These fruit kebabs are the perfect grilled dessert or side dish this summer!
These fruit kebabs 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 kebab. In fact, pretty much any type of food on a stick can be called a kebab. Traditionally, kebabs are made with meat. But…. yuck. We don’t do that here. Instead, we get to enjoy natures bounty straight off the grill with wonderful things like fruit kebabs!
The fun thing about these kebabs 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 recipes is very versatile in that way.
CAN YOU PREPARE KEBABS THE NIGHT BEFORE?
Absolutely! The key is to pack them correctly so they stay fresh for the next day.
HOW DO YOU KEEP FRUIT KEBABS FRESH?
This will depend on when you want to store them.
- Prior to grilling – Keep the fruit separate if possible and cover with plastic wrap. If you have already put the fruit on the kebabs, the best think 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 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.
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HEALTHY KEBAB RECIPES:
FRUIT KEBABS RECIPE:
A delicious side dish or even dessert that comes straight off the grill onto your plate!
- 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 kebobs on the BBQ and, using a basting brush, baste the kebobs with the basting sauce.
The kebobs 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.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.