6 grilled fruit recipes that will add freshness to any summer BBQ

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Summertime is prime grilling season! If you want to impress your BBQ guests, think about adding some grilled fruit to your menu for a natural, sweet finish to the meal everyone can enjoy. 

Here are six tasty fruits you should definitely throw on the grill! 

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1. Peaches

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Grilled peaches are perfect for summer! The grill makes the peaches extra juicy and infuses them with a delicious smoky flavor. Pour some over a bowl of vanilla ice cream for the perfect dessert! 

2. Pineapples

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Grilled pineapples work great as a side dish or dessert! Make sure your pineapple is ripe before cutting into it to guarantee optimal results. Coat the pineapple with brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter before grilling. If you’ve got leftovers, the pineapple works well on pizza, salad or as a snack by itself! 

3. Figs

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Grill your figs to soften them up, and then add some balsamic glaze and goat cheese for the perfect summertime side dish. Not only does this dish taste wonderful, but its presentation will wow your guests, too!  

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4. Watermelon

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Grilling watermelon changes its texture and flavor, transforming the summertime classic into a whole new savory dish! The gorgeous grill marks make for the perfect Instagrammable meal. Don’t forget to top it off with some cilantro or mint!

5. Bananas

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Grilled bananas a la mode is a perfect end to a summer evening on the patio. Cut the bananas in half lengthwise for an easier time grilling and flipping. Maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger make the dessert even tastier and sweeter. Remember to have some vanilla ice cream nearby!

6. Apples

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The key to grilling apples successfully is to choose the right type of apple. Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples work well for grilling because they are tough-skinned, crisp and take well to the heat. Avoid softer, sweeter apples like Red Delicious. Once your apples are grilled, the options are endless! Grilled apples taste wonderful with brie or on a grilled cheese sandwich. They taste just as delicious as a dessert paired with ice cream. 

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