Plum and Blackberry Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

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Stone fruits and balsamic glazes create winning combinations. Try halved apricots or nectarine wedges in place of the plums. Pitted cherries can also fill in sweetly for the blackberries.

  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 12 large blackberries, divided
  • 4 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom, divided
  • 8 small Italian or sugar plums, halved lengthwise and pitted

Preparation

1 | Preheat grill to medium-high, and brush grill grates with 1 tsp. oil.

2 | Combine 4 blackberries, balsamic vinegar, and 1 pinch cardamom in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by half, mashing blackberries with fork. Remove from heat, and cover to keep warm.

3 | Toss plum halves with remaining 2 tsp. oil and remaining 1 pinch cardamom; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Thread 2 plum halves with 1 blackberry sandwiched between them onto each of eight skewers.

4 | Grill skewers 8 to 10 minutes, or until plums are tender. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 54
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 2 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g