Friday, August 28, 2009

A Delicious Dessert

Fruit Kabobs with Balsamic Glaze (from Whole Foods Market)

This isn't healthy and is incredibly indulgent, but is definitely delicious!

Balsamic Glaze:

1/2 C. Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 C. Unsalted Butter
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. fresh mint or basil leaves
1/2 tsp. salt

Fruit kabobs:

1/2 honeydew, cut into 1" wedges
4 firm peaches or plums, cut in 4 wedges
1/2 ripe pineapple, peeled and cored and cut into 1" pieces

Preheat grill. To make glaze: gently boil the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat for 10 minutes to reduce. Watch carefully to make sure vinegar doesn't scorch. In a small bowl, combine the reduced vinegar with the butter, honey, mint/basil, and salt. Whisk together until smooth. Set aside.

Thread fruit onto skewers and brush lightly with the balsamic glaze. When fire is mediu-hot, grill fruit in batches on a lightly oiled grill rack, turning one, until browned and slightly softened, about 5 minutes total. Serve fruit on skewers with additional glaze on the side. Vanilla ice cream optional.

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