Grilled Plum and Peach Stacks with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Fig Reduction

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After last weekend I’m ready for my staycation!  Woot!

 

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No alarm clocks, emails, or phone calls.

 

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No commute downtown.

 

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It’s nice to just stay home sometimes, don’t you think?

 

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And enjoy the simplicity.

 

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Traveling is certainly fun too, but sometimes I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.

 

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So we’re staycationing and keeping things simple.  Simple like some grilled plums and peaches with a balsamic fig reduction.

 

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It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

 

 

 

Grilled Plum and Peach Stack with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Fig Reduction

Grilled Plum and Peach Stack with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Fig Reduction

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds peaches and plums combined, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • handful of basil leaves, optional

Instructions

  1. Put plums and peaches in a large bowl and toss with 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  2. Combine 1 cup balsamic vinegar and fig preserves in a saucepan over high heat, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is reduced by about half and thick, stir frequently (15 - 20 minutes)
  3. Grill peaches and plums over high heat 2 minutes each side, cut side first, pour remaining balsamic over top after turning
  4. Stack e peach and 3 plum slices alternately, top with goat cheese and drizzle with balsamic fig reduction
  5. Garnish with basil leaves if desired
  6. For an easy alternative you can just toss it all in a big bowl and call it a salad.
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24 Responses to Grilled Plum and Peach Stacks with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Fig Reduction

  1. uhmmmm YUM!!! This looks reducuously good! So funny story… I tried to make a reduction the other day… lost track of time… and basically made molasses haha. How long do you think it took your balsamic to reduce? I need some tips so I don’t make molasses again! haha. Is it supposed to be thick?

    • OMG! I’ve totally done that too! Mine took about 15 minutes or so. And thanks! I’ve updated the recipe to include the time. My advice is to NOT walk away and forget about it, keep stirring it here and there, and keep your heat medium to low. I’ve also found that when I include something sticky like jam or honey it get thicker faster -that’s just based on my personal experience. For this dish I wanted it pretty thick. As you know, the longer you cook it the thicker it gets! 🙂

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Rachelle! I’m in awe of your creativity! I’ve never seen anything quite like this, so I’m loving this. Such a great idea to add in the goat cheese too. Sounds SO good!

  3. Peaches, plums, nectarines, all of that with goat cheese is the best. I’m so into it! And into the not commuting. Those at-home days are definitely the best ones!

  4. Holy deliciousness, Rachelle!! This is anything but a simple grilled snack. Well, it is simple…I guess I mean it’s anything but boring! It’s only 9:45am, and I want to eat the heck out of these grilled plums and peaches. And the goat cheese + balsamic reduction? Woah. Classy!! I hope you guys have an awesome long weekend with some much deserved rest. 🙂

    • Thanks David! Classy doesn’t have to be complicated, right? I hope y’all have an awesome and restful long weekend too! Happy grilling!

  5. Stay-cations and this stack of grilled fruit deliciousness is where it is at! Why go somewhere and pay for R&R plus good food when you can stay put and devour this? Looks delish! Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend, girlfriend! Cheers♡

    • Staycation and R&R is totally where it’s at! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend too, my friend! Cheers! I have a feeling there will be a lot of cheers in the upcoming vaca week! 🙂

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