11 Ultimate Grilled Dinner Party Desserts

Don’t turn the grill off when the steak is cooked: Grilled desserts are the best way to end a summer dinner party
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11 Ultimate Grilled Dinner Party Desserts

Grilled Peaches

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As soon as the steaks and corn on the cob are cooked, we typically go to turn off our grill, with no further need for it that evening. But what if next time you were cooking dinner on the grill for you and friends, you left it on, wiped it down, and used it to cook your dessert, too? Not only does making your dessert on the grill save on washing up, it can also make the most decadent yet simple, sweet, and fruity treats.

Grilled Apricots With Brioche and Vanilla Ice Cream

Grilled Apricots

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This decadent dessert is wonderfully rich and indulgent, but only takes five minutes to prepare.

For the Grilled Apricots With Brioche and Vanilla Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Take your ice cream sandwiches up a level by sandwiching the ice cream between two warm, freshly grilled slices of banana bread.

For the Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Grilled Banana Split Sundaes

Grilled Banana Split Sundaes

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Take all the base ingredients of a banana split, grill them on a skewer, and cover them with vanilla ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce to serve.

For the Grilled Banana Split Sundaes recipe, click here.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs With Chocolate

Grilled Fruit Kabobs With Chocolate

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Summer stone fruits are perfect for grilling. Swap the meat and vegetable kebabs for fruit ones and drizzle them with melted chocolate.

For the Grilled Fruit Kabobs With Chocolate recipe, click here.

Grilled Glazed Doughnuts With Mocha Espresso Dunk

Grilled Glazed Doughnuts With Mocha Espresso Dunk

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This dessert is not for the faint-hearted. It’s rich, indulgent, and just about the most perfect way to end a summer dinner party.

For the Grilled Glazed Doughnuts With Mocha Espresso Dunk recipe, click here.

Grilled Peaches With Toasted Almond Granola Topping

Grilled Peaches With Toasted Almond Granola Topping

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Simple grilled peaches are one of the best summer treats. Top them with homemade granola for an extra bit of sweetness and crunch.

For the Grilled Peaches With Toasted Almond Granola Topping recipe, click here.

Grilled Pound Cake With Strawberry Basil Cream Cheese

Grilled Pound Cake With Strawberry Basil Cream Cheese

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Pound cake develops a subtle, comforting, toasty flavor when grilled, which marries beautifully with a sweet cream cheese topping.

For the Grilled Pound Cake With Strawberry Basil Cream Cheese recipe, click here.

Grilled S’more Banana Pockets

Grilled S’more Banana Pockets

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Rather than trying to cook s’mores over your grill, make this foil-wrapped, molten banana version instead.

For the Grilled S’more Banana Pockets recipe, click here.

Grilled Watermelon Sundae

Grilled Watermelon Sundae

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Grilled watermelon may sound bizarre, but it really is the best discovery we’ve made this summer, especially when topped with whipped cream and honey syrup.

For the Grilled Watermelon Sundae recipe, click here.

Honey Grilled Pineapple

Honey Grilled Pineapple

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Grilled pineapple is an incredibly simple dessert, packed full of sweet, slightly tart, flavors.

For the Honey Grilled Pineapple recipe, click here.

Old-Fashioned Grilled Peach Pies

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Cook your classic southern summer hand pies on the grill for a fruity, toasty, sugary summer party dessert. Serve with vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

For the Old-Fashioned Grilled Peach Pies recipe, click here.