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February 05, 2012

Grilled Pineapple and Peaches with Lime, honey and Mint Sauce

Grilling fruit brings out the natural sugars providing a deliciously healthy dessert option

Serves 8
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon pepper, freshly cracked
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed (about 2 limes)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh pineapple, sliced into 8 slices
  • 4 fresh peaches, washed and cut in half
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, roughly chopped

    Instructions:

    In a small saucepan, combine the pepper, honey, and lime juice, cook over medium heat until just warm, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the finely chopped mint. Cool to room temperature.

    Brush the pineapple and peaches with the lime honey sauce and place them on the grill with a medium fire and cook until lightly browned. To serve, cut pineapple in half, place with a peach half onto serving plates. Top with the sauce.

    Terri’s Tips:

    • Grilled pineapple is also great served as a topping for your favorite burger; or add to fruit salsa, or enjoy as a healthy snack.
    • Don’t peel fruit before grilling to assist with holding the fruit’s texture
    • For a savory flavor, brush the fruit with grape seed or olive oil
    • See my Grilled Pineapple and Bananas with Rum Sauce for another great idea for grilling fruit

  • Posted by terri at February 5, 2012 02:10 AM

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