Grilling dessert is a spectacular end to any cookout. The grill brings out flavors that can't be found any other way. The best strategy is to prepare everything beforehand so it only takes a few minutes to serve up something everyone will be talking about. One trick when using a charcoal grill is to add some extra charcoal once the main course is off. Then close down the vest so that the grill stays hot but burns slowly. When dessert time comes just remove the lid and let the fire heat up. A... good hot grill caramelizes fruits and sugars quickly so stay close by and cook fast. Most desserts can be grilled in just a few minutes.
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This is a quick and easy way to prepare a classic American dessert. By wrapping these up in individual packets you can serve them as you need. This is particularly helpful if you have kids hanging around.
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This pumpkin pie has a light smoky flavor that works well with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream. If you're looking for a unique pie recipe that isn't overly sweet, then look no further.
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This grilled pear recipe is actually prepared in a foil packet on the grill. A nice scoop of vanilla ice cream goes really well with the cinnamon-sugar and hazelnut combination.
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While you probably don't think a lot about grilling fruit, these little grill packets make a delicious dessert. Top them off with vanilla ice cream and your guests will be pleased.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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This grilled pineapple dish not only makes a delicious dessert but a spectacular presentation.
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Didn't think you could bake a cake on the grill? Guess again. This wonderful cake is easy to prepare and can be grilled for dessert while you are eating dinner.
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This is a fantastic dessert recipe that is also very fast. You can substitute rum for the tequila if you are so inclined.
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This grilled fruit recipe can be transformed into any dessert you wish. You can add a scoop of ice cream and crumbled cookies to make a sundae, or slice and place on top of baked sugar cookie dough to make a dessert pizza.