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posted May 10, 2022

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

These grilled fruit kabobs (or grilled dessert kabobs if you’re in need of something extra sweet!) are the best way to finish up a backyard BBQ. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re grilled in a flash and are perfect for parties.

Grilled fruit and dessert on skewers with text overlay - Grilled Fruit Kabobs.

Fruit Kabobs on the Grill

I’m more than a little obsessed with kabobs on the grill, so it was just a matter of time before I ventured into making some fruit kabobs on the grill. When my dad celebrated his 70th birthday with a big family brunch, I offered to bring all of the goodies for a sweet dessert and fruit kabob bar and it was a huge hit!

My recommendation for these is to turn this venture into a dessert bar. Set out all the ingredients with skewers and have your family or guests build their own fruit kabob (or grilled dessert kabob if you have a sweet tooth). Once everyone has their kabob assembled, toss them on the grill for a few minutes and serve with some warmed chocolate sauce or ice cream on the side.

Ingredients for dessert and fruit kabobs on a baking dish.

Ingredients for Grilled Fruit Kabobs

For the kabobs, prep a bunch of fruits and sweets that will hold up well on the grill. I used pineapple, peaches, and strawberries for this particular recipe, but you can switch it up! Feel free to use whatever are your favorites, but I recommend trying out the following:

  • Pineapple
  • Peaches
  • Mangoes
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon

If you’re going for a fresh fruit side, you’re good to stop here. I often like to make these into a tasty dessert with the addition of the following:

  • Cubed pound cake
  • Glazed doughnut holes
  • Fudgy brownie bites

Once you have all your fruit (and dessert!) sliced into similar sizes, you’re ready to get these on the grill.

Fruit and dessert pieces being skewered on metal skewers.

How to Grill Fruit Kabobs

I’m not kidding when I say this is one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make on the grill. It takes 4 steps to get these grilled fruit kabobs from prepped to in your guests’ tummies!

  1. Preheat. Get your grill running at 450 degrees F. You can cook this on any grill you have in your backyard, but I like the simplicity of a gas grill or the flavor of a charcoal grill.
  2. Assemble. Slice all your fruit and dessert into similar-sized bite-sized pieces. Alternate placing the fruit and dessert on skewers. I like to use stainless steel skewers because they hold up well and I can use them over and over again.
  3. Grill! Place the assembled fruit kabobs directly on the grill. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the fruit and desserts are starting to caramelize.
  4. Enjoy. Take care with these coming right off the grill, as some of the fruit will be quite hot. Once they’ve cooled slightly, you’re ready to dig in! I like to serve mine with hot fudge, chocolate sauce, or even some vanilla bean ice cream!

Dessert and fruit kabobs on the grill.

How Long to Grill Fruit Kabobs

It only takes about 4-6 minutes to grill fruit kabobs. In fact, I recommend staying grill-side and monitoring everything while it is on the grill to ensure everything cooks to caramelized perfection.

Grill the fruit kabobs for 2-3 minutes, then rotate and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Your grilled fruit kabobs are done when everything starts to char without getting too dark. I recommend pulling these off the grill earlier rather than later to ensure the sugars don’t catch and char too much.

Grilled fruit and dessert on skewers.

More Grilled Kabob Recipes

If you love eating your entire meal on a skewer, you just have to try my other delicious grilled kabob recipes. It’s a major bonus when your meat and veggies are cooked in one place. Check out some awesome recipes below.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs Recipe

Hey grillers! This grilled fruit kabob recipe was made for those of you out there looking to make better BBQ so you can feed the people you love and become a backyard BBQ hero.

If you loved this recipe, please leave it a 5-star review and sound off in the comments section below!

Quick note: This post was originally published in June 2016. We recently updated it with more information and helpful tips. The recipe remains the same.

Grilled fruit and dessert on skewers.

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Susie Bulloch
These grilled fruit kabobs (or grilled dessert kabobs if you're in need of something extra sweet!) are the best way to finish up a backyard BBQ. Not only are they easy to make, but they're grilled in a flash and are perfect for parties.
Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 5 mins
Total Time : 20 mins
Servings : 6 people
Calories : 222kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup pineapple (cut into chunks)
  • 1 cup peaches (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup strawberries (stems removed)
  • 1 cup pound cake (cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 1 cup doughnut holes
  • 1 cup brownie bites
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)

Instructions

  • Preheat. Preheat your grill to 450 degrees F for direct heat grilling.
  • Assemble. Assemble your kabobs by skewering the cake, doughnuts, and desired fruits.
  • Grill. Baste your skewers on all sides with the coconut oil and place on the grill grates. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side, until the fruit and sweets are caramelized.
  • Serve. Remove from the grill and serve over ice cream or topped with chocolate sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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