Grilled Fruit Crisp


by Jul 25th, 2011 // Desserts

Grilled Fruit Crisp

Grilled Fruit Crisp

Seriously people, it’s too darn hot to turn on the oven anymore. And honestly, why bother when you can cook just about anything on the grill. Including dessert.

Grilled Fruit Crisp

Dessert sooooo good that my kid said “I’m gonna die if I don’t get to have more apples.” Oh yes, this dessert is high drama goodness and it’s not all that bad for you.

Grilled Fruit Crisp

Look at that determination on my kids face as he tries with all his might to squeeze the apple. Adorbs if I do say so myself.

Grilled Fruit Crisp

Also, he’s a big fan of cinnamon so we don’t even measure it any more. He just shakes, shake, shakes.

Grilled Fruit Crisp

We hadn’t planned on using cranberries but when it all came together it seemed like the right thing to do. Added a bit of tartness which I always appreciate.

Grilled Fruit Crisp

Made 100% on the grill and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The perfect no-bake dessert.

Grilled Fruit Crisp Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 15 mins

5 cups fruit (we used thinly sliced granny smith, blueberries and a handful of dried cranberries)
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup nuts (almonds or pecans)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2/3 cup quick cook oats

1. Preheat the grill to medium.
2. Combine lemon juice, cornstarch and white sugar and toss with fruit. Sprinkle with cinnamon and toss again.
3. Transfer fruit to a 9 inch round metal (not glass!) cake pan.
4. In a food processor, pulse together whole wheat flour, brown sugar, nuts, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until nuts are chopped finely.
5. Pour in melted butter and continue to pulse until it becomes thick and wet like sand.
6. Transfer to a bowl and stir in oats.
7. Crumble the oat topping onto the fruit and grill with the top down for 12 to 18 mins depending on fruit.
8. Check for doneness by poking with a toothpick to see if fruit is tender and soft but still firm and not mush.
9. Serve warm with ice cream.

Makes: 6 to 8 servings

Grilled Fruit Crisp




3 Comments on “Grilled Fruit Crisp”

  1. 1.) Maria
    July 27th, 2011

    Perfect summer dessert!

  2. 2.) Jennifer @ Raisin Questions
    July 29th, 2011

    I didn’t know you could grill a fruit crisp. I agree about not wanting to turn on the oven! I also love the fruit combination… I never thought about adding in some dried fruits before! I’m not quite clear about step #7 in the recipe, though… What do you mean when you say “grill with the top down”?

  3. 3.) Judy@Savoring Today
    August 18th, 2011

    Grilled peaches for the first time to create a grilled peach crisp–love the idea of fruit on the grill and not heating up the kitchen. This looks great!

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