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Grilled Tropical Fruit Kabobs

4 - 7
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
27 min
20 min
7 min
Fast and easy - perfect for your backyard BBQ. Use any combination of tropical fruit such as red and yellow bananas, starfruit, mango, guava or pineapple.


Dark brown sugar

¼ cup(s), packed

Regular butter

2 tbsp(s)

Ginger root

1 tsp(s), finely chopped (or more to taste)


1 fl oz, dark-variety


½ medium, peeled and cut into large chunks


2 large, peeled and cut into large cubes


2 large, peeled and cut into large pieces


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or heat a grill pan over high heat.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, ginger and rum in a small saucepan; heat over low heat until well-combined, about 2 to 3 minutes and set aside.
  3. Alternate pieces of fruit on each of 8 ten-inch or 16 six-inch metal or wooden skewers (make sure to soak wooden skewers in water for about 20 minutes to prevent charring); brush with sugar mixture.
  4. Place kabobs on grill or grill pan and cook until grill marks show on bottom side of fruit, about 1 to 2 minutes. Turn kabobs and grill until marks appear on other side, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve hot, room temperature or chilled. Yields 1 large or 2 small skewers per serving.


Papayas and passion fruit are not recommended for kabobs because they won’t hold together well. Feel free to substitute honey for the brown sugar if you prefer a milder flavour.