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!
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 😉
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 Sundaes
- Preheat the grill to medium heat. Halve and pit the nectarines and, using a pastry brush, brush each cut side with about ¼ teaspoon honey. Rub about ½ 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.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.