Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes | Give a Girl a Grill Special Edition for National BBQ Day

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

I received an email awhile back letting me know that June 23rd was National BBQ Day. I had no idea. So being the kind of gal who loves to grill I knew I had to participate in this fun event. Then I pinched a nerve in my neck. Yup, that’s me. Either falling down or something to that effect. Then mini-me’s achilles injury reared its ugly head again. So it’s been an interesting week here at the Bee household. Never one to miss an opportunity to grill I decided to come up with something easy to do that would not have me carving up meats for ages or standing over the grill for too long. This is what I dreamed up. Quick, easy and let’s just say a monkey could do this dish. Seriously! If you don’t believe me borrow a monkey and see if he can do it. I bet he can. I have that much faith in the monkey can do it theory. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

For more information about National BBQ Day you should stop by their site. There’s lot of great info and you can send them photos of you grilling. Post some on facebook, or twitter. I’m sure they would love to see what you’ve been grilling up.

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

I grill so much in the summer. I prefer to man the grill here. Hubs just doesn’t pay enough attention. He’s always wandering off watering plants or talking to neighbours. Next thing you know the food, grill and house are on fire and he’s still chatting up an unsuspecting neighbour. Then I’m running outside turning on the hose while tripping over my own feet trying to put it out. So it just seemed easier to take away his BBQ tools and take over the grill. Plus I just like playing with fire. Not gonna lie!

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

About 4 or 5 times a week I’m out there during the summer, cooking a storm. I love steak on there. I love chicken on there. I love fish on there. I love potatoes on there. I love veggies on there. I love fruit on there. So basically I love everything on there. It just makes me happy to get my grill on. And I have to say things like this recipe here just take me to my extra special happy place. If you haven’t had fruit on the grill you have not lived. Seriously! It will change your life.

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

This one is easy peasy. Fruit can be done simply and quickly on the grill. Try to pick your fruit so it’s not too hard, not too soft, just right. I know right, I sound like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears or something. I am a blonde so I guess it’s fitting. Anyhow, you don’t want it too soft otherwise it won’t need to soften much more. You want it to feel soft but not squishy when you pick your fruit out. If it feels like an actual stone put it back. These may technically be stone fruits but you don’t want them hard as a stone when you buy them, trust Lunie on this one. So go to the market, pick out perfect peaches, plump plums, nice nectarines, appealing apricots and cheery cherries. You will thank me later.

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

Make sure you grill is clean. Scrub the bejesus out of it before you do this. You do not want any steak bits or onion bits on your fruit. Give it a good clean and life will be peachy, literally. It will also be a bowl of cherries, literally. So get to scrubbing, then get to the market, then get to grilling, then get to thanking me. Bags of money totally acceptable. I mean after all, I changed your life and everything.

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

Stone Fruit Shortcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 Mini Trifles Bowls

Serving Size: 1 Bowl

Stone Fruit Shortcakes

A wonderful and healthy way to get your BBQ on! Grilled peaches, nectarines, plum, apricots and cherries piled on angel food cake and topped with whipped cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. You gotta try this!

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches, cut in half and pit removed
  • 1 nectarine, cut in half and pit removed
  • 1 plum, cut in half and pit removed
  • 2 apricots, cut in half and pit removed
  • 24 cherries, cut in half and pit removed
  • 1 satsuma orange, juiced
  • 2 cups store bought angel food cake, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill.
  • Cut up your fruit. Place in a bowl. Squeeze orange juice over top. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Cut up your cake and set aside.
  • Turn one side of your grill off so if anything cooks too quickly you have somewhere to move it.
  • Turn the other side down to a low heat.
  • Place peaches and nectarines on first. They seem to take the longest. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add your plums and apricots. Cook everything for a couple more minutes.
  • Flip everything over.
  • Add your cherries, I had mine on a grill pan used for veggies so they don't fall through.
  • Cook for about 2 to 4 minutes more. Move anything you that is cooking more quickly off to the side you turned off.
  • Once everything is softening you can remove it.
  • Cut the fruit up a bit.
  • Place angel food cake in bowls first.
  • Spread fruit over top of the cake.
  • Now add a dollop of cool whip on each.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. I have them in grinders so they are easier to control how much comes out.
  • Serve with a big old sweet monkey smile!
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See! Easy peasy. A monkey could totally do this. Now go get your grill on. And make sure you stop by National BBQ Day to check out their site. It’s a great place to visit.

Grilled Stone Fruit Shortcakes

I am off to ice my neck. Hope to see you tomorrow. If not stay tuned on Monday for a Shake event that will blow your mind. And your monkey’s too.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

 

 

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Comments

  1. 1
    The Mom Chef says:

    I was about to turn off the iPad for the night and hit the hay when you post came via e-mail. I just had to answer it because it feels like forever since I’ve visited.

