Grilling fruit intensifies the natural sweetness making it even more delicious. Add lemon infused mascarpone and you have a wonderfully simple yet elegant dessert.
I used my Tre Stelle Mascarpone, you can see that story HERE
As always, click on any of the photos to
enlarge them & see the detailed juicy bits.
Here's what you need, only 5 simple ingredients.
You can core your pineapple if you like, I dont
mind the core and it all softens once it's grilled.
After a couple minutes I rotate the pineapples 90 degrees
so I get those beautiful grill marks.
Then I flip them a do the same on the other side. Aren't they pretty !They take about 3-5 minutes on each side and
while they are grilling I start on the marcarpone mixture.
Mix whipping cream and mascarpone together until slightly blended.
Add the lemon zest, juice and honey.
Mix until soft peaks form, I like this to be spoonable,
not too thick so I'll add more whipping cream if needed.
Let me check.........
Remove those steamy slices of sweet golden deliciousness.
Add 2-3 slices of pineapple in each bowl and a dollop of mascarpone.
Added some lemon zest to the top and a drizzle of honey.... oh my!!!
So, this mascarpone mixture is so delicious, it got my thinking.....
(yeah I do that once in a while, it hurts but I still do it)
perhaps I should try pairing this flavour with other foods...
(The cookie jumped out at me....honestly...maybe...kinda...)
I cut up some of the grilled pineapple, sliced a banana, added toasted coconut and a dollop of the mascarpone mixture.
Holy tropical yumminess!!!
If I had strawberries I would have added them as well
or grapes or mango or cantelope or, or, or.....
I put a dollop on mandarin orange slices....
So the lesson I learned was that this mascarpone mixture is AWESOME and would probably make cardboard taste delicious!
So go out and experiment!