Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Passion Fruit Cream

These fruit kebabs are just wonderful cooked on the gentle embers of a barbecue as a dessert but work equally well under the grill or on a griddle pan if you don’t get the weather! For a really special treat, serve with this easy chocolate fondue: melt your favorite chocolate with a couple of spoons of cream in a small pan or in the microwave, stirring until smooth.

Serves:  4 - 6
Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp (2oz) Kerrygold Salted Butter
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • good pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 apples, cored and each cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 large bananas, peeled and each cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 plums, stoned and each cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 kiwi fruit, peeled and each cut into 4 pieces
  • 16 large chunks of fresh pineapple
  • 16 strawberries, hulled
Directions:

To make the passion fruit cream, cut the passion fruit in half and scoop out the pulp into a bowl. Beat the crème fraîche until smooth and then whisk in the orange rind and juice with the passion fruit pulp and icing sugar so that the mixture remains softly whipped. Spoon the mixture into a small serving bowl, cover with clingfilm and set aside to chill and firm up in the fridge.

Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave and stir in brown sugar, lime juice, cinnamon and mint.

Thread the fruit onto 16 small metal skewers or soaked wooden ones in an attractive fashion, then brush all over with the butter and sugar glaze.

Heat a griddle pan, the barbecue or a grill. Put the kebabs on to cook and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning and basting frequently until the fruit starts to caramelise.

To serve, arrange the grilled fruit kebabs on plates or a large platter with the bowl of passion fruit cream. Decorate with mint sprigs, if desired.