A sweet summer food dream! Grilled peaches with mascarpone and balsamic glaze. Oh my, delicious!
Nothing says summer like biting into a juicy ripe peach. This favorite summer fruit deserves a turn on the barbecue. The grill brings out the natural juiciness and intensifies the deep summer sweetness of the peaches. One of the easiest ways to impress a backyard full of BBQ friends.
Serve the grilled peaches as a side dish, in a salad (toss mixed greens and place grilled peach halves all over) or as a delicious summer dessert. Healthy, gluten free, no refined sugar!
Grilled Peaches with mascarpone and balsamic glaze
- 1 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Honey (optional)
- 2 ripe Peaches, halved and pitted
- 4 tablespoons Mascarpone
- 4 sprigs fresh Mint
- In a small saucepan simmer one cup balsamic vinegar (and 2 tbsp honey if you like it sweet) over medium heat until reduced by half and balsamic is thick and syrupy, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Heat grill to high.
- Halve and pit peaches; brush both sides with oil. Place the peach halves, cut side down, on the grill. Grill both sides until golden brown and just cooked through.
- Top each with a teaspoons of mascarpone, sprinkle over balsamic reduction and garnish with mint leaves.
The healthiest, best-tasting dessert. Quick and easy, only three ingredients. And the flavors mix perfectly!
Start off with a perfect ripe pineapple. Picking a perfect pineapple can be tricky. The leaves on the crown should look green, healthy and fresh. The pineapple should feel plump and firm. You can choose your pineapple based on the ease of pulling out a leaf from the top.
Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of manganese and Vitamin C, so delicious and nutritious on its own! But to turn it into a mouthwatering summer BBQ dessert, try grilling it with and serving it with some whipped coconut cream on the side. Fun for summer parties!
Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Cream
- 1 Pineapple, ripe
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Coconut Cream
- (Optional: brown sugar/ ice cream)
- Whip the coconut cream and set aside in little bowls.
- Cut the pineapple into 6 wedges. Make sure to slice off the hard middle core.
- Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill or grill pan. Grill the pineapple pieces, on each side, until tender and golden (about 3-5 minutes).
- Sprinkle over some cinnamon and serve warm with whipped coconut cream on the side. Enjoy!
- If you're a real sweet tooth, sprinkle some brown sugar on top.
- Also delicious with a scoop of ice cream on the side!
Have yourself some happy little dessert bowls with fresh fruit pudding! Dairy free, gluten free, vegan and no refined sugar added!
Just fill some bowls with fresh berries like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red currants and strawberries. Choose your favorites. Then top with a pudding mixture. I’ve used raspberry fruit water with agar-agar (a natural vegetable gelatin), but you can also use gelatin or jelly pudding.
If you’re a real sweet tooth you can serve the fruit puddings with a healthy sugar substitute (such as Stevia) or serve with some whipped coconut cream. Enjoy!
Fresh Fruit Pudding
- Water (2 cups)
- Raspberries (10)
- Agar-agar (2 tsp powder or 2 tbsp flakes)
- Fresh berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red currants, strawberries)
- Add a handful of raspberries to 2 cups of water. Press and twist with a muddler or wooden spoon to mash the raspberries and release the juices. Set aside for a few minutes. Strain the raspberry fruit water to remove the fruit bits.
- Place the raspberry fruit water and agar-agar in a saucepan (2 teaspoons agar-agar powder or 2 tablespoons of agar-agar flakes). Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Whisk together and gently heat the mixture over medium-low heat. Keep whisking until the agar-agar has dissolved. (Simmer for 1-5 minutes for powder and 10-15 minutes for flakes). Remove from the heat and let it cool down a little bit.
- Fill the little dessert bowls with the fresh berries. Pour the mixture over the fresh fruits. Pop them in the fridge to harden up (1 hour or until set).
- If you're a real sweet tooth you can serve the fruit puddings with a sugar substitute (such as Stevia) or serve with some whipped coconut cream!