Sunday, September 14, 2008

Griled Stone Fruits with Balsamic Glaze & Vanilla Ice Cream

Talk about flexible! This dessert can be remade any number of ways. Stone fruits are fruits with a pit: plums, apricots, peaches, pluots. But pears or apples are any number of semi-firm fruits could work in this dessert. Even grapefruit!

And what a great way to use fruit toward the end of BBQ Season. Of course if the weather is nasty, you can always grill the fruit on a grill pan, in a pan or on a griddle.

Just remember the secret ingredient: butter. Yep, good old fashioned butter will give you a nicer carmelization that oil, in my humble opinion, but using oil or even cooking spray will still get the job done.

For this desert I used apricots, plums and pluots (cross between a plum and an apricot), about 4 each. That could serve anywhere about form 4-12 people depending on how you dish it up.

Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic Glaze & Vanilla Ice Cream
12 pieces of fruit, pitted and halved
butter, oil or cooking spray
10-12 oz of balsimaic vinegar
2 Tbsp raw sugar
1 generous pinch of black pepper