POPSUGAR Celebrity

Move Over, Steak! It's Time For Grilled Dessert

Jul 10 2012 - 1:00pm

During Summer, it's instinctive to throw burgers [1] and meats [2] on the barbecue, but don't overlook dessert: tickling sweet baked goods or fruit over an open flame only offers more smoky complexity and a chance for sugars to caramelize deeper. Check out five desserts we can't grill enough of right now.

Grilled Pound Cake With Rose Whipped Cream, Pistachios, and Cherries

If you think pound cake is addictive, you ought to try grilled pound cake: charring transforms the buttery cake into a warm, smoky treat that pairs well with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Try this Middle Eastern take [3] on the dessert, made with rose-water whipped cream, pistachios, and fresh, pitted cherries.

Fruit Kebabs

Fruit-studded skewers [4] are just as fun to eat as their savory counterparts. Alternate bite-sized pieces of pineapple, nectarines, and figs, sweetened ever so slightly with brown sugar.

Sweet Pizza With Strawberries and Chocolate

If you're already making grilled savory pies [5], why not finish things off with a dessert pizza [6]? This one's topped with softened strawberries and melted chocolate.

Grilled Nectarines

Highlight the sweetness of nectarines [7] by throwing them on the grill. Add extra refreshment with a scoop of Greek frozen yogurt.

Grilled Bananas Foster

Bananas foster is a traditional Creole dessert that's been around for more than 60 years, but we gave it a contemporary twist by throwing the bananas onto an open flame [8].

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