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Grilled Maple-Butter Apricots with Vanilla Ice Cream

Three bowls of vanilla ice cream and grilled apricots next to a serving dish.
Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling by Ali Nardi
  • Active Time

    20 minutes

  • Total Time

    20 minutes

Step aside pancakes; butter and maple syrup is a combination worthy of the ripest grilled summer fruits. Can't find apricots? Try this recipe with peaches or plums for a fantastic ice cream topping.

Ingredients

Serves 4

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 ripe apricots, halved lengthwise and pitted
Vanilla ice cream (for serving)

Step 1

Prepare a grill for medium, direct heat, preferably with hardwood or hardwood charcoal.

Step 2

Cook maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt in a small skillet over low heat, whisking occasionally, until butter is melted.

Step 3

Grill apricots cut side down, brushing with syrup mixture as they cook, until lightly charred and tender, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a platter cut side up, and brush with additional syrup mixture. Let apricots cool to room temperature, then serve with ice cream.

Cooks' Note

You can also use a grill pan for this recipe. Wipe pan with vegetable oil-soaked paper towels and heat over medium-high. Grill apricots cut side down, brushing with half of syrup mixture, until lightly charred and tender, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a platter, cut side up, and brush with remaining syrup mixture.

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