Grilled Dessert Recipes
An Unexpected Treat

You won't see grilled dessert dishes on the outdoor cooking menu very often. That's because it's just assumed that dessert is not really something
that lends itself to the grill or outdoor cooking. Oh, sure, you can call grilled fruit a dessert, and we will use grilled fruit in these desserts, but for our purposes here we will be referring to actual desserts from the grill.

Desserts on the grill will truly be delicious meal-ending treats that you can master that not many even attempt. Simply put, most people that are doing outdoor cooking do not even think of dessert, let alone grilled dessert.

Get in the habit of serving dessert at the end of the grilling. And it does not have to a dessert made inside and brought outside, either. Grab some good grilled dessert recipes that will actually be cooked on the grill.

Here are a couple of dessert recipes for the grill that will get you to think about and try grilling on a regular basis. Grilled fruits are some of the easier foods for grilling, since the sugar in fruit carmelizes when grilled and makes a delicious syrup from grilling. Fruit is not the only grilled dessert possibilities, however. Try and enjoy.

Sweet Potato Smores Pies

1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 large egg
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons dark rum
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
6 (6-inch) pie crusts without the tins 3 plain chocolate bars 1 cup mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoons soft butter


Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat.

Place the sweet potatoes on the grill and cook until the sweet potatoes are soft throughout, about 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from the grill and let cool.

Spoon out the sweet potato flesh into a mixing bowl and throw away the skins. With a fork, mash the potatoes with the cream. Then add the brown sugar, pecans, rum, cinnamon, nutmeg and egg, mixing well.

Place 1 pie crust on a flat work surface and place one portion of the sweet potato mixture in the middle. Top the sweet potato filling with half of a chocolate bar and 2 tablespoons marshmallows, then fold one half of the crust over the filling. Crimp the edges of the pie crust and turn over to seal well. Repeat with the remaining crusts and fillings.

Rub 1 teaspoon butter on both sides of the pies and place in aluminum foil. Place the filled pies on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes each side. Unwrap the pies and return to the grill to brown on both sides. Be careful not to burn the crusts. Serve hot.

This recipe is perfect for the summer months. Add some vanilla ice cream
for a great grilled dessert idea.

Stuffed Grilled Peaches

4 large peaches
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Wash and cut peaches in half. Remove the pit and place peach halves on aluminum foil. Spoon 2 tablespoons of blueberries into each peach half. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of brown sugar on each and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Fold up foil and seal tight. Place on medium hot grill and cook for about 15 minutes, turning once. Serve right out of the foil.

Climb on the bandwagon and start impressing your guests with simple grilled dessert recipes that make a great outdoor cooked meal complete.

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