As the summer season begins to wind down, you can still get in a few good dates to gather and grill with family and friends. Complete your grilling menu with a dessert of grilled fruit. Yes- grilled fruit! Step out of the ordinary and give your taste buds an extraordinary twist to conventional fruits.
Try this Grilled Banana recipe from the FoodNetwork.com:
- 4 ripe bananas, halved and left in peel
- Vegetable oil
- 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream (For a healthier option, try low fat sour cream)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Fresh mint, for garnish
- Fresh raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, for garnish
Preheat grill. Brush cut side of bananas with oil. Grill until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Turnover and continue grilling until just cooked through.
Whisk together creme fraiche and maple syrup then place a large dollop in the center of each banana half. Garnish with fresh mint and berries.
Need another idea for fruit grilling? Try Grilling Pineapples.
- 1 large ripe golden pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 8 to 10 wedges.
- Good olive oil.
- 1/4 cup honey.
Prepare the grill. When the grill is ready, brush the pineapple wedges lightly with the oil and place them on the grill. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes per side until nicely charred and lightly colored. Remove to a serving plate and drizzle with honey.
Want to get creative? Try them skewer style. Gather a variety a fruits and cut into cubes. Think of cantaloupes, bananas, pineapples and plums. Soak skewers in water to avoid a charred skewer on the grill. Place fruits on the skewer, brush with oil lightly and place onto the grill for 6 minutes- turning every 2 minutes for each side, take off the grill onto a serving plate and drizzle some fresh honey or even chocolate syrup for your family to enjoy.
Have you grilled any fruits? If so, share which were your favorite choices- we’d love to hear from you!
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