Tired of rich cakes, pies and ice cream that accompany the traditional summer barbecue? Try this light -- but very tasty -- alternative that I discovered recently:
4 ripe nectarines or peaches
2 tsps. canola oil
8 tsps. blueberry preserves
Halve the fruit and remove pits. Brush cut side lightly with oil. Grill over medium heat, uncovered and cut-side down, until lightly browned (about five minutes).
Turn the fruit over and spoon 1 tsp. of preserves into each cavity. Continue grilling until fruit is tender but not mushy (about five minutes longer). Serve hot.
Oh, okay. Go ahead and serve with vanilla ice cream if you must :--)