If you’re hosting an outdoor feast and wondering what BBQ desserts you can whip up, get ready for some sweet inspiration! All these luscious, silky or syrupy delights not only taste amazing, but you can make them on the barbecue.
That’s right – desserts to cook on a BBQ!
If you mistakenly think an outdoor grill is only for savoury dishes, you’re about to discover a flavour sensation. So, fire up your Sahara gas BBQ, get out your favourite BBQ grill inset and get ready to forever change how you’ve thought of barbecuing.
Easy BBQ desserts
When we think of BBQ dessert ideas in the UK and Ireland, we want low-fuss, easy and fast, right? It gives us more time to get out and enjoy all that fantastic weather! These are just a few of our favourite easy desserts for a BBQ.
Foil Pack Choc Banana
This recipe could not be simpler (or tastier).
- Tin foil
- Simply peel a whole banana and place it on a sheet of tin foil.
- Slit it lengthways but not right the way through, so you end up with something like a long banana open sandwich.
- Top with chocolate of your preference. Add anything extra that takes your fancy, such as marshmallows or nuts.
- Close the banana, wrap it entirely in foil and place on the BBQ grill.
- Depending on the heat, leave for approx. 10-15 mins – you can open it every now and again to see it turning into velvety, gooey goodness.
Yes – you can bake pie on a BBQ, or at least grill it. Again, this recipe is zero maintenance and 10/10 flavour.
- Berries (frozen but thawed before use or fresh)
- Shortcrust pastry from shop
- Butter or oil for degreasing
- Ice-cream, cream or yoghurt to add for serving
- Lightly grease the pie dish you would like to use.
- Ensure the dish is roughly half the size of your pre-purchased short-crust pastry.
- Gently layer the pastry over the dish – you should have plenty spilling out onto the sides.
- Lightly dab the pastry down so it moulds itself into the contours of the dish.
- If you’re using frozen berries, be sure they’ve thawed.
- Place your berries over the pastry in the centre of the dish.
- Take the spillover pastry and fold it back over the fruit – you can leave a little peephole in the centre.
- If you’re using a disposable foil dish, you need to elevate it from the grill rather than have it make direct contact.
- To do this, just use another similar dish, but face it upside down so it can serve as an elevated base for your pie.
- Place your pie on top and close the grill.
- You’ll need at least half an hour, but you can keep checking in every 15 mins to ensure the pastry is cooking well.
BBQ desserts for a crowd
If you need dessert ideas for a BBQ with plenty of guests, we’ve got two excellent suggestions. Pizza and crumble – absolute people-pleasers! Not only are they low-fuss, but you can make them en masse to feed plenty of hungry mouths.
Pizza is not just for savoury lovers. On the contrary, some of the most memorable pizza recipe inventions involve sweet sensations. One of our all-time tasty classics is this double dose of Italy – Nutella Pizza. That’s right, not only is it a classic Italian pizza base, but its star ingredient is none other than the famous choc-hazelnut spread that hails from Northern Italy. This has all the hallmarks to become a legendary BBQ favourite.
Apple & Blackberry Crumble
Hands up if you’re a traditional pudding person? If so, chances are that you love your crumbles. Our Apple & Blackberry Crumble has to be one of the finest ways to celebrate an autumnal feast. We promise that if you’re out camping and have foraged your berries and apples, this will be the most delectable way to enjoy them.
Healthy sweet treats for BBQ
Looking for somewhat healthier desserts you can cook on a BBQ? Grilled fruit is your friend. The grill releases all those natural sweet notes and gives the flesh a silky, luscious texture.
Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon & Brown Sugar
Our popular Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar is a dynamite way to kick off the summer barbecue season. You can cut down on the brown sugar to make it extra healthy.
Grilled Summer Fruit Skewers
This recipe should sit in the easy-to-prepare section, as it’s super simple. It’s also a great dessert for the kids to make, as it will keep them occupied (for all of 10 minutes!).
Simply cut your preferred fruits into bite-sized pieces and thread them onto BBQ skewers. Place them on top of the grill and rotate them every now and again until they have reached the desired level of deliciousness. Eat on their own or dip into cream, yoghurt, or even melted warm chocolate. Yum!
Desserts cooked on BBQ (honestly, truly!)
Here’s where we really send your taste buds into a tailspin, as you won’t believe these are desserts you can cook on a BBQ. But we promise you can create these amazing BBQ dessert ideas using your humble but oh-so-fabulous gas barbeque.
Grilled Peach & Caramel Crostata
Going for that French provincial BBQ theme? Looking for something that says country goodness blended with contemporary glamour? You’ve found it in this dish.
The Grilled Peach and Caramel Crostata looks posh, yet only takes a half hour or so to whip up, and that time again to cook in the barbecue.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Biscuit
Real estate agents encourage their sellers to brew coffee, bake bread or make biscuits before a house viewing. It’s a clever, sensory trick of the trade to entice potential buyers, making them feel instantly at home and all warm and cosy.
Well, consider this Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Biscuit recipe your home away from home! One smell of these babies in the BBQ, and you’ll be defenseless. Thank goodness you’re out in the great outdoors and not back in town with a property contract in your hands – you’d sign without second thoughts!
More dessert BBQ ideas
Have you got a go-to recipe for desserts cooked on a BBQ? We’d love to hear about it and try it or perhaps even add it to our Sahara BBQ dessert recipes menu.