Grilled Fruit

Cuisinart original

Grilled fresh fruit makes a wonderful base for vanilla ice cream. You may drizzle it with a little rum or liqueur and add a sprinkling of chopped toasted nuts for a grilled fruit sundae.


Makes 6 to 8 servings


½ medium fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into ½- to ¾-inch slices* 2 bananas, halved and then cut into 4 pieces 1 large peach, pitted and quartered 1 mango, peeled, pitted and cut into 4 pieces water (enough to cover the fruit) juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted pinch ground cinnamon

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 8 servings): Calories 87 (29% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 1g • fat 3g • sat fat 2g • chol. 8mg • sod. 1mg • calc. 9mg • fiber 2g


Put the fruit into a large mixing bowl. Add enough water to the bowl to fully cover the fruit. Stir in the lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes. While the fruit is chilling, prepare the cinnamon butter. Stir the butter and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Reserve. Ten minutes before the fruit has completed soaking, preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® Grill Centro, fitted with the grill plate, to High. Remove the fruit from the lemon water and pat dry. Brush both sides of the fruit with the cinnamon butter. The peach should take about 2½ to 3½ minutes to grill. The pineapple and mango should take about 2½ minutes. The bananas only take about 1 to 1½ minutes. When grilling the fruit, carefully flip half-way through cooking, As always with fruit, cooking times vary depending on the ripeness of the fruit. *Many grocery stores sell peeled and cored pineapples in the produce section.