Grilled fruit with balsamic vinegar syrup


1 small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 4 wedges
2 large mangoes, cored and cut in half
2 large peaches, cored and cut in half
Butter-flavored cooking spray
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Mint or basil leaves for garnish


In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, mangoes and peaches. Spray generously with cooking spray. Toss and spray again to ensure the fruit is well-coated. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Toss to coat evenly. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, heat the balsamic vinegar over low heat. Simmer until the liquid is reduced in half, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.
Place the fruit on the grill rack or broiler pan. Grill or broil over medium heat until the sugar caramelizes, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove the fruit from the grill and arrange onto individual serving plates. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and garnish with mint or basil. Serve immediately.

Helpful Hints:

Grilling caramelizes the natural sugar found in fruit, which turns the sugar brown, makes it sticky and intensifies its sweetness. Balsamic vinegar with its sweet yet tart flavor is a wonderful complement to grilled fruit.
Serves 4
Nutritional analysis per serving
Serving size :3 pieces grilled fruit and sauce
Total fat Trace
Calories 208
Protein 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary fiber 4 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Sodium 9 mg
Sugars 12 g

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