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How to Bake Desserts on Your Grill

All summer long, you cooked some amazing meals on your grill. But now that we’re heading towards the end of fall, it’s time to change things up a bit. It’s time to try something that some people may think is too crazy of a concept to even attempt. That’s right. We’re going to teach you how to bake desserts on your grill.

Choose Your Recipe(s)

Before you even begin to think about baking a dessert on your grill, you need to choose your recipe(s). Baking is a lot more precise than what you’re used to cooking on your grill. You can’t just grab whatever you have lying around and call it good. You have to find a recipe and follow it closely, especially if this is your first time baking on your grill. 

If you’re reading this, this is probably the first time (or one of the first times) you’re attempting to bake desserts on your grill. For that reason, we recommend choosing a recipe from your grill’s manufacturer. If you bought a grill from The Pool People, this means looking at recipes from Memphis Grills or recipes from Kamado Joe®.

You can find recipes on sites all over the internet, and no one’s stopping you from using them. However, these recipes are tailored exactly to the type of grill you own: a Memphis Grill or a Kamado Joe grill. This means you don’t have to worry about adjusting the recipe to your grill type — you can focus solely on the recipe.

Get Ready to Grill

Once you have your recipe (or recipes) picked out, you can get ready to grill. Start by preheating your grill according to the recipe. This way, it will be ready to go once you have everything else ready.

Next, gather your ingredients and start mixing them according to the recipe. Again, it is important to follow the recipe exactly as written. Dessert recipes have very little wiggle room compared to meals you typically cook on the grill. You can use apple pie spice instead of pumpkin pie spice if that’s all you have, but any larger substitutions could affect the integrity of the dessert. Remember: baking soda and baking powder are not the same thing.

Once your grill is heated up and your ingredients are ready to go, it’s time to get to baking! Follow your recipe and put your dessert out on the grill for the directed amount of time. Once the time is up, test it to make sure it is fully cooked. Let it cool down and enjoy!

Spice Up Your Baking

If you don’t have a grill compatible with baking yet, our team at The Pool People can help you out. We sell both Memphis Grills and Kamado Joe brands, meaning we have just the right grill to fit your needs. No matter where you are in Wisconsin, we can get you grilling in no time. A new grill makes the perfect Christmas present, too! Stop by one of our locations today or contact us online to learn more.

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