Grilled Peaches, Plums, and Apricots with Vanilla-Sugar and Amaretto

Total Time:
25 min
5 min
20 min

6 servings

  • 3 firm-ripe peaches or nectarines, halved and pitted
  • 3 firm-ripe red plums, halved and pitted
  • 3 firm-ripe apricots, halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup good quality amaretto
  • Creme fraiche, for serving
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  • Lightly brush the cut sides of the peaches, plums and apricots with melted butter.

  • Place the fruit, cut sides down, onto the hot grill and cook until the fruit is slightly charred, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • While the fruit is grilling, combine the vanilla bean, sugar, and light brown sugar in a mortar and pestle and pound until the vanilla beans are slightly broken up and the sugar is fragrant.

  • When the fruit is slightly charred on the cut sides, transfer to a baking dish, cut sides up.

  • Sprinkle the vanilla-sugar evenly over the fruit, then drizzle with half of the amaretto.

  • Drizzle the remaining butter over the fruit, then transfer to the oven and bake until the fruit is tender and bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Carefully transfer the fruit to a serving dish or bowls, with each person getting 1 peach half, 1 plum half, and 1 apricot half. Drizzle the juices and the remaining amaretto over each serving and top with a dollop of the creme fraiche. Serve immediately.

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