Grilled Tropical Fruit with Coconut Sauce

  • serves 4
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

You?ll definitely feel like you're on a tropical vacation with the flavours in this dish! Vary the fruit to your liking - try star fruit or melon. You can also chop the fruit into cubes and thread on skewers and then grill.

11 Ratings
Directions for: Grilled Tropical Fruit with Coconut Sauce


Coconut Sauce

1 can coconut milk, full fat (14-ounce can/398 ml)

2 tsp brown sugar, packed (10 ml)

1 to 2 tbsp. dark rum (15 to 30 ml)

1 tsp vanilla (5 ml)

pinch of freshly ground nutmeg

Slivers of coconut, toasted (optional)

Grilled Tropical Fruit

4 baby bananas or 2 regular bananas, peeled

2 mangoes, peeled and cut in large spears, preferably Altaufo mangoes

1/2 pineapple, peeled and cored and cut in spears

lime wedges, for garnish, to sprinkle of over fruit


Coconut Sauce

1. Add coconut milk and brown sugar to a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and let hard simmer, stirring occasionally until reduces by half, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with nutmeg and stir in rum and vanilla. Let sit until cooled to room temperature and then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours. Mixture will thicken as it chills. Sprinkle with toasted coconut if desired and serve with Grilled Tropical Fruit.

Grilled Tropical Fruit

1. Preheat grill to high. Clean the grill well with brush. Oil the grill with a little vegetable oil so fruit doesn't stick.

2. Reduce heat to medium. Grill bananas, mangoes and pineapples until nice grill marks and fruit softens slightly, about 3 minutes per side. If using regular bananas, cut them in smaller pieces. Serve warm with Coconut Sauce and lime wedges.

See more: Grill, Dessert, Fruit, Summer, Barbeque, BBQ


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