Tricks for Treats on Your Grill
We haven’t met many meals that don’t taste best after being seared, smoked, or slow-cooked on the grill. But meats and veggies aren’t the only ingredients that taste great on the grill. So do many desserts! This fall, take your sweets game to the next level with these tricks for treats on your grill.
Taste Fruit on a Whole ‘Nother Level
You may be trying to keep dessert light most days, especially knowing there will be bags of Halloween candy in your house by the end of the month. But fruit for dessert doesn’t have to be boring! Next time you fire up the grill, finish your meal with chargrilled fruit. The heat will bring out the natural sugars, adding a caramelized flavor. They’ll taste wonderful as is, but if you’re looking for a little more decadence, finish grilled fruit with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar or a dollop of whipped cream before serving.
- Bananas – Grill in the peel to help them hold their shape. Choose a banana that isn’t too ripe (or it will get mushy immediately) and slice it longways. Grill it cut side down first and then flip and cook for a few more minutes on a low to medium heat.
- Pineapple – Slice fresh pineapple into rings or wedges and grill for a few minutes on each side.
- Apples – Cut an apple into rings, halves, or quarters and grill slowly, using a grill pan if the slices are too small to handle easily on the grill grates. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Go big with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream if you want. Or, cook apples whole by coring them and then wrapping them in foil and roasting on the grill.
- Pears – Cut into wedges and grill for a few minutes. Serve them in the same manner as grilled apples. Or, serve them with something savory, like a grilled pork chop!
Make S’mores in a Cone
S’mores in a cone have become a campfire favorite for many people, but you can easily make them on your grill, too. Fill a sugar cone or waffle cone with a variety of sweet ingredients: marshmallows, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, raspberries, strawberries… anything goes. Then, wrap them in foil and place them on your grill. Grill them for 5-10 minutes. Take a bite. Add “cones” to your grocery list because this has just become your new favorite fall treat.
Give New Zing to Old Family Favorite Treats
Grills are versatile cookers! Nearly anything that you bake in the oven can be cooked on the grill. For instance, you could turn your famous chocolate chip cookies into one big skillet cookie by spreading the dough in a cast iron skillet and then grilling. Or, add a subtle smoky flavor to pie by grilling it. Watch this video by Mike Lang for Weber® Grills for some tips and tricks for making pie on the grill.
Now that your mouth is watering for grilled treats, is your current backyard grill up to the task? If not, it’s time for a new Weber or Lynx® Grill from Maximum Comfort Pool & Spa.