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Grilled Nectarines with Blackberries & Ice Cream

Judi Rutz

Servings: eight

This dessert is especially good with caramel-flavored ice cream, but vanilla is also delicious.


  • 2 pints fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice; more to taste
  • Granulated sugar to taste
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 large, ripe nectarines
  • Caramel or vanilla ice cream
  • Crisp butter cookies and fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 120
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 30
  • Fat (g): 3.5
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 0
  • Carbohydrates (g): 23
  • Fiber (g): 5
  • Protein (g): 1


  • In a blender, mix 1 of the pints of blackberries with the water and lemon juice. Purée until smooth. Pass the purée through a fine sieve, pressing down with the back of a ladle. Adjust the flavor with either more lemon juice or a little sugar. Reserve this coulis.
  • Heat the grill to medium high. In a shallow bowl or lipped plate, stir the melted butter, honey, and cinnamon. Cut each nectarine in half and remove the pit. Slice a bit off of the side opposite the pit so that the fruit will lay flat when serving. Roll each half in the melted butter mixture. Grill, pit side down, until the fruit is softened and the pit side begins to darken and caramelize, about 4 minutes.

  • Put a nectarine half (pit side up) at the center of each plate. Drizzle some of the coulis around the fruit and sprinkle with the fresh blackberries. Top each nectarine while still warm with a scoop of ice cream. Garnish with a crisp butter cookie and a sprig of fresh mint, if you like. Serve immediately, while the ice cream begins to soften but before it melts.


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  • Allysong | 09/01/2017

    It's nectarine season, and these are delicious and really really easy, especially if you are already grilling. I didn't do the whole dessert, but served the grilled peaches with grilled pork chops. I added a little salt at the end, and oh wow! Perfect!

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