Ecosalon Recipes: Seasonal Eating: Grilled Ginger Apricots


Here’s a perfect summer dessert using seasonal organic fruit from the farmers’ market or your CSA box. It’s simple to make if you’re already grilling. The smoky-sweet apricots hold well at room temperature so you can grill them as soon as the fire is ready and set them aside until after dinner.

Substitute peaches if you wish. Serve in a bowl with vanilla ice cream or add crumbled  gingersnaps and layer in a parfait glass with the ice cream.

Serves 4

1 cup organic sugar
1 cup water
8-10 fresh apricots, halved and pitted
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Add the three types of ginger, reserving 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger for garnish, and simmer for 10 minutes. Place the apricots in a grill basket. Brush generously with the glaze, and grill until brown and soft on both sides, brushing more glaze on as you grill. Sprinkle finished desserts with crystallized ginger.

Recipe Copyright 2008 Vanessa Barrington

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Vanessa Barrington

Vanessa Barrington is a San Francisco based writer and communications consultant specializing in environmental, social, and political issues in the food system.