Grilled-Fruit Bruschetta with Honey Mascarpone

Cedric Angeles

This knife-and-fork dessert from Bottega pastry chef Michael Glissman is a fantastic showcase for seasonal fruit at its peak; caramelizing the fruit on the grill intensifies its flavor. The grilled bread served alongside soaks up the sweet juices.

Yield: 8
Total:
Recipe from Food & Wine

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Recipe Time

Active: 45 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
  • 4 large apricots, halved and pitted
  • 4 nectarines, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 pound sweet cherries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 8 1-inch-thick slices of peasant bread
  • 8 rosemary skewers, most of the leaves stripped off

Preparation

  1. Put the sugar and lavender in a spice grinder and grind to a powder. In a large bowl, combine the lavender sugar with the apricots, nectarines, cherries, lemon juice, orange zest and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss well and season lightly with salt and pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir the mascarpone with the honey and season with pepper. Brush the bread slices on both sides with olive oil.
  3. Light a grill. Thread the fruit onto the rosemary skewers; reserve any juices in the bowl. Grill the bread over high heat until lightly charred and crisp, about 30 seconds per side. Grill the fruit skewers over moderate heat, basting a few times with the reserved juices, until lightly charred and just tender, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Spread the honey mascarpone on the grilled bread and halve each slice. Transfer to a platter. Slide the fruit off the skewers onto the bread, drizzle some of the juices over the fruit and serve.
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