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Grilled Fruit With Honey Mascarpone Bruschetta September 18, 2013

Filed under: Appetizers & Drinks,Desserts,Gluten Free — lowfatdiva @ 2:32 pm

After going to the Farmer’s Market in Muskegon I have developed a friendship with a great family from Bailey.  They have orchards and I love trying to find things to make with their fruits.  I have been developing some beer ice cream ( sorry not sharing the recipe ) and thought about making a peach wheat beer ice cream but things didn’t turn out as I had hoped because the peaches have too much juice/water in them.

So, I decided to make some grilled fruit for dessert one night and I love bruschetta so I played with some honey and mascarpone (low fat of course) and the taste was out of this world!  You can use any fruits that are in season.  I used peaches and nectarines ( I wanted some color so I used a bit of sweet cherries too).    Enjoy!!!!  For comments/questions email ramona@lowfatdivablog.com

NOTE:  This can be made Gluten Free by using a different bread for the bruschetta.

1/4  cup sugar

4  large apricots, halved and pitted (not too ripe)

4   nectarines, halved and pitted (not too ripe)

hand full of  sweet cherries, pitted

2   tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2  teaspoons finely grated orange zest

1   tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1   cup  low fat mascarpone

2   tablespoons honey

8   1-inch-thick slices of cibatta  bread

 

In a large bowl, combine the  sugar with the apricots, nectarines, cherries, lemon juice, orange zest, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss well and season lightly with salt and pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir the mascarpone with the honey and season with pepper.Spray  the bread slices on both sides with Pam Olive Oil Spray.

Light a grill.  Grill the bread over high heat until lightly charred and crisp, about 30 seconds per side. Grill the fruit over moderate heat, basting a few times with the reserved juices, until lightly charred and just tender, about 4 minutes per side.

Spread the honey mascarpone on the grilled bread and half each slice. Transfer to a platter. Top with the grilled fruit and drizzle any left over sauce you have.  My friend likes to drizzle just a bit of reduced flavored balsamic over the finished plate 🙂

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