As summer comes to an end and we enter fall this might be something fun to try before you pack away the BBQ for the season.
Just about any fruit can go on the grill as long as they are fairly firm and not overripe. Peaches, melons, pineapple, pears, avocado, tomatoes, bananas, watermelon, and figs are just some of the fresh fruits that will hold their shape on the grill.
Cut fruit into large chunks, slices, and wheels to help it maintain its structure. Small fruits such as strawberries can go on skewers so you don't lose them to the flames.
Heat your grill to medium-high for at least 10 minutes, then scrape and oil the grates before laying down the fruit. Sparingly use a neutral-tasting oil that’s suitable for high heat, such as safflower oil.
Dusting the cut side of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit with granulated sugar before putting them on a hot, oiled grill keeps the rinds from sticking and gives the surface of the fruit a caramelized finish.
Leave it alone for a few minutes before checking for grill marks. The surface needs time to sear so it won’t stick. Some sticking may happen anyhow, but it will still taste fantastic.