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Jax-Tiger
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Dessert on the grill, anbybody? (with pics)


It's hot as hell out there, but I'm not giving up grilling. In fact, you can grill up some pretty refreshing deserts in the summer heat.

Tonight, I grilled bananas and pineapple - and served them with ice cream and homemade chipotle pepper chocolate sauce - also made on my grill - albeit on the side burner (see, some of us DO use that thing).

First, I made my chocolate sauce - I added some ground chipotle pepper, butter, and 1/2 and 1/2 and brought it almost to a boil.


Then I added vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate. I sometimes use Mexican chocolate, but I used what I had on hand - I just hope my wife doesn't try to make chocolate chip cookies tomorrow...


Lowered the heat and stirred. Be patient...


The fruit - I put some fresh cracked pepper on the pineapple before grilling it



Then I put some ground cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in with some melted butter. This picture is before all the butter melted. I dipped the bananas in the mixture before putting them on the grill. Make sure the bananas are ripe, but firm...


Pineapple on the grill:


For some reason, the grilled bananas didn't like getting their picture taken. This was the best photo I could get.


The pineapple picture came out a little better, although the banana was just frikkin delicious.



I have enjoyed putting the things I grill on this site, I hope everyone enjoys it. If so, I'll keep on going...







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TypoKnig
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Looks good. How long did you have the fruit on the grill? Long enough to get some grill marks?






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Jax-Tiger
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Yes. You can tell from the pineapple that I had it on their long enough to put the marks on it. The banana was on there for a lesser amount of time. You don't want the banana to turn too soft, so I only left it on for a couple of minutes.





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fightin tigers
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apricots halved then dusted with cinnamon. let the sugar from the apricots caramelize with the cinnamon.





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Jax-Tiger
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quote:

dusted with cinnamon


Sometimes I'll make some home made whipping cream and putt a dusting of cinnamon on that, too. Was too lazy to do that tonight...

I haven't done apricots, but have done something similar with peaches.



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fightin tigers
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Sometimes I'll make some home made whipping cream and putt a dusting of cinnamon on that, too


that does sound pretty kick ass. every try adding some raspberries to that chocolate sauce. not sure though how the pineapples and raspberries would go though.






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Jax-Tiger
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not sure though how the pineapples and raspberries would go though.


That's a chance I'm willing to take...






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LEASTBAY
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Thought this thread would involve sand. That looks delicious btw.





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LSUGUMBO
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Grilled peaches & pears for NYE this past year and served it with a bourbon butter sauce that was INCREDIBLE! A friend made the sauce, so I don't have the recipe.





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Celery
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How do you core the pineapple so perfectly?





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TigerstuckinMS
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Try some watermelon next time.

Slice the watermelon across the short length into steaks and run a knife inside the rind to separate the meat from the rind and get a nice circular watermelon steak. Salt the watermelon and let it sit for 15 minutes or so to draw some of the moisture out. Then, rinse it, pat the outside dry and throw on a hot grill just long enough to get grill marks and some smoke flavor into the melon. Drizzle with a nice balsamic vinegar and enjoy.

Also, your dessert looks pretty damned good. I'm going to steal this thread and pretend that I came up with the idea on my own at my next cookout.






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mikeMD
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Grilled watermelon is good.







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Jax-Tiger
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quote:

Try some watermelon next time.


I haven't grilled watermelon. Thought about it several times, but haven't done it, yet. I will give it a shot.




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tetu
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We used to do a banana grilled dessert when camping. Something like:
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Cut out an insert from the length of the banana, but leave one of the ends remaining on the banana. Don't cut all the way through! Put in the section of the banana some marshmallows and the chocolate chips. Put the peel back onto the banana, wrap it in tin foil, and put it in the embers of your campfire. Take it out after about five minutes, and by then the marshmallows and chocolate will be melted!







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