Easy dessert recipes you can cook on the grill

After a big, filling meal, most of us crave dessert. That’s why you always have to prepare a sweet treat for your guests at a barbecue or party after the main course. But many of us don’t have the time to bake a delicious dessert dish from scratch. Don’t worry – you can cook one up with your grill!

Try these no-fuss dessert recipes next time you’re grilling:

Grilled pineapple with lime and vanilla

What you need:

  • 1 whole pineapple, peeled, cored and cut lengthwise into eighths

  • 1 vanilla bean, split open and scraped out the pulp

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

  • pinch of kosher salt

  • 8 metal skewers

Combine vanilla bean (pod and pulp), dark brown sugar, lime juice, and kosher salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours. When ready, place in a sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use. Thread pineapple onto skewers, then brush evenly with prepared syrup. Cook on a preheated grill over high heat for 4 minutes per side or until tender. Serve with the remaining lime and vanilla syrup.

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake

What you need:

  • 16 strawberries, peeled

  • 1-pound cake, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1/2 lemon, grated

  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 1/2 cup cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • metal skewers

For the cream, whisk together the lemon zest, 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Slowly add the sour cream and continue beating until the mixture has thickened. Pour the cream into a sealable container and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. Mix the remaining powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Thread the strawberries onto metal skewers (4 in 1 skewers). Heat the cake slices on a preheated grill until grill marks appear, about 1 to 2 minutes, followed by the strawberries (3 minutes). Remove grilled strawberries from skewers and cut each half in half, then brush with sugar and lemon glaze. To serve, spread cream on 1 slice of cake, place 4 strawberry halves on top, top with another layer of cream and top with another slice of cake.

Are you looking for sweet treats that you can easily prepare with your grill? Try these no-fuss dessert recipes!

Source by Adrian T. Cheng

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