Grilled Peaches with Raspberry Butter & Cookie Crumbs
Mention grilled fruit to most people, and their response might be, "Why bother?" After all, tree-ripened fruit is perfect; all you usually need is a knife to cut it or a sink over which to eat it. But I'm not talking about using the grill to cook fruit, only to heat it enough to caramelize its natural sugars, intensify its flavors, and add a luxurious softness. It takes only a few minutes and isn't just for dessert.
It helps to think about fruit the same way you think about anything else that you grill—you can make the fruit savory or sweet depending on what kind of marinade, rub, compound butter, or spices you use. With just a few ingredients, grilled fruit makes an unexpected appetizer, an impressive main dish, and with the addition of ice cream, some spoon-licking desserts.