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Grilled BBQ Strawberry Shortcake

Grilled BBQ Strawberry Shortcake is perfect for a backyard BBQ dessert.  Grilled strawberries are nothing new, but basting them with BBQ sauce is a unique way to serve them.  Top them on your favorite shortcake for an exciting and delicious dessert.

My grandmother introduced me to strawberry shortcake.  She had strawberries in her garden, and when they were ripe, we could go and pick some for dessert.  She'd remove the green tops, smash the strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. She'd whip up these perfect shortcakes (dry enough to absorb the juice from the berries) and after dinner, she'd cut them in half, pour a little cream on the bottom, spoon up some strawberries and juice, and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, whatever was on hand. The cool cream mixed with the juices of the strawberries and with the shortcake, created a mix of textures that melted in your mouth!

Grilling the strawberries whole makes the process a lot easier. I like a sweet BBQ sauce and a sweeter balsamic vinegar for the glaze. It is more dessert-like with the sweeter flavors. However, mix it up! Your favorite sauce may have a perfect finish for the strawberries.

Try making Missouri Pork Steaks with Root Beer BBQ Sauce and Crockpot Corn on the Cob for dinner and serve this Grilled BBQ Strawberry Shortcake for dessert and you have a winning combination!

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Grilled BBQ Strawberry Shortcake

The savory sweet combination of bbq sauce and sweet strawberries makes this a special dessert.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M


  • 1 lb strawberries, fully ripe
  • 1/3 c sugar plus 3 T sugar
  • 2 c baking mix
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 3 T butter, melted
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 c sweet BBQ sauce


How to cook Grilled BBQ Strawberry Shortcake

  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. Stir BBQ sauce and balsamic vinegar together and set aside.
  3. Set aside 6 large berries.
  4. Cut up the remaining strawberries and place in a bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the 1/3 c sugar over the strawberries and mash a bit.
  6. Let rest.
  7. Stir together baking mix, milk, butter and 3 T sugar.
  8. Divide into fourths and pat out 4 biscuits. Place on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until tops is golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool.
  11. Heat an indoor grill to 350.
  12. Place the remaining whole strawberries on the grill. 
  13. Cook for 2 minutes on one side and turn.
  14. Baste the cooked side with the BBQ sauce mixture.
  15. Turn again and baste that side.  Continue for three rounds.
  16. To assemble, place a biscuit on a plate and poke with a fork several times.
  17. Drizzle on macerated strawberries with some juice.
  18. Top with a couple of BBQed strawberries.
  19. Top with cream if desired.
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  1. I have never grilled strawberries but I bet they are delicious. Strawberry shortcake is such a summer staple.

  2. So creative! We are big strawberry shortcake fans, definitely have to give this a try!

  3. I'm such a strawberry shortcake lover. I've never thought to grill the strawberries - yum! I need to make this ASAP.

  4. Love that you grilled the strawberries. I can't wait to try this out. Thanks

  5. Ooh yum! I've never tried this dessert grilled. I am intrigued now and we will be trying this out. I bet I'll love it!

  6. I've never tried grilled strawberries before. I'm sure I've been truly missing out. Can't wait to give this a try.

  7. I wasn't sure what to make for dessert this holiday weekend, but now I found this and I want to make it right away. Looks so delicious. Yum

  8. Oh wow I think I'd like this sweet BBQ combo. This should be really fun to try when we're grilling!

  9. I've never grilled strawberry shortcake but it sounds so good!

  10. Wow! That sounds so good! It looks just wonderful. I never thought about combining strawberries and BBQ sauce. Interesting!

  11. Oh my goodness - this sounds so interesting and delicious!

  12. I'm just imagining the flavor the grill must bring out of the strawberries! Yum!

  13. What a unique way to make strawberry shortcake! Sounds delicious.

  14. I'm made something like this but I used apples. I can't wait to try it with strawberries.

  15. Oh wow! I never knew you could grill fruits. This dessert looks absolutely delicious!

  16. I never would have thought to grill shortcake. Sounds interesting and looks tasty

  17. I must say I never use the grill for dessert. I think it's time to give it a try. Yum!

  18. What a great idea for a summer dessert! Love how inviting this looks!

  19. This sounds like a neat recipe. We love strawberry shortcake and this would be a neat version to try.

  20. I haven't had strawberry shortcake in ages, and the grilled strawberries sound SO good!

  21. I love Strawberry Shortcake but have never thought to try it grilled before! This is a genius idea!!

  22. Grilling the strawberries adds a new dimension of flavor!

  23. My absolute favorite part of summer is the delectable strawberry recipes. Strawberry shortcake is at the top of that list! We'll definitely be trying this recipe. YUM!

  24. What a fun recipe. I love this idea and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  25. I have strawberries from my CSA. I'm making this. Those grilled strawberries look awesome.

  26. I bet the balsamic, BBQ, and strawberry combo is really good! I haven't had grilled strawberries before, but I can't wait to try this!


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