I think I’ve probably said a million times that I love to grill. I hate heating up the kitchen in the summer time. With 100-degree days, it just makes it miserable. Thankfully, Nate likes grilling, too, as he does most of the work.
When we plan meals to grill, Nate and I often try to figure out a way to grill everything from the side dishes to the main dish, even the salad and dessert.
A few days ago I had planned a meal of grilled shrimp. The last time we had shrimp kabobs my 5 yr old fell in love with shrimp. If I can find a meal that girl will actually eat, I like to make it often.
I quartered squash and drizzled it in olive oil and minced garlic. Then, I skewered jumbo shrimp and made creamy lemon butter sauce. I saved some for dipping and brushed it all over the shrimp. So, so good! Stay tuned, the recipe for my heavenly creamy lemon butter sauce will be coming very soon!
When I was buying groceries earlier in the day, I grabbed a few plums — not too ripe, just a tiny bit squishy. I washed them and cut them half and removed the seeds. Then, I added a teaspoon of brown sugar to the center of each.
Nate cooked them for about 10 minutes until they got a bit more squishy and the brown sugar had melted. Then, we pulled them off the grill and let them sit until dinner was over, probably about 20 minutes.
Oh my gosh, they were divine! They tasted heavenly and were so tender. It was almost like eating a dumpling without the crust. I just loved how the juices dyed themselves purple from the darkness of the plum skin. It was so deliciously sweet pooled under each plum.
Make an easy dessert on the grill tonight right along with dinner!
3 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
13 minTotal Time
- 4 plums
- 8 teaspoons browns sugar
- Preheat grill to about 400 degrees
- Wash plums, slice in half, and remove pits.
- Add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the center of each plum.
- Place on the grill for about 10 minutes, until you feel them getting soft with tongs.
- Carefully remove from the grill and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.
This is such a super simple dessert, and it comes out looking so lovely and elegant. It just couldn’t be easier. It grills while you grill dinner, and then voila! You have dessert ready to go.