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Grilled Fruit Recipes Are a Sweet Grill Idea

Grilled Fruit and Grilled Fruit Recipes are probably not the first thing you look for when looking for grilling ideas.

If you have never tried the paring of fruits and your bbq grill, you just might be surprised at how good of an idea this is. At the very least, you've tried something that's usually not seen at just your average cookout.

Fruit contains a natural sugar that, when cooked or grilled, carmelizes into a delicious syrup. That syrup, combined with the smokey grilled flavor, creates one of the most unique tastes in all of grilled food.

Grilled fruit should not always be designated a "dessert", either. Various fruits go well with different meats and vegetables, so many grilling combinations can be found. Here are some good grilled fruit recipes and other grilled fruit ideas.

Grilled Pineapple with Caramel Sauce

2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup Kahlua
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ripe pineapple, preferably golden
Vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Pour sweetened condensed milk into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate and cover with foil. Put pie plate in a roasting pan and add enough hot water to pan to reach halfway up side of pie plate. Bake milk in middle of oven until thick and golden, about 1 1/2 hours. Carefully remove pie plate from pan and cool completely.

Add Kahlua and vanilla extract to cooled caramelized milk, whisk until smooth, and season with salt. (The caramel sauce may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered.)

Prepare a grill to a medium heat. Cut the pineapple lengthwise through leaves, keeping leaves attached, into 4 wedges. Grill the pineapple wedges, cut-side down, until slightly charred, about 2 minutes on each cut side. Divide the wedges among plates and put a scoop of ice cream next to each. Drizzle with the caramel.

Skewered Cantaloupe

1 medium cantaloupe
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

Preheat grill for medium heat.

Thread the cantaloupe chunks onto 4 skewers. In a small saucepan, heat butter or margarine with honey until melted. Stir in mint. Brush cantaloupe with honey mixture.

Lightly oil grate. Place skewers on heated grill. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning to cook all sides. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Another grilled fruit recipes idea is to try various fruits like fresh peaches, apricots, orange slices, or plums marinated in your favorite alcohol (Brandy is a good one for this). It's simple and it creates its own delicious flavors.

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