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Before you call me crazy, hear me out. Sure, grilling is usually reserved for savory meats or vegetables, but have you given fruit a chance? Since fruit is basically made up of water and sugar, grilling it brings out its flavors and gives it a caramelized taste. If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, add some spices and pair the fruit with a dipping sauce like ricotta cheese (trust me!). It serves as the perfect side dish to your Fourth of July party or summer barbecue!

Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon

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 Follow these grilling tips for best results:

  • Stick to harder fruits like apples, pineapple and pears. Fruits like peaches and plums will get too soft if overcooked.
  • Soak the fruit in cold water and 1 teaspoon lemon juice before grilling to make them more juicy.
  • Lightly spray the fruit with cooking oil to prevent them from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the fruit on skewers to easily turn them while on the grill.

If you’re not quite convinced, try our other grilling recipes:

15 Responses

  1. Jenna P. says:

    Great idea; looks delicious.

  2. Jamie says:

    Yummmmm, the pineapple.

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  4. Mike says:

    This basic process will give you flavorful grilled fruit that will be perfect for any course. To step up the flavor of the fruit, try adding spices http://www.hortonspicemills.com/areas-served.php to the water the fruit soaks in and increasing the soaking time.

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Farima AlaviFarima is an assistant editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house...

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