We don’t usually eat summer fruits warm with grill marks, but we’re definitely open-minded. The truth is that with a little creativity you can use grilled fruit in a variety of ways: in a salad, as an appetizer by itself, with some cheese and basil or over ice cream as dessert. So, why get into grilling fruit at all? Well, as Natalie Y. Moore reports in NPR’s Kitchen Window Series, “Fresh fruit is a healthy and simple dessert any time of year, and the fresh flavors are enhanced further by placing the fruit over a fire. Grilling extracts fruits’ natural sugar by caramelizing the surface. The heated sugar liquefies and becomes a brown, sweet syrup.”
That said, not all fruit is ideal for grilling as it some fall apart or simply can’t stand up to the heat. That’s exactly why we did a little research to find 10 fruits that do great on a BBQ. So fire up the grill tonight and try one.
While you can slice your apricots and put them straight onto the grate, when it comes to this type of grilled fruit, we think a Stone Fruit Pouch with butter, sugar, lime juice and brandy sounds even better.
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