With the right ingredients the outdoor grill can be the focus of cooking for a healthy diet – think veggies, fruit, and even salad.

In this installment, we look to use the plentiful fruit of the season in a simple recipe, amping up the flavors with a spicy flair. Who knew that eating fruit could be so exciting!

This recipe gives you a versatile dessert or side dish recipe that can be made with any number of fruit combinations. Pair it with grilled chicken and enjoy a guilt-free meal.

Grilled Fruit with Kentucky Bourbon Rub

We suggested peaches, plums, and nectarines - especially if this is your first time - but try almost anything that won't fall through the grill grates.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 4 people


  • 4 Medium to large Peaches Any stone fruit works - nectarines, plums, and apricots for example
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Other fruit Pineapple, apple, and pears cut in rounds
  • 2 tablespoons Serious Foodie Kentucky Bourbon Rub
  • 2 tablespoons Pure maple syrup Optional
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh mint Optional


  • Build a charcoal fire for direct grilling, or heat your gas grill to medium high.
  • If using stone fruit, cut in half and remove the pit. Brush the fruit with melted butter, and place onto the grill, cut side down. Grill for 3-6 minutes, or until you see deep grill marks. Turn over, and grill for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. If using maple syrup for added sweetness, brush the fruit with syrup. Immediately sprinkle the Kentucky Bourbon rub over each piece of fruit. Serve with optional mint leaves.
Keyword Fruit, Serious Foodie Kentucky Bourbon Rub


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