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  • Grilled Nectarines with Blueberry Preserves

  • Since grilling is generally a healthful way of cooking, why limit yourself to the entrée? Go ahead and toss dessert on the grill, too. Grilled fruit is a light alternative to the rich cakes, pies and ice cream that often accompany summer barbecues.
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  • Since grilling is generally a healthful way of cooking, why limit yourself to the entrée? Go ahead and toss dessert on the grill, too. Grilled fruit is a light alternative to the rich cakes, pies and ice cream that often accompany summer barbecues.
    This recipe for grilled nectarines with blueberry preserves is a luscious and delightfully simple summer dessert. This combination of fruits is beautifully balanced, but you can use peaches and any flavor preserves you fancy.
    Start to finish: 15 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Ingredients:
    4 ripe nectarines or peaches
    2 teaspoons canola oil
    8 teaspoons blueberry preserves
    Directions:
    Prepare a charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill to medium.
    Halve the nectarines and remove the pits. Brush the cut side of each nectarine half lightly with oil.
    Place the fruit, cut-side down on the grill and cook, uncovered, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Turn the nectarines over and spoon 1 teaspoon of preserves into the cavity of each. Continue grilling until the fruit is tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes longer. Serve hot. v
    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.
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