Grilled Fruits Crostini
The heat calls for some summery foods. Pick your choice of fruits and get them those gorgeous grill marks.
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 4-5 people

INGREDIENTS


8 slices of a baguette 
Apples, sliced into thin wedges 
Grapefruit, segmented
Orange, segmented
Red grapes, sliced 
1 tsp spiced sugar (sugar blended with spices of your choice – cinnamon/star anise/cardamom) 
1 tbsp olive oil 
2-3 tbsp creamy goat cheese (or blend firm goat cheese with little milk to make it spreadable)

For the rum glaze 
1/4 cup dark rum 
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 tsp brown sugar 
A pinch of salt 

METHOD


  1. Toss the fruits of your choice with olive oil and spiced sugar. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat a grill pan. Place these marinated fruits in a single layer on the pan. Grill on a high flame until charred lines appear on the fruits and they have turned softer. Take it off the heat once done.
  3. Deglaze the pan with the balsamic vinegar and rum along with the brown sugar and salt. Cook this until it reduces to thick glaze.
  4. For the crostini, brush the bread slices with butter/olive oil and grill/toast until crisp.
  5. Finally to assemble, spread the goat cheese on the toasted bread slices, put some grilled fruit slices over it. Drizzle with the rum glaze. Garnish with fresh arugula/mint/basil/rosemary and serve at room temperature.