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Hey Recipe Critic readers! It’s Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron with a perfect summer dessert – a nectarine sundae. But first, how was your Memorial Day? I hope you all had a wonderful day and enjoyed good weather! Although summer is still a couple of weeks away, we have already been grilling like crazy. To be honest though, my family tends to grill year round. The husband and I love grilled food!

Grilled Nectarine Sundae on a blue plate on a wooden table.

And grilled desserts? Well, those are even better! By grilling fruit, it brings out a lot of the natural sugars and sweetness in the fruit. Plus, the fruit part is still healthy. Totally a win – win.

It’s almost like all that good fruit cancels out the sugars of the ice cream, right? At least that’s what I tell myself 😉

Grilled Nectarine Sundae on a blue plate on a wooden table. These nectarines are first grilled until they are tender and have grilled marks. After they’ve been removed from the grill, you fill the center with plenty of nutella. The nutella gets all sorts of awesome and gooey.

And before the fruit cools down too much, you’ll want to scoop a large serving of vanilla ice cream on top. Oh, and don’t forget the whipped topping. The ice cream and whipped cream when topped on the cooked fruit literally just melts in your mouth.

It’s so good. The crushed pecans on top are totally optional, but I like the extra crunch. Feel free to try something else or leave the nuts off entirely.

Time to fire up your grill!

Grilled Nectarine Sundae on a blue plate on a wooden table.

 

 

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Grilled Nectarine Sundaes

By: Chelsea Lords
By grilling fruit, it brings out a lot of the natural sugars and sweetness in the fruit. Plus, the fruit part is still healthy. Totally a win – win.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat. Halve and pit the nectarines and, using a pastry brush, brush each cut side with about 1/4 teaspoon honey. Rub about 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar into each side of the fruit.
  • Place the nectarines on the grill cut side down. Cover the grill and cook until the nectarines have grill marks, or about 5 minutes. Flip to the other side for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the grill and place on a plate cut side up. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, then fill the cavities with 1 tablespoon Nutella.
  • Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped topping, if desired.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of pecans on top of the ice cream or whipped topping and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Nutrition

Calories: 672kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 9gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 122mgPotassium: 755mgFiber: 7gSugar: 70gVitamin A: 1027IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 232mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea's Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. "Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good." She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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