The concept of grilling is new to my home. Aaron and I are learning, and burning, together. The latest grill-fail was kebabs: uneven cuts of vegetables and chicken over a heap of scorching coals.
However, the fire was not wasted. I was able to grill some sweet peaches for dessert. Grilling adds depth and interest to a Summer dessert. The heat carmelizes the fruits’ natural sugars. Bake a nutty crumble over it and crown with ice cream for a sweet finale to a summer barbeque.
(You can follow this recipe with almost any fruit– I recommend peaches, apples, plums, or even halved strawberries.)
Grilled Peach Crumble
6 medium peaches, halved
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
Combine brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Toss with halved peaches.
Grill 3 minutes per side.
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, cold
Mix flour, oats, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Using beaters or food processor, combine butter with dry mixture until pea-size balls form.
Cover peaches with crumble.
Bake at 350* for 40 to 45 minutes.
Cool and top with vanilla ice cream.