Serve these grilled nectarines with lightly sweetened mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) as a first course or a sophisticated dessert. Look for balsamic glaze near balsamic vinegar in well-stocked supermarkets or use honey for a sweeter taste.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • Combine mascarpone, yogurt, sugar and 1 teaspoon tarragon in a medium bowl. Refrigerate while you prepare the nectarines.

  • Cut nectarines in half and scoop out the pits. Brush the cut sides with oil. Oil the grill rack (see Tips). Grill the nectarines, cut-side down, until slightly softened and beginning to brown, about 2 minutes.

  • Divide the nectarines among 8 plates. Fill each half with about 1 tablespoon of the mascarpone mixture and drizzle with 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze (or honey). Top with toasted almonds and more chopped tarragon, if desired.

Tips

Tips: To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

148.7 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 7.9g; fat 11.4g 18% DV; saturated fat 4.9g 24% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 504IU 10% DV; vitamin c 3.8mg 6% DV; folate 4.2mcg 1% DV; calcium 38.7mg 4% DV; iron 0.3mg 1% DV; magnesium 10.4mg 4% DV; potassium 154.4mg 4% DV; sodium 13.7mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 1g.

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07/01/2012
The perfect summer dessert This is a fabulous dessert and very easy to make. The combination of mascarpone yogurt and tarragon with the warm grilled fruit is just fabulous. I did not add the almonds and could not find the balsamic glaze but topping the fruit and cheese/yogurt with honey worked well. We will definitely be making this again. Pros: Easy healthy Cons: Balsamic glaze may be hard to find. Read More