Grilled Fool

I pity the Fool! Oops, not this fool.
This fool.
 The name shouldn’t confuse you.
No foolin.
This is a wickedly easy and yummy desert.
When I say fool, I am not referring to the misguided, yet sweet person standing at the grill in 100 degree heat. No, I am referring to the English desert made of fruit and cream.
 This recipe comes with a twist. Why not grill your fruit instead of heating up your kitchen by cooking it on the stove. Besides, grilling imparts a warm Smokey taste to the fruit. Not to mention a wonderful caramel color.
 So if the grill is still warm from dinner, grill some fruit to make this recipe.
You will be glad you did.


Grilled Fool


2 peaches halved pits removed
4 cups large Strawberries cut in half
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Heat the grill to medium. Spray a grill basket with cooking spray.
Grill the peaches and strawberries until tender and starting to brown. Remove the strawberries after 5 minutes. Flip the peaches and grill a bit longer about 5 minutes. Set aside and allow the fruit to cool until it is easily handled. Take the skins off the peaches. Cut the fruit into chunks and put in a large bowl. Mix in the honey and lime juice. Set aside and allow to cool  completely.
With a mixer fitted with a beater, beat the cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
Arrange the fruit and whip cream in layers.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Peace be with you,