Honey and Lavender Glazed Fruit
- 6 servings
- 1/2 -cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 -cup honey
- 1 small bunch lavender
- 1 large ripe pineapple, peeled, quartered, cored and cut into half-inch-thick wedges
- 3 slightly under-ripe bananas, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
- 3 ripe but firm peaches, peeled, halved, pitted
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream, optional
Combine butter, honey and lavender in a small saucepan and heat, whisking occasionally, until butter is melted and mixture is just coming to a simmer. Remove from heat and let sit in pan for 30 minutes. Remove lavender and discard. Pour syrup through a fine strainer and into a bowl or measuring cup to remove any stray lavender leaves.
Preheat gas grill to medium and lightly oil grate. Place all fruits on a rimmed baking sheet and brush with honey glaze. Grill until fruit is heated through, slightly tender and caramelized - about four minutes total for bananas, six for pineapple and peaches. As the fruits cook, brush them once or twice with additional glaze and turn once. Serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello