Back in the day before there were Pellet Smokers (gasp!) I gained a lot of notoriety for a) being a women who was grilling and b) making dessert on the grill! At the time it seemed like such a novel concept. Now that pellet smokers are out, and they are admittedly a lot like an outdoor oven with the added benefit of smoke flavor, you see a lot more people making dessert on the grill.

This mango cobbler infused with coconut rum pays homage to my South Florida Tropical roots, back when I started this site! During mango season mangos are everywhere and you are blessed with neighbors with fruitful (ha!) trees that will deliver mangos to your doorstep. But if you don’t have mangos around, don’t worry- this recipe works great with frozen mango so you can embrace those tropical vibes no matter where you live. Oh, I definitely recommend drinking coconut rum while making this recipe, it’s just part of the process. 🙂


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Mango Cobbler on the Grill

  • Author: Robyn




  • 810 mangos, cored, peeled and chopped into bitesize pieces (4 cups of mango)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum (malibu or something similar)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 package jiffy golden yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg (for the cakemix)
  • 1/2 cup water (for the cake mix)
  • 1/4th cup shredded sweetened coconut (optional)
  • one (1) 8”x8” foil baking pan


1) In a medium bowl, mix the mango with the coconut rum, butter, honey and nutmeg. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
2) Make sure your grill is on (if not already at this point from the previous dishes) and heat to 350 degrees.
2) Mix the cake mix according to directions with the egg and water and then add the coconut.
3) Pour the fruit mixture evenly into the pan. Next, spoon the cakemix mixture on top of the fruit in heaping tablespoon-fulls.
4) Now, (once the grill is at the 350 degrees) put the cobbler on indirect heat. This means that you may have one burner on at medium and you put the cobbler near the on burner or hot charcoals, but not directly on top. If you have three burners then you would keep 2 on and one off and put the cobbler on the off burner in the middle. For charcoal, you would move the charcoal to one side and put the cobbler on the other side.
5) Cook uncovered for 30 minutes, give or take, until the fruit is bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
Serve with vanilla ice cream of course! You will have seconds!!

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Yes, you can even make Cobbler on the Grill!!

Yes, you can even make Cobbler on the Grill!!

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