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Grilled Summer Fruit

A still-warm grill is the perfect place to cook this dessert.

  • servings: 4
Photography: Anita Calero




  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 ripe yellow or white peaches, cut in half
  • 4 ripe red plums, cut in half
  • 4 miniature ripe bananas, cut in half lengthwise


  1. Step 1

    Heat a grill until medium hot, or heat the broiler. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Add all fruit, and toss.

  2. Step 2

    Fold the edges of a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil to form a shallow baking pan, and place on grill. Arrange the fruit, cut sides down, on the foil. Cook fruit until browned and caramelized around the edges, rearranging occasionally to prevent burning. Turn the fruit over, and repeat; serve warm.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1998