BBQ Roasted Plums in Wine {a recipe}

I don’t do this very often, but today I have a recipe for you! It’s the perfect summer weekend recipe, too, so you’re getting it on a Saturday. This is a recipe for BBQ Roasted Plums in Wine. Yeah, it’s amazing.

This is the perfect desert to throw on the grill after your steaks or kabobs have finished grilling. You don’t have to turn on the oven, and since it’s summer, why would anyone want the oven on in the house???

This recipe is adapted from one for grilled pears at Top Class Food. I’m guessing it would be delicious with pears or peaches, but I’ve only ever tried it with plums. The tartness of the plums it perfectly balanced by the wine and sugar. Seriously, it’s so yum.

You will need:

  • A few ripe plums (how many is up to you)
  • White wine
  • White sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • A pan you can put on the BBQ
  • A hot grill

First, turn on the grill and let it heat. Wash and halve your plums and set them in your pan with the skin side up.

Poor in the white wine. Be liberal! You don’t want the plums swimming, but some of the wine will cook off and you still want some plum-wine-sugar juice in the pan at the end.

Sprinkle liberally with sugar. If your plums aren’t 100% ripe, you can add more sugar to balance the tartness. Who knows? Maybe it’s even better with tart plums.

Now sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg. I didn’t use any exact measurements here, just sprinkled until they “looked good.” Don’t skip the nutmeg unless you have no other choice–it really makes these plums something special.

Put your plums on the grill. I made three pans of them last time and we have a small grill, so they didn’t fit very well as you can see.

But we made it work!

I cook mine with the lid up for about ten minutes, and then close the lid to let the plums get nice and soft. I don’t think it matters either way.

Turn your plums frequently to cook evenly. You’ll know they are done when the flesh expands so that the skin wrinkles up. The plums might start to lose their shape and ooze into the yummy goo on the bottom of the pan. That’s just what you want!

Now serve them with ice-cream, or waffles, or maybe even cream cheese and crackers? The possibilities are endless!

Let me know if you try these. I’d love to hear how they turn out. And don’t forget, I LOVE comments. 😉

Thanks for reading friends! 


    • says

      Let me know how they turn out, Vanessa! They were a big hit with my Creative Cooking group from church. 🙂

  1. says

    These sound fabulous… Brilliant idea. Will give them a try. I LOVE to take fresh figs to a cook out…. Fruit on the bar-b. yum

    • says

      Thanks Becky! Fresh figs are a great idea! I was just wondering if these could be done with figs, because we have a HUGE fig tree out back with dozens of ripe ones. I need something to do with them! I should try it with figs. Hope you love the BBQ’d plums!

  2. says

    Yum! My 4 year old is plum-obsessed….wonder if I could sub juice for this? I’ll save the wine for me! 😉