Recipe by Mamas Kitchen Hope

What a different and fun way to enjoy that fresh fruit. I have posted this with cherries but please do try other fruits! , Suffused with the heady smoke of beer or juice soaked wood chips will leave the fruit unbelievably rich, mellow, sweet-smoked flavor. You can use less fruit and a smaller pan but keep the 12 oz of beer or juice the same to soak the wood chips in. Enjoy as they are or try adding them as a garnish to your drinks, especially cherries, citrus etc... You can toss all kinds of fruit right in the same pan or use small, recyclable foil pans and keep them separate. I think a jar of smoked cherries would make a great gift too! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups cherries or 3 cups fruit, of choice
  • 12 ounces beer or 12 ounces apple juice
  • wood chips, I use two good handfuls


  1. Soak some wood chips in the beer or apple juice. Use whatever you like - we used hickory.
  2. Place fruit in a single layer in a foil disposable pan.
  3. Toss drained wood chips on a fire that has died down to a low heat in your smoker or grill. Discard the liquid please! This works especially great when you are already smoking some meat. Just add the fruit about 2 hours before the meat is done.
  4. Place the foil pan on the top rack of your grill. Allow to cook for two hours in the low, steady heat.

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