Grilled Sugar & Spice Nectarines

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 25min
Serves: 4
3 tbsp
butter
45 mL
1/4 cup
packed brown sugar
60 mL
2 tbsp
lemon juice, warmed
30 mL
2 tbsp
rum, brandy or orange liqueur
30 mL
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1 mL
Pinch ground cloves and nutmeg
4
large nectarines, halved and pitted
Vanilla ice cream to serve (optional)
Per serving (1/4 of the recipe or 1 nectarine):
calories
140
fat
9 g
saturated fat
5 g
carbs
14 g
cholestrol
25 mg
fibre
2 g
sodium
65 mg

Directions

  1. In small microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Mix in brown sugar, lemon juice, rum (or brandy or orange liqueur), cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg. Stir to dissolve sugar; set aside.

  2. Place nectarine halves on grill, preheated to medium heat, skin-side down. Grill about 5 min., or until fruit begins to soften. Turn and grill cut sides of fruit, about 5 min., or until grill marks appear, then turn skin side down again, and brush tops generously with reserved glaze. Brush frequently while fruit grills to desired softness and edges of nectarines are lightly charred.

  3. Serve drizzled with remaining glaze and scoops of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Tip

For a more decadent dessert, serve nectarines with bowls of toppings at the table, such as toasted coconut flakes, lightly toasted almonds and shavings of dark chocolate.