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Scoop up a fruit sundae.
Scoop up a fruit sundae. / Renee Comet /USA WEEKEND. Food Styling /Lisa Cherk

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Your Summer Menu

• Cheesy Stuffed Burgers
• Steak and Mushrooms Chimichurri

• Colorful Coleslaw
• Creamy Potato Salad

• Grilled Fruit Sundaes


Stone fruits such as peaches and plums are made all the more luscious with a turn on the grill.

Grilled Fruit Sundaes with Strawberry Sauce

For the sauce:
• 1 Tb. honey
• 1 Tb. boiling water
• 4 ounces strawberries (6-7 large) thawed, with juice, if frozen

For the fruit:
• Cooking spray
• 2 medium peaches or nectarines, ripe but firm
• 2 medium plums, ripe but firm
• 2 tsps. canola oil
• 2 cups light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
• Fresh mint for garnish

In a small bowl, stir the honey and boiling water together until the honey is dissolved. Put the dissolved honey and strawberries into a blender and puree until smooth. Strain; discard the seeds. Puree may be made up to three days ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

Spray a grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high heat. Cut the peaches and plums in half and remove the pits; cut each half lengthwise. Brush the fruit slices with oil. Grill for two minutes, then turn and cook for 1 minute more, until grill marks have formed. Cool.

Place ˝ cup of fruit into a bowl. Top with cup of ice cream or frozen yogurt; drizzle with 1 Tb. of sauce, and garnish with mint.

Yield: 6 servings

Per serving: 150 calories, 26g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 3.5g fat (1.5g saturated), 1g fiber, 15mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium

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Ellie Krieger is host of the The Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite,” which airs on The Cooking Channel. The author of three cookbooks, her latest is Comfort Food Fix: Feel Good Favorites Made Healthy. A registered dietitian, Ellie has helped out with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign and has teamed up with New York City SchoolFood initiative, where she created healthy, delicious menu items for students citywide.