Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry Sauce

Grilled doughnuts! Who would’ve thought?!? One of my baking partners-in-crime, Lorna, found this recipe and wanted to try it out. With our extreme fondness for doughnuts, we thought we’d test it out this at my nephew’s 25th birthday dinner party. We weren’t sure exactly what the ultimate outcome would be, or if it would even work, but at the very least, we knew we couldn’t go wrong with doughnuts, blueberries, a little chambord and ice cream.

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry

This dessert is a sloppy, beautiful mess. The trick for this recipe is prep, prep, prep. Even though the sauce takes fifteen minutes to make, everything seems to cook up faster than you think. But don’t worry, there aren’t a huge amount of ingredients involved which makes this recipe very simple.

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry

I put Lorna to work at the grill as she’s a rookie.

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry There’s nothing better than immersion by fire, right? She started by placing a cast iron skillet on a warm grill.

BlueberriesShe threw in three-quarters of the blueberries, sugar and get this – oh yea, some Chambord which seems to make nearly everything taste a wee bit better. Let it simmer, add in the remaining blueberries, lemon juice then place it on a cooler section of the grill to keep warm.

Grilled BlueberriesAnother trick is to make sure you use day-old doughnuts from LA’s best California Donuts. This, by far, is probably one of the hardest things to do as you must now ignore the fact that you’re harboring a box of delectable doughnuts in your kitchen and you can’t touch, eat or taste them.

(Also, if for some reason you don’t have doughnuts, you can also use shortbread, challah or cinnamon buns.) Cut each doughnut in half and butter the cut side. Throw them on the grill, buttered side down for two-three minutes, then plop them on a plate.

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry

With the grilled side up, dish out the juicy, gooey blueberry sauce on top. Grilled Doughnuts With BlueberryThe messier, the better. Finish off with a small scoop of your favorite ice cream and voila – grilled doughnuts with blueberry sauce! A happy and super-successful dinner party dessert that blows minds!

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry

Plus it’s your opportunity to kick your hubby or significant other off of the grill and show them how it’s really done.

Credits: Food & Wine May, 2016

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Grilled Doughnuts With Blueberry Sauce

By TheSweetNerd  

June 9, 2016

Recipe Credit: Food & Wine May 2016

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


2 pints blueberries (4 cups)

1/2 cup Chambord

1/3 cup sugar

Kosher salt

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

6 day-old large glazed doughnuts, halved horizontally

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


1Light a grill. In a small stainless steel saucepan set directly on the grate, simmer 3 cups 
of the blueberries with the Chambord, sugar and a pinch of salt, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries begin to burst, 15 minutes. Add the remaining blueberries and the lemon juice. Move the saucepan to a cooler part of the grill.

2Spread the cut side of each doughnut with softened butter. Grill the doughnuts cut side down over moderate heat until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm with the blueberry sauce and ice cream.

Food & Wine May 2016



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