Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Grilled Peach Trifle

This is a simple recipe to use up your fruits in the best possible way. Grilled peaches in spiced maple syrup with whipped cream and crumbled shortbread. You could substitute peaches with just about anything from plums, nectarines, apricots to apples, pears and bananas. If you're looking towards tropical fruits and summer berries, I would suggest swapping the maple syrup out for mild honey, which will lend the perfect sweetness to berries.

Anyway, hope you love this as much as I do!

Grilled Peaches in Spiced Maple Syrup with Whipped Cream & Crumbled Shortbread

2 peaches, cubed
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 small cinnamon stick
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of salt
1/2 cup whipping cream, cold
2 to 3 shortbread cookies

In a small saucepan over low heat, toss cubed peaches with butter until soft, about 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

In another saucepan, heat maple syrup with cinnamon stick, pinch of cayenne and salt. Cook until just heated through. Turn the heat off and set aside.

In a cold bowl whip cream until soft peaks form.

Put shortbread cookies in a freezer bag and crumble with a rolling pin, or you could use your hands it's easier but make sure they're clean:)

Assemble in a small glass or bowl, whichever you prefer. Start by adding the shortbread crumbles to the bottom of the glass followed by a dollop of cream and a drizzle of maple syrup, then add the peaches with a little bit more of cream on top, maple syrup and shortbread crumbles to finish it off. Now, you may dig in.

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