Dean shares recipe for Grilled Strawberry Shortcake and S’Mores Pizza on the Grill

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WGN Entertainment Critic Dean Richards shares his recipe for Grilled Strawberry Shortcake and Grilled S’Mores Pizza.

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake


  • 2 lbs. strawberries, tops removed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pound cake, sliced into 3/4 inch slices
  • Spreadable butter
  • Whipped cream (canned or homemade)


  • Place sliced strawberries into a bowl
  • Preheat grill to medium heat
  • Spread butter over one side of pound cake slices
  • Grill for 1-2 minutes, butter side down, until golden brown, repeating on other side
  • In a grated grill pan, quickly sauté the strawberries until warm
  • Move to a bowl and add sugar
  • Place grilled pound cake onto plates and top with strawberries and whipped cream

S’Mores Pizza on the Grill


  • 1 Pizza Crust (buy homemade or pre-made Bobeli style crust)
  • 3 to 4 tbsp. Nutella
  • 2 to 3 graham crackers, crumbled
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s plain


  • Set up grill for indirect method of cooking (direct heat to sides, low heat directly under pizza, reaching 400 degrees)
  • Bake on side of the crust under desired ‘brown-ness’, then remove from heat.
  • With the grilled side of the pizza facing up, spread Nutella over crust leaving a gap around the edge.
  • Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the Nutella, topping with a layer of mini-marshmallows. Sprinkle M&M’s all over.
  • Put back on grill until it all starts to melt, or until marshmallows are browned and crust is completely cooked to a golden brown.
  • Serve hot.

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