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These grilled fruit kabobs are the perfect grilled dessert or side dish this summer!
These fruit kabobs are an incredible addition or even ending to your meal. All those little caramelized bits of fruitiness are like little bits of heaven.
What Is Fruit On A Stick Called?
If you haven’t guessed already, fruit on a stick is called a fruit kabob. In fact, pretty much any type of food on a stick can be called a kabob. Traditionally, kabobs are made with meat. But you can also enjoy nature’s bounty straight off the grill with wonderful things like fruit kabobs!
The fun thing about these kabobs is that you can really switch it up with a recipe like this. Don’t run down to the store for a fruit you don’t have. Use fruits you have on hand. This recipe is very versatile in that way.
Can You Prepare Fruit Kabobs The Night Before?
Absolutely! The key is to pack them correctly so they stay fresh for the next day.
How Do You Keep Fruit Kabobs Fresh?
This will depend on when you want to store them.
- Prior to grilling – Keep the fruit separate if possible, and cover it with plastic wrap. If you have already put the fruit on the kabobs, the best thing you can do is wrap them well in plastic wrap. Individually if possible. The key is to keep air from getting to them. So even an air-tight container could work. But don’t store these longer than overnight.
- After grilling – You have two options. Keep the fruit on the skewers and wrap it as mentioned above, or remove the fruit from the skewers into a bowl and wrap the bowl well with plastic wrap. Or use an air-tight container.
Other Options For Fruit Kabobs
If the fruit below doesn’t sound appetizing, here are suggestions for others to try.
- Purple grapes
- Green grapes
- Honeydew melon
- Red apples
What If I Don’t Want To Grill The Fruit Kabobs?
You don’t have to barbecue these to enjoy them. If you simply want to make fruit skewers for everyone without the fuss of grilling them, you can simply load up the skewers with fruit and serve them fresh. And if you go this route, You can also try other fruits, such as:
What About Dip?
You can make a little vanilla yogurt for fruit kabob dip. Greek yogurt is great for this. Peanut Butter Fruit Dip is also wonderful for this. And in a pinch, even small amounts of cream cheese will do, believe it or not.
About The Ingredients
Fresh pineapple – Cut into chunks for measuring.
White nectarines – Cut into chunks for measuring. You can use regular nectarines if you can’t find the white ones.
Fresh plums – Cut into chunks for measuring.
Honey – Or you can use maple syrup.
Cinnamon – No sugar added.
Juice – From the fresh fruit. This is what you will find on the bottom of the bowl after making the kabobs. This is not extra juice you have to purchase.
How To Make Fruit Kebabs
Cut all your fruits into bite-sized chunks. Be sure to cut them over a large bowl (the bowl that holds the fruit before you skewer it). You want to save as much of the juice as possible for the basting sauce.
Add the honey and cinnamon to the juice and mix well. This is your basting sauce.
Put the fruit chunks on skewers.
Put the kabobs on the BBQ and, using a basting brush, baste the kabobs with the basting sauce.
The kabobs are done when they have a nice golden brown color. I BBQ’d mine for approximately 30 minutes. But use your judgment. The fruit should be nice and caramelized.
Storing Leftover Fruit Kabobs
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Always smell before you eat leftovers. If it starts to smell sour, discard it.
This recipe is not recommended for freezing.
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Grilled Fruit Kabobs
- 6 cups fresh pineapple (cut into chunks for measuring)
- 4 cups white nectarines (cut into chunks for measuring)
- 2 cups fresh plums (cut into chunks for measuring)
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- all juice from the fresh fruit
- Cut all your fruits into bite-sized chunks. Be sure to cut them over a large bowl (the bowl that holds the fruit before you skewer it). You want to save as much of the juice as possible for the basting sauce.
- Add the honey and cinnamon to the juice and mix well. This is your basting sauce.
- Put the fruit chunks on skewers.
- Put the kabobs on the BBQ and, using a basting brush, baste the kabobs with the basting sauce.
- The kabobs are done when they have a nice golden brown color. I BBQ'd mine for approximately 30 minutes. But use your judgment. The fruit should be nice and caramelized.