    The dish looks tres yummy. I adore summer fruit, especially the stone variety. And, like you, I’ve relieved my husband of all grilling duties so this is perfect for me. It most assuredly looks delicious.

    I hope your neck feels better!

    • 2

      I’ve been in the trenches trying to undo the google plus photo incident damage. So I’ve barely visited anyone this week. Hoping I can get more done this week while mini-me is on vacation. Miss you. And all my buds.

      It’s so good. I love the warmth of the berries with the cold cream. So good.

      You gotta do what you gotta do when it comes to saving that grill.

      Thanks. Bit better today but not quite there yet.

  2. 3

    I hope you feel better (and Mini Me!). This looks terrific….a light and refreshing dessert after a day of bbq-ing!

    • 4
      Kim Bee says:

      I am, mini-me not at all. This may require surgery. It’s not good. Poor kid.

      It was so good. I had to stop myself from eating hubs cuz he’s out of town till tomorrow. We’ll see if his is still there come 8 pm tomorrow night. I feel it calling my name.

  3. 5
    Beth Roan says:

    Just dropping in to say hi.

  4. 6

    The best fruit desserts are simple and elegant. Love this.

  5. 8

    Hope you feel better!! This looks like the perfect dessert for a sunday afternoon! :)

  6. 10

    Happy national BBQ day. You’re doin’ it right.

  7. 12

    Oh My ! This is gorgeous ! Am very partial to fruit desserts and this one is right up my alley ! Thanks for sharing and the pics are fab ! Pinning it right now so I can make it sometime soooon I hope !

  8. 14

    These look adorable!! You’ve got a knack for that grill, girl!

  9. 16

    Yum! The perfect finisher to a high-protein BBQ feast. Such a pretty delicate dessert. My monkey is shaking his head, tho. He can’t reach the grill.

  10. 18

    These look like parfaits! Yummy!

  11. 20

    I love all the grilling recipes I am coming across because of national grilling day! (I had no idea either!) I love trying new grill recipes, any excuse to be outdoors. I hope your neck is feeling better! :)

  12. 22

    We’ve never tried to grill fruit although I keep seeing that on the Food Network and I’d be quite happy if you handed me one of those pretty mini trifle bowls for dessert. Brian is in charge of both the grill and the blender in summer and somehow the fruit always ends up in the blender with some rum on top of it. :)

    • 23
      Kim Bee says:

      It’s so easy. I’ve been grilling since the kids were little. I’m telling you it’s an easy way to get kids to eat fruit. A little sugar and the fruit just becomes like candy. And you know kids and candy. And Kim and candy. Fruit is just as good in the blender.

  13. 24

    I need to be better about grilling/cooking fruit, haha. I never have! Besides for pies and whatnot…

  14. 26

    Who doesn’t like to play with fire? It’s odd, but I grill lots of stuff but rarely fruit (except for pineapple). This looks fabulous, and so easy! Really wonderful pictures – enjoy the sequence with the disappearing shortcake.

    • 27
      Kim Bee says:

      Right! I think so many people think the grill is just certain foods but you can do anything on it. Awe thanks. I had fun taking the pics.

  15. 28

    My goal this year is to grill fruit. We just got a new grill last year after a 2 year hiatus. My husband took the reigns but now I am going to slowly start joining in on the fun.

    • 29
      Kim Bee says:

      It is so much fun. Plus it keeps the house cool so that’s a nice bonus. Try doing fruit first. It’s super quick and easy. You’ll be hooked.

  16. 30

    1) hope your neck gets better. OUCH1

    2) I’ll have two servings of this please. You’re cooking right?

    • 31
      Kim Bee says:

      Totally can turn my neck now. Yeah for drugs.

      You got in twin. I’ll do a third just in case you need breakfast too.

  17. 32

    Oh, this looks so fresh and delicious, and healthy! I’ve really been loving your grilling posts.

  18. 34

    Sorry to hear about your neck! Hope it feels better soon! In the meantime, sending big hugs your way!

  19. 36

    I also didn’t know about National BBQ Day! And guess what, I’ve never grilled fruits before too. What an interesting concept. The char on fruits must give nice flavor. I got to try this out. I’m too curious… =D

  20. 37
    Kim Bee says:

    I had no idea till I got the email. I need to find a website with all the foodie holidays. Oh Nami you must try it. It’s so good. You will love it.

  21. 38
    Debra Kapellakis says:

    Yum, I hope you are both better now.

  22. 39

    I love your photos, especially the top one. By the way, I am so grateful to have read about your unfortunate experience with Google+. I went in to check my photos and I was blown away by all the photos there that I had never added. They are from old blogs and websites going back years. If I didn’t now know better, I might have deleted them too, so thanks heaps.

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