Grilled Fruit With Mascarpone Cream Recipe

Mascarpone cheese is rich and decadent, but you can substitute ricotta cheese for a lighter dessert. This simple oven-grilled dessert can be served with either yogurt or ice cream.

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 peaches, ripe but firm (pitted and quartered)
4 plums, ripe but firm (pitted and halved)
2 nectarines, ripe but firm (pitted and quartered)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sliced toasted almonds (optional)

Mascarpone Cream
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp plain yogurt, Greek yogurt or ice cream
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind


Step 1: In small bowl, combine sugar, butter and vanilla; set aside.

Step 2: In large bowl, toss together peaches, plums, nectarines and lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss again.

Step 3: Place in single layer in aluminum pan (approx. 8" x 11"). Grill over medium-high heat for 10-13 minutes, stirring once, or until lightly browned and tender.

Mascarpone Cream

Step 1: Combine mascarpone, maple syrup, yogurt (or ice cream), and lemon rind. Serve with warm fruit. Sprinkled with almonds, if desired.