Is it just me, or did this summer go by super fast? It feels like only yesterday farmers’ market season was starting up and I was thinking through Memorial Day plans. I love fall, but I don’t think I’m ready to give up this warm-weather season. There’s still watermelon to be eaten, picnics to be had, ice cream to be churned and of course, grilling to be done.
Grilled Stone Fruit is the perfect ode to summer. Wedges of peaches and plums are topped with butter and cinnamon, wrapped in foil and then grilled. You can keep it simple or play around to create endless variations. Use apricots or cherries, ground ginger or allspice. Instead of mint, add thyme or other herbs directly to the foil packet for an extra infusion of flavor. Drizzle on a little honey for a slightly sweeter version, or sprinkle the fruit with granulated or brown sugar. Instead of pairing it with ice cream, cut the fruit a bit smaller and spoon it over pork chops.