If you think the pellet grill like Traeger is just for smoking meat, you’re definitely mistaken. Ever thought of smoking fruit?
Smoked fruits are made by grilling fruits in a smoker. Smoking fruit unlocks a whole new world of flavor, transforming your favorite summer treat into something utterly irresistible.
It’s not hard to do while you are eating the main meal that you just cooked in your Traeger Pellet Grill/Smoker. You do not need to turn your oven on. This is something that many people enjoy on hot summer days.
My go-to choices for smoking fruits include apples, peaches, plums, pears, pineapples, and cherries. Once they’ve absorbed that delightful smokiness, I love serving them chilled, with a cream or a scoop of ice cream.
In this recipe roundup, I’ll explore some mouthwatering smoked fruit rescipes that you can make at home, even if you’re a newbie to the smoking game.
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The Best Smoked Fruit Recipes To Make On Smoker or Grill
If your crave for a tropical twist, then smoked pineapple slices are the perfect treat for you. This recipe takes the naturally sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple to another level by infusing it with a pleasant hint of smoke.
Cherry wood chunks, with their fruity and smoky notes, are a fantastic match for pineapple’s natural sweetness.
Using a ripe and juicy pineapple is the way to go. The process of smoking will only enhance the pineapple’s succulence and add a delightful smoky flavor.
Smoked peaches is a combination of smoky richness and the natural sweetness of this fruit. To infuse a lovely smoky flavor, consider using Peach flavored wood chunks.
The peach wood perfectly complements the fruity character of the peaches. When selecting peaches, opt for ripe and juicy ones.
You can use smoked peaches to salads, desserts, or as a side dish.
3. Smoked Banana Splits
Smoking bananas is a unique way to enhance their flavor, and the choice of wood flavor can complement this process.
For smoking bananas, a wood flavor like apple, cherry, or pecan works wonderfully as it adds a sweet and fruity undertone that complements the natural sweetness of the fruit.
Ripe bananas are ideal for smoking as they have a more intense flavor and tend to caramelize beautifully during the smoking process, enhancing the overall taste.
To serve split them open and fill each banana with scoops of your favorite ice cream – traditional vanilla, rich chocolate, or perhaps something more adventurous.
Top it off with a generous drizzle of hot fudge, a sprinkle of chopped nuts, and a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Smoked Mango Habanero Salsa is a fiery and flavorful condiment with a tropical twist.
This unique salsa combines the sweet and smoky essence of mangoes infused with the bold heat of habanero peppers.
The secret to its extraordinary taste lies in the smoking process. Apple or cherry wood chips work exceptionally well, enhancing the mango’s natural sweetness while imparting a delightful smokiness. Ripe mangoes are essential, as they provide the perfect balance of flavors.
Use this salsa to add a zesty kick to grilled meats, tacos, or as a dip for tortilla chips.
The fusion of sweet, juicy pears and tart raspberries, combined with the subtle smokiness, creates a dessert that’s both comforting and exciting.
The ideal wood for smoke-roasting this dessert is cherry wood, which imparts a mellow, fruity undertone. Choose ripe pears for their natural sweetness, and let the gentle smoky infusion elevate the flavors. Serve the Smoke-Roasted Raspberry-Pear Crumble warm, perhaps with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream
The aroma of cinnamon & nutmeg is exquisite. It will certainly tantalize your taste buds. You can prepare this smoked fruit dessert earlier and wrap it in foil. Later on, you can put this on the grill and leave it on your own for 20 minutes before it’s ready to be served.
This Thanksgiving dessert is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes you can make. It’s perfect for bringing to a Thanksgiving party and will have your guests talking about it for weeks!
I created this recipe with store-bought pie crust, but you can easily make your own (I use this gluten-free pie crust mix)
The smoked pumpkin pie incorporates smoked ingredients and conventional flour to create a sweet, flaky crust. The constituent components of the pie are mixed together in preparation before being cooked and finished in a smoker.
It is one of the easiest way to smoke fruits. One way to give your fruit a smoky flavor and a caramelized taste is by grilling them.
When they are over the fire, the natural sugars will caramelize and give that sweet taste. In the summer, fruit desserts like grilled fruits become popular!
Most people are skeptical of grilling fruit, but once you try it, you’ll realize that it’s actually a sweet &delicious dessert that takes just minutes to prepare. You won’t even need a complicated recipe.
For smoked fruit kabobs strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapples, and bananas are used.
This is a popular smoked dessert recipe that has been around for some time. It’s typically made with bananas, bread, sugar, chocolate, and butter.
This cinnamon, vanilla, and smoky twist is one that you might not have tried before.
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Now is the time to try wood-fired desserts. Grilled Stone Fruit with Berries and cream is a dish that combines the sweetness of stone fruit and the tartness of berries.
Fresh stone fruit is a term that refers to fruits that are not processed or canned, meaning they are picked off the tree or vine when ripe, and then eaten or sold immediately.
Stone fruit is a category of foods that includes peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, and apricots. These fruits are usually eaten out-of-hand or used in baked goods.
It’s a healthy dessert that’s low in sugar, gluten-free, and vegan. The fruit is grilled for about 10 minutes on each side until it’s nice and caramelized.
Berries and cream are a classic pairing, and this recipe is no exception.
In this Traeger smoked dessert recipe, I cooked stone fruit with some grilled marks on a Traeger pellet grill, mixed with a balsamic reduction, and topped with homemade whipped cream for a smooth finish.
An irresistible dessert that’s perfect for sharing. Have the spoons around and enjoy it right out of the skillet!
Add caramel and brownies with nuts to this dish to add an extra layer of decadence. Serve the dessert with vanilla ice cream. It will complement your next meal perfectly.
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