Barbecued Fruit Fit For Christmas


At this time of year, there’s a good chance you’re beginning to get a little sick of the sight of turkey, goose, sprouts, Christmas pudding and mince pies – so why not treat yourself to some barbecued fruit instead?

Perfect for a dessert or a simple snack, cooking fruit on the BBQ is fun and healthy, and always delicious. These recipes can be used when you fancy a quick bite to eat, crave something sweet, or want to impress your friends by serving a three-course barbecue banquet.

And you can feel good too, knowing you’re getting some of your 5 a day!

Barbecued orange segments

To make these, you’ll need:

4 big oranges

Some butter

4 teaspoons sugar

Firstly, melt a bit of butter in a pan. Cut the unpeeled oranges into 1-inch thick segments and dip them in the melted butter. Then add them to the grill and cook for 2 minutes. Turn the orange segments over and sprinkle the sugar over them, cooking for a further 2 minutes before flipping them over for the final minute. Serve immediately.

Grilled pears

To make this dessert, you’ll need:

  • 2 big pears
  • 0.5 mug white wine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Nutmeg

Halve and deseed the pears and place them in a grill-proof dish. Add the wine, sugar, cinnamon stick and sprinkle of nutmeg to the dish and barbecue the pears for about 15 minutes – keep an eye on the fruit while it’s cooking as it should be ready when the wine has evaporated.

Chocolate barbecued bananas

This dish is especially good at this time of year, and makes a delicious addition to any barbecue.

You will need:

  • 4 bananas
  • 24 squares Dairy Milk (or equivalent)
  • Whipped cream

Slice through the skins of the bananas lengthways, taking care not to pierce the bottom skin. Add 6 of the squares into the sliced banana and wrap in foil. Barbecue the fruit for 10 minutes, turning the bananas over mid-way. Before serving, remove the foil but leave the bananas in their skins – and add a squirt or a dash of cream on top.

Barbecued fruit kebabs

To make these kebabs, you’ll need:

  • 2 kiwis
  • 3 bananas
  • 12 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice

Melt the butter and place in a bowl with the lemon juice, mixed spice and syrup. Mix the ingredients together. Peel and slice the fruit, cutting into bite-size chunks before threading onto 4 kebab skewers. Cover the kebabs in the mixture and barbecue for 2 minutes on each side, adding more mixture as you go.

Grilled nutty apples

To make this dish, you’ll need:

  • 4 apples
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 75g sugar
  • 25g chopped nuts
  • 25g raisins
  • Cinnamon

Mix the sugar, nuts and raisins in a bowl and add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Remove the cores from the apples and place the fruit onto some thick aluminium foil. Add the nuts and raisins to the centres of each apple and top with a teaspoon of butter. Wrap the foil around each apple and cook on the barbecue for 30 minutes. These apples taste delicious served with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of cream.

Our great range of Landmann Barbecues would be a great way to try out the above recipies!