4 Delicious Smoked Fruit Recipes for 2021 Summer BBQ

4 Delicious Smoked Fruit Recipes for 2021 Summer BBQ

With temperatures warming up fast all over the country, it’s not too long now until you can get your trusted smoker out for a 2021 summer filled with tasty BBQs and garden parties.

As our range of BBQ-perfect wood fuels keeps expanding in preparation for the long-awaited barbecue season, we want to help all the barbecue enthusiasts out there looking to make the most out of the summer months ahead find new ways to enjoy their garden space.

From smoking your favourite meats with a distinctive and authentic flavour to grilling the best BBQ vegetables for your next big cookout, there are always creative ways to refresh your barbecue routine and keep things interesting throughout the summer.

So, in the spirit of keeping the barbecue creativity alive, let us walk you through the colourful world of smoked fruits and smoked fruit desserts by unveiling our favourite smoked fruit recipes for a BBQ summer to remember!

1. Smoked Pineapple Sundae

Grilled and smoked pineapple slices are a BBQ classic for a reason: Incredibly sweet, a little savoury, and versatile enough to work on a pizza, pineapple is the perfect fruit to add depth and smokiness to, no matter what you choose to pair it with!

For this staple dessert among smoked fruit recipes, you’ll need:

  • Four fresh pineapple slices, cut into rings
  • Four scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • A generous drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup
  • Coconut flakes
  • Apple or Cherry Wood Chips for smoking

Start by cutting up your pineapple into medium-thick rings or half-rings (canned pineapple would also work in a pinch, but they’re not going to be as flavourful!) and placing the rings in a preheated smoker, grilling over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes on each side.

Plate the pineapple slices and scoop vanilla ice cream on top, finishing with a generous drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup and a handful of toasted coconut flakes.

2. Smoked Pears With Gingerbread Stuffing

Got a sleeve of long-forgotten ginger biscuits hiding in your kitchen cupboard?
You can put them to good use with this easy, slightly spicy, and incredibly flavourful smoked pears recipe.

To prepare your next favourite in smoked fruit desserts, you’re going to need:

  • Four fresh large pears
  • Five ginger biscuits, crumbled
  • Five tablespoons of butter
  • Five tablespoons of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Apple or Cherry Wood Chips for smoking

To prepare, start by scooping up the inside of your ripe, fresh pears after cutting them lengthwise and cutting the stem off. Next, you’ll want to stuff them with your beaten mixture of ginger biscuit crumbs, butter, brown sugar, lemon zest, and cinnamon, preheating your smoker to 120C.

Smoke the pears until soft and browned for approximately one hour, and serve your dessert with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, greek yogurt, or whipped cream!

3. Smoked Peaches with Cinnamon & Sugar

If you’re looking for a smoked fruits recipe that’s a little on the lighter side, look no further than this surprisingly delicious and fresh smoked peaches dessert, perfect for finishing your BBQ feast on a sweet (yet much healthier!) note.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Five ripe large peaches
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • A brush of vegetable oil
  • Apple or Cherry Wood Chips for smoking

Start by cutting the peaches in half and removing the pits after preheating your smoker and setting the grill to medium-high. Brush both sides with vegetable oil so to retain a neutral flavour with your perfect crisp, and place the peaches over the grill for about 3 minutes.

Combining the sugar and cinnamon, spoon the mixture on top of the grilled side and let it heat up, melt, and work its magic.

4. Smoked Figs & Mascarpone Dessert

Once the summer season is in full swing and you start spotting ripe, beautifully sweet figs at your local grocer’s, this delicious and decadent dessert will help you make the most out of this underrated fruit!

Here’s all you’re going to need to prepare your smoked fig dessert:

  • Ten large ripe black mission figs
  • Five fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • A brush of vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of mascarpone cheese
  • Apple or Cherry Wood Chips for smoking

To prepare, start by cutting the figs lengthwise, removing the stems and piercing five at a time with a long skewer. Oil the preheated grill with a brush of vegetable oil and place the skewers on the grate for approximately 5 minutes or until caramelized.

Plate the figs with a generous dollop of mascarpone cheese on top, drizzling them with warm honey and chopped mint leaves.

The Best BBQ Firewood to Ignite Your Summer

Whether you’re looking to replace your old go-to BBQ wood fuels with more sustainable and effective options or simply wanting to try different firewood solutions to make your next barbecue the best it can be, Lekto’s collection has got you covered all year-round with unmissable deals and convenient bundles.

If you’re still unsure of what the best firewood to power your grill throughout the summer may be, we recommend stocking up on our versatile Kiln-Dried Logs, perfect for generating a consistent, powerful flame throughout, and ideal for powering your wood-burning stove, garden fire pit, pizza oven, and everything else in between!