Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dessert on the Grill

We had friends over for dinner last week and Nicole brought dessert to make on the grill. I'll admit that I've looked at recipes in my Weber Grill Deck and a few cookbooks over the years but have been a little chicken to do something sweet on the grill. I was missing out!

Nicole brought peaches and plums that she had soaked and we sprinkled them with sugar before grilling. Amazing. Our neighbors snuck in the back gate just before dessert to help us eat it all up. It was beautiful and I wish I had some photos to share.

Grilled Stone Fruit ala Nicole
Heat 2 cups OJ, 2 cups water, 1 cup light brown sugar until the sugar dissolves. Then off heat, add 1/4 c light rum. Soak 3 firm stone fruits, cut in half, pits removed for 2 hours.

Remove from liquid, dredge in turbinado sugar and grill each side for 2 minutes. Nicole used spiced rum and sucanat for both sugars and got all 7 pieces of fruit into that amount of liquid.

I made homemade key lime ice cream to accompany the fruit. I think next time I might try making a coconut ice cream (recipe, anyone?) but the tartness of the lime went well with the fruit.

Key Lime Ice Cream (makes 1 qt)
from Cooking Light May 08

Easy as can be - combine the following ingredients, pour into your ice cream maker, follow your maker's instructions (mine took about 20 minutes) and transfer to the freezer for an hour or two so it'll firm up a little.

1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
2/3 cup Key lime juice (bottled or fresh)
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk

1 comment:

  1. Wait, we're on the same wave length here!
    Try bananas, too!