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Grilled Pineapple, Peaches and Bananas

Grilled fruit is a highly versatile ingredient to use in desserts, sides and starters. Master the simple art of grilling fruit and see your favorite recipes take on a whole new life.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • pineapple, peaches or bananas

1 Food Prep

Start by prepping all of your fruit.

Pineapple: Cut off the top, the heel end and the rind from the outside. Then simply cut your pineapple into rings. You may also remove the core if you like.

Peaches: Wash peaches and cut them in half, removing the pit.

Bananas: Select ripe but firm bananas. Overripe bananas get soft quickly and are more difficult to grill without falling apart. Also, leave the skins on your bananas so they’re easier to handle on the grill. Cut them in half lengthwise.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets. Add 3 or 4 Kingsford® BBQ Smoking Chunks with Cherry soaked in water for 30 minutes on top of your charcoal.

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 400°F (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • Allow your grill to heat up with all vents fully open. When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Pineapple: Place your pineapple directly over the coals and grill it until the flesh has good grill marks and the surface is slightly caramelized, then flip your pineapple and grill the other side. If flare-ups occur, move your pineapple to the cooler side of the grate. Grill your pineapple until it’s slightly tender but not too soft.

  • Peaches: Place your peaches cut side down on the grate directly over the coals. Grill your peaches until they have good grill marks or are slightly caramelized, then move them to the cooler side of the grate. Continue cooking them until they become a bit more tender, but not too soft.

  • Bananas:Grill your banana quarters cut side down, skin side up directly over the coals. Once you get nice grill marks, move your bananas to the cooler side so they can heat all the way through, but not burn or get too soft.

9 Reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Something that gets my interest in trying Something new to try when I cookout. I,ve never grilled banaas
Date published: 2023-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So sweet and fresh This is a great starter, salad, side dish, or dessert. The grilling brings out even more of the natural sweetness of the fruit, and the cherry smoke enhances the flavor.
Date published: 2023-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick & Delicious Grilled fruit is a perfect side to grilled chicken or shrimp.
Date published: 2023-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sounds great but a little beyond my expertise I tried it and it came out okay but I think it could have been better.
Date published: 2023-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty Fruit That's Grilled! 😊 Never thought about grilled fruit until I read a recipe from Kingsford on how to do just that. Best tasting pineapple, peaches and yes even a banana that I had grilled. Funny thing was, my children placed them as a topping on our dessert of plain ole vanilla ice cream. Now THAT is a real treat! 😉
Date published: 2023-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Salsa! So I ended up using this as a warm salsa with homemade tortilla chips and it was amazing! I highly recommend.
Date published: 2023-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Sweet Quick and simple recipe. The grilling/heat bring out all the sugar in the fruit, making it super sweet, and extra juicy. Makes a great dessert, or accompaniment to any meal.
Date published: 2023-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet delights! This one really outdid my grilling. It was so fabulous! I absolutely loved the grilled texture of the fruit and inside flavors!
Date published: 2023-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole family loved this refreshing summer side I am so happy I tried this!! I used it for grilled fish tacos and it was a hit with my family. It makes me want more just thinking about it. It's so versatile for a side dish with chicken as well. I have also added jalapenos in it and purple onion to seve with my Mexican styled chicken. Try it today you may really be surprised at how well your taste buds will enjoy this recipe. Thanks for coming up with new ideas to break the hum drum cycle of routine foods!!
Date published: 2023-05-26
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