School is officially out for the summer and so are grills for most people! When you hear the words grill or cook out, foods that often come to mind are proteins - burgers, brats, steaks, chicken, and fish. Some people like to talk about their favorite grilled vegetable recipes, but rarely do I hear people talking about their favorite grilled fruit. If you’ve never tried fruit on the grill before, I highly recommend it! Almost any fruit can be grilled. The best fruits for grilling are firmer fruits such as pears, pineapple and apples. Softer fruits such as plums, mango, peaches and bananas work great too, but they should be slightly under-ripe. It is best to leave the peel on for most fruits as it helps to hold them together. When it comes to putting the fruit on the grill:
- Citrus fruits, pineapple and melon can be sliced or cut into wedges.
- Fruits such as peaches and plums should be halved.
- Smaller fruits such as strawberries and apricots should be skewered so that they do not fall through the grate.