12 Insanely Good Grilled Desserts for Your Memorial Day Cookout Slideshow
May 24, 2017
Don’t turn off that grill just yet
12 Insanely Good Grilled Desserts for Your Memorial Day Cookout
But who’s to say all the wonderful grilled food needs to stop at the main course? Oh yeah: We’re talking dessert. From beautifully grilled favorite fruits like peaches and apples to decadent biscuits and pound cakes, each and every one of these recipes is the perfect way to embrace the potential of your grill in all its glory. So, don’t put out your charcoals just yet or turn off that propane. Get ready to grill your whole meal.
Baklava Honey Biscuits
Take your refrigerated canned biscuits to a whole new level with this Greek-inspired recipe. Honey, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts make this food comforting, perfectly sticky, and totally scrumptious.
Balsamic Strawberry Preserve and Yogurt Crostini
Grilled desserts can easily wander into overly-sweet territory. If you’re looking for something more balanced, this fresh crostini is exactly what you’re after.
Black Cherry Clafouti
Half custard, half cake, fully delicious. This seasonal, traditional French dessert is cooked in a cast iron pan on the grill, making it a unique way to cap off your party.
Campfire Grilled S’more Calzones
These marshmallow-and-chocolate-filled calzones are a party in your mouth. Smoky, sweet, and easily handheld, it simply does not get much better than this.
Cayenne Grilled Peaches
Grilled peaches are an absolute classic summertime dessert. With a little kick of spice, the smoky, natural flavors from the grill are kicked up a notch and play beautifully off of the syrupy fruit.
Grilled Apple Pie
Grilling fruit not only brings out the sugars and juices, but it also adds a beautiful, slightly smoky flavor. This grilled apple pie is the perfect example of just that — really, nothing is more classically American than this recipe.
Grilled Coconut Rum French Toast
This basic challah French toast recipe adds in a dash of coconut rum for a bigger depth of flavor. And, if that wasn’t enough, this baby is fired on the grill to give it a satisfying char.
Grilled Glazed Doughnuts With Mocha Espresso Dunk
You may think that doughnuts can’t get any better, but then you haven’t tried to grill them. Dunk these lightly charred glazed doughnuts in a homemade mocha, and your entire life will change (for the better).
Grilled Peach Cobbler
Nothing says summertime quite like peach cobbler, and this grilled variation pumps up the juiciness and natural sweetness of the fruit.
This campfire dessert gets a modern makeover in this recipe. Frozen waffles are grilled and subbed for graham crackers and chocolate is replaced with chocolate hazelnut spread. The wonderful toasted marshmallows, however, remain.
Grilled Strawberry Pound Cake
Grilled pound cake is the perfect cap to any barbecue menu, thanks to its light flavor and spongy texture. This grilled pound cake is simple and easily customizable. Don’t have strawberries? Don’t sweat it! Top this with blueberries, pineapple, peaches, or whatever you have on hand.
Honey Grilled Pineapple
Grilling dessert doesn’t get any easier than this three-ingredient fruit recipe. Adding a touch of honey to your pineapple makes the fruit so sweet and juicy, you’ll forget that this dish is actually quite healthy.