Grilled Spiced Peaches with Orange-Vanilla Mascarpone
2 large firm peaches
1 large orange
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
6 oz. mascarpone cheese
2 tsp honey (or to taste)*
1 or 1/2 vanilla pod
1 cup berries for garnish (blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries or any combination)
*For a slightly firmer and sweeter mascarpone topping, add about 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar and beat with an electric mixer
Directions press "ENTER" after each step
Cut peaches in half, twisting to separate halves and remove pit.
Grate about 1 tbsp of orange zest and set aside; squeeze the juice from the orange into a bowl.
Add brown sugar, allspice and ginger to the orange juice and mix together. Place peaches into large Ziploc bag and pour orange juice mixture over peaches. Seal bag, tossing to coat peaches evenly with mixture.
Place mascarpone in a bowl. Split vanilla pod with a sharp knife and scrape the inside - add to the mascarpone and discard pod. Add orange zest and honey and combine well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Preheat lightly oiled grill to medium heat. Place peach halves, cut side down, onto grill and close cover. Grill about 3 minutes or until you get good grill marks. Flip over and grill skin side another 3 minutes or so. Remove from grill.
To serve, place one peach half on plate and top with a dollop of mascarpone filling. Garnish with berries and serve.