22 Reasons to Grill Your Dessert

Keep your coals burning after dinner to cook dessert on the grill –– no ovens required.

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Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make over everyone's favorite baked good for summer by grilling buttermilk-based banana bread and then filling the halves with the ice cream flavor of your choice. (For even sweeter banana bread, roast the fruit first to bring out its natural sugars.)

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Grilled Pineapple with Pound Cake and Rum-Caramel Sauce

Bobby Flay uses store-bought pound cake to speed up the preparation of this deconstructed dessert, which straddles the line between an ice cream sundae and a cooked-fruit favorite (such as a cobbler). He grills the pineapple slices and the cake, then tops them with a sticky rum-caramel sauce, ice cream and a maraschino cherry.

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Dessert Pizza

Bobby Flay explores pizza's sweeter side by grilling store-bought dough and smearing the charred rounds with dessert-ready mascarpone cheese and honey. He tops the pie with summer fruits before finishing it on the grill –– just long enough to release their naturally sweet juices.

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Marinated Grilled Peaches with Cloves

Grilling juicy peaches with aromatic cloves and chopped mint lends the fruit savory, spiced flavor to balance the peak-summer sweetness.

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Grilled Banana Split

Turn up the heat on your sundae with grilled bananas covered in ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce.

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Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers

Reduce a lime juice, brown sugar and vanilla bean mixture to this dark, tangy-sweet sauce and then store it in your refrigerator. When it's time for dessert, simply coat pineapple wedges with the syrup and grill them on skewers for a simple yet flavorful summer dessert.

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Grilled Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Cream

Speedy shortcake that doesn't sacrifice flavor? Kelsey makes it possible with thick-cut store-bought pound cake darkened on the grill, glazed strawberries and a tart lemony cream for sandwiching in between.

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Mangoes Foster with Creme Fraiche

Swap out the bananas for another yellow fruit –– bright mango chunks –– in this summery take on a traditional Foster. True to the original recipe, the bourbon-infused sauce is lit on fire, making this one of the most-impressive desserts for outdoor entertaining.

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Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Grilled pineapple is great, but it reaches celebratory heights when drizzled with a satiny Nutella-cream sauce. Double the decadence with spoonfuls of vanilla-laced mascarpone and a scattering of toasted hazelnuts.

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Stone Fruit Pouches

For a gourmet campfire dessert, pour a brandy-and lime-infused mixture of apricots and plums over a bed of crushed gingersnaps, then cook in aluminum pouches over hot coals for 10 minutes. It’s a fun and fruity dessert that’s ready in a (ginger) snap.

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Shortcakes with Grilled Peaches

In this outside-the-box shortcake, fluffy biscuit halves sandwich a peach and ricotta cream filling. Truffled honey adds a sweet and savory element to this dessert that you'll be craving all summer long. Garnish with huckleberries, blueberries or raspberries.

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Grilled Apricots with Goat Cheese

For a refreshingly tart dessert, nestle goat cheese inside the velvety flesh of golden grilled apricots. Pair that with woodsy rosemary and a pinch of black pepper to enhance the savory flavors.

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Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream And Rum Sauce

Using a grill pan or outdoor grill, sear pineapple until grill marks appear. Finish it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of melted butter, brown sugar and rum.

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Grilled Banana S'Mores

With just five simple ingredients, Aida's grilled s'mores with brown sugar, bananas and peanut butter are perfect for an easy summer cookout.

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Grilled Peaches with Honey, Yogurt and Mint

Sweet, juicy grilled peaches are nicely complemented by tangy Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey and fresh mint leaves.

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Debi & Gabriele's Grilled Peaches with Amaretti Cookies

Pitted grilled peach halves are stuffed with amaretto-soaked amaretti cookies for a sweet, simple summer dessert.

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Grilled Fruit Cobbler

Grill an assortment of summer fruits before baking them into a cobbler to release their juices and enhance their sweet flavors.

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Grilled Banana and Nutella Panini

Experiment with the sweet side of sandwiches by slathering the favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread on whole wheat bread, stuffing the slices with sweet fruit and grilling till gooey. Dust with a cloud of confectioners' sugar to really go bananas.

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Hedy's Grilled Peaches

Skip the knife and fork: You'll want to pick up these ripe peaches after they've been marinated in vanilla and bourbon and then grilled to perfection.

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Grilled French Toast with Strawberries and Rosemary

Grilling strawberries in foil packets softens, rather than chars, the sweet fruit. When cooked with balsamic, orange zest and rosemary, they take on savory flavors — though they're still sweet enough to transform grilled challah slices into a french toast dessert.

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Grilled Peaches in Wine

Add grilled peaches to red or white wine for a sweet sangria-like dessert. This ingenious dessert takes only 10 minutes to prepare — perfect for serving to, and impressing, summer party guests.

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Grilled Mixed Fruit

Giada covers strawberries and bananas with sugar before grilling to ensure they stay moist and are finished with a sweet, crispy crust. A blueberry syrup topping completes the dish, and the whole plate pools with fresh fruit juices.

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