BBQ parties are often associated with grilling beef, pork, poultry, and sometimes veggies. However, not many know that you can also prepare grilled desserts when you host a barbecue party. You can make many types of desserts on the grill, or even using the heat of the grill after you are done barbecuing your steaks and sausages. This gives you a unique way of combining a warm dessert with a sweet and cold delight.
You can experiment with a few fruits to start, such as melons, pineapples, pears, avocados, peaches, bananas, and figs. The charred flavor from the grill enhances the sweetness of the fruits, which make them the best sides to serve with hot and spicy BBQ meats. Yet if you wanted to make it a bit more special, then you may have to try any of the classic grilled dessert recipes. Below are some of the easiest grilled desserts that can add more charm to your BBQ party menu.
Grilled Apple Pie
This dessert is much more than throwing a few slices of pie on the grill. To start, you will need to put whole apples over the heat to make them tender and soft. It will take around half an hour. When that is done, brush some butter and cinnamon on graham crackers and put the cooked apples on them. Top that with ice cream and you will get a sweet and savory, cold and warm, traditional dessert to add to your menu.
Grilled Banana Split
This is another way to incorporate grilled fruit into your dessert menu. Besides, you also get to see the satisfying sight of the banana skins turning black on the grill. When the bananas are cooked enough, peel them out and top them with ice cream and vanilla wafers. Add caramel sauce over the dessert to make it even more delicious. You can also serve mango BBQ sauce alongside the grilled dessert to give it a unique fruity twist.
Grilled Pound Cake
This can be one of the best choices for trying a grilled dessert for the first time. Take a pound cake and place it on the grill for a couple of minutes. The heat of the grill will add more depth to the flavor of the pound cake, which will be enough to add more variety to your BBQ party menu, but in a subtle way. The only thing to note here is that you do not leave the pound cake on the grill for too long, as that could burn the cake and spoil everything.