To me, one of the best parts of the summer has to the fruit. I have an ancient nectarine tree in my yard that produces the most amazing fruit in sums that would put rabbits to shame. It also means that I have an awful lot of it and am constantly looking for new ways to prepare them. And the newest one has got to be the best—BBQ Nectarines.
BBQ Nectarines with Honey, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Ice Cream
-Nectarines (plan on one whole nectarine per person)
-Spray oil (such as Pam)
-Vanilla ice cream
1. Heat your BBQ to a medium flame. Hotter and you risk scorching the flesh.
2. While heating your BBQ, wash and halve your nectarines, removing the pits. Spray them lightly with your oil as it will help keep the nectarines from sticking.
3. Place nectarines cut-side down, leaving them for 5-7 minutes. This allows you to get the roasting marks on the flesh, caramelize some of the natural sugars, and heat the fruit without scorching it.
4. Remove fruit from heat and plate. Add a scoop or two of ice cream directly on top, then add a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve immediately…because if you don’t, your ice cream will melt very quickly.
Delicious and beautiful, it’s the perfect dessert for a summer celebration.