Hello – what’s that you said? You’ve NEVER used your Premium TRU-Infrared™ grill by Char-Broil® to make a sultry summertime dessert? Well – we’re going to change your thinking about that….NOW.
After all, it’s summertime — and the living is easy. We’re working less, relaxing more, and trying new things that only make sense while we slowly melt in the summer sun. Let’s help you to make the most of that outdoor time and use the grill for both the main meal AND dessert.
These juicy fruit kabobs are refreshing and thirst-quenching. And the chocolate dipping sauce – well, even certified chocoholics won’t even mind that there’s fruit involved! Take advantage of the abundance of fresh fruit available at your local farmers’ markets and grocery stores this summer. These fruit kabobs are not only rich in fiber and antioxidants, but they are easy to make and fun to eat.
And, by grilling fruit, you are actually extracting the fruit’s natural sugar – which leads to an even richer and deeper flavor. For these kabobs we used watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, nectarines and strawberries, but feel free to experiment with other fruits like bananas, mangoes and even apples. Just keep in mind that firm, ripe fruits grill the best.
After assembling your kabobs (we used metal skewers), place them on your TRU-Infrared grill over medium heat until you see light grill marks (about 5 minutes on each side). A long spatula works best for flipping.
This is a great treat for the whole family!
- 1 small watermelon
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 pineapple
- 4 nectarines
- 1 pint ripe strawberries
- 1 lemon
- Canola oil spray
- 1 cup of chocolate syrup (we used Hershey)
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Remove the rind from the melons and remove the skin and core from the pineapple.
- Cut melons and pineapple into equal chunks of about 1½-2 inches square.
- Wash and dry strawberries, then remove any green on the top, and slice into equal halves.
- With a sharp paring knife, quarter nectarines, then remove the segments from the stone of the fruit.
- Place all cut fruit onto skewers and alternate fruit types.
- Repeat until skewers are full.
- Spray fruit with canola oil and grill lightly over medium heat.
- Flip and repeat.
- Once fruit kabobs are done grilling, squeeze some lemon juice on each kabob. This will bring out the fruits’ natural flavors.
- Combine chocolate syrup with cayenne pepper and sea salt.
- Mix until completely blended.
- Use as dipping sauce or drizzle onto kabobs.