To finish off my yummy dinner tonight I grilled some fresh peaches for dessert. Although I am a HUGE chocolate lover, having fruit for dessert is a healthier alternative :( Well, I guess if you skipped dessert entirely that would be best, but that aint gonna happen...sorry lobster. I was trying to be good and not have too many sweets before the wedding, but we ended up going to yogurtland after for some fro-yo...num!
The photo doesn't do this dessert enough justice. I was too impatient to try and take a nice picture b/c all I wanted to do was eat what I was photographing. For some reason the photo also came out vertically instead of horizontally...don't know how to fix it...newbie blogger error :) Clearly, if you are visiting this site it is not for the beautiful photography, but for the yummy recipes. Anyway, I'll try and brush up on my skills for future pics. I adapted the recipe from this site. I have never grilled fruit before, however I've always seen it demonstrated on the food network. Now I must say, I am a firm believer in grilling fruit. Grilling the fruit caramelizes the juices and makes it sweeter and the balsamic glaze adds another hit of tangy sweetness. I also topped them with a granola cereal and that added a great crunch and different type of sweetness to the dessert. Try it, you'll definetely enjoy this one!
Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Syrup - 4 servings
4 peaches (cut in half and stoned)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (any cheap kind is fine)
2 tablespoons of honey
Granola to sprinkle
Grill the peach with the cut side down until soft, about 3-5 minutes depending on ripeness of fruit then flip over for about a minute or so
Simmer the balsamic vinegar and honey until it thickens to a syrup consistency, about 5-10 minutes. Add more honey if you think it is too tangy. The more it reduces though, the sweeter it gets
Serve the peaches cut side up drizzled with the balsamic glaze and top with the granola