Grilled Nectarines with Mascarpone Filling


  • 3 firm yet ripe large nectarines, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup prosecco, champagne or other white wine
  • 3/4 cup mascarpone cheese, chilled
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Gluten Free vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios, walnuts or chopped dried cranberries


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Brush the nectarines with the wine. Grill until golden, tender and you have achieved beautiful grill marks, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, 6 minutes total. Remove from the grill and let cool slightly.

Add the mascarpone, whipping cream, sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until soft peaks appear.

Plate the grilled nectarines on a platter and top each with a dollop of whipped mascarpone and a sprinkling of chopped pistachios, walnuts or cranberries. Serve immediately.

Adapted from a recipe by Gina & Patrick Neely

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