Grilled kebabs aren’t just about the meat — these dessert kebabs are made with kiwi, banana, nectarines, strawberries and cubes of pound cake. Warm them up on the barbecue and then serve them with ice cream.

Yield: Makes 8.



  • 8 bamboo skewers
  • 1/4 cup melted salted butter
  • 3 tbsp packed golden brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • 1 large firm banana
  • 1 nectarine
  • 8 strawberries, hulled
  • 8 cubes pound cake (1 1/2 inch)
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Cinnamon


  1. Soak bamboo skewers in hot water for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat natural gas barbecue on medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.
  4. Peel kiwi and cut in half crosswise. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Peel banana and cut into 8 pieces. Cut nectarine into 8 chunks. Thread fruit and cake onto soaked skewers. Brush with brown sugar mixture.
  5. Grill, turning frequently, until fruit is just warm and slightly glazed, about 4 - 5 minutes.
  6. To serve, place a scoop of ice cream on each dessert plate and sprinkle with cinnamon. Arrange 2 kebabs beside each scoop of ice cream.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

260 calories, 14.1 g fat, 2.2 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 2.7 g fibre, 136 mg sodium

*Ingredient not included in nutritional analysis.