• Grilled Nectarines with Coconut Cream and Cookie Crumble
    Desserts,  Recipes

    Grilled Nectarines with Coconut Cream and Cookie Crumble

    Grilled Nectarines with Coconut Cream and Cookie Crumble! yum so tasty! I love grilled fruit and its such an easy, quick way for a dessert.

    Nectaries are native to China, They were cultivated in the Middle East and Europe and brought to the United States from Spain. Today 95% of Nectarines that are produced for the United States are grown in California. However each state has there own prime season for Nectarines and in the Pacific Northwest that is late summer to early fall. Yum!


    Making cookie crumble
    Making cookie crumble.
    Cookie Crumble
    Cookie crumble on sheet pan ready for over!
    coconut cream
    This coconut cream is so good!


    Coconut Whip cream
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    Grilled Nectarines with Coconut Cream and Cookie Crumble

    Grilled Nectarines with Coconut Cream and Cookie Crumble

    Grilled Nectarines with Coconut Cream and Cookie Crumble

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 15
    • Cook Time: 5
    • Total Time: 20 minutes
    • Yield: 4 1x
    • Category: dessert
    • Method: grill
    • Cuisine: American


    Cookie crumble 

    1 ¾ cups flour

    ¼ cup brown sugar

    1/4 cup white sugar 

    1/2 cup butter cold


    1 tablespoon honey 

    4 nectarines

    1 tablespoon sugar 

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Coconut Cream 

    14 oz can of coconut cream (different than coconut milk)

    1/4 cup sugar (regular or powdered)

    1 tablespoon vanilla or vanilla bean paste


    First make the cookie crumble so it had time to cool. In a medium size bowl mix all dry ingredients together for the cookie crumble, using a fork cut butter unto dry ingredients, on a parchment lined pan thinly sprinkle the mixture. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown let cool on pan.

    Cut nectarines in half and discard seed. Next heat your grill, lightly oil, with a pastry brush very lightly brush peach with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and grill face down about 5 minutes remove from heat. You can save the nectarine warm or at room temperature or even cold.

    In a mixer fitted with a whisk-attachment whip coconut cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.

    Place nectarines on a plate, with a spoon put a dollop of cream and sprinkle with cookie crumbles.

    Keywords: dessert, nectarines, grilled fruit, late summer desserts, fall desserts, coconut whip cream, desserts, stone fruit, healthy desserts,

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    Caramel Apples

     caramel Caramel apples are one of my favorite things! We use them for wedding favors, fall parties or at home with all the kids! Their is nothing better than a caramel apple bar with a pumpkin decorating party.

    caramel apple with rafia
    Caramel apple yum!

    Caramel Apples

    Caramel Apples

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 10
    • Cook Time: 12
    • Total Time: 22 minutes
    • Yield: 6-18
    • Category: baking
    • Method: candy
    • Cuisine: American


    6 Large or 12 small apples or 16 mini apples
    2 cups heavy cream
    2 cups sugar
    1/4 cup unsalted butter
    1/2 cup corn syrup (clear one)


    Wash apples,take out stems and place sticks. Place cream,butter,sugar, and corn syrup in a heavy bottom saucepan. Bring to a boil use a larger pot rather than a smaller one on medium heat boil until candy thermometer reaches 245 10-12 minutes. Shock in ice water and dip apples. When your dipping the apples if the caramel is still to hot it will not coat properly, and cook them we don’t want that! Place apples on parchment paper. at this time if you want to roll them in nuts, or sprinkes you would want to do that before they dry.