you put something together that is truly special. Happy grilling!
About The Author: Mark Austin has been cooking his whole life whether it was with his father as a child or giving cooking lessons in Los Angeles. He takes pride in helping people learn more about cooking and really enjoying every aspect of food.
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