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Grilled Waffles With Grilled Fruit And Maple Whipped Cream - BBQ And Grilling Recipes

Give this dish a try on a whimsical summer morning. Grilled bananas and mangoes make a great accompaniment to waffles. The dish is meant to be easy, so we use prepared waffles. Any prepared waffles will do, but we prefer thick, square Belgian waffles. Grill the waffles until they are lightly toasted and grillmarked but not charred. If you don’t have a sweet tooth in the morning, serve the waffles for dessert after dinner.

TIMING
Prep: 15 minutes
Grill: 10 minutes.

BBQ TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
– Long-handled tongs.

GETTING CREATIVE
– Try this recipe with French toast or croissants.

THE GRILL
Gas: Direct heat, medium (350°F)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Charcoal:
Direct heat, medium ash
12-by-12-inch charcoal bed (about 3 dozen coals)
Clean, oiled grate on lowest setting
Wood:
Direct heat, medium ash
12-by-12-inch bed, 3 inches deep
Clean, oiled grate set 4 inches above the fire.

INGREDIENTS (MAKES 4 SERVINGS)
4 bananas
1 mango
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Oil for coating grill grate
16 strawberries, hulled and quartered
8 prepared waffles
1 cup (½ pint) heavy cream
¼ cup maple syrup, plus more for serving
2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat the grill as directed.
2. Chill a medium bowl and a whisk or beaters for the whipped cream.
3. Cut the bananas in half lengthwise through the peel, following the arc of the curve, so that when they are cut the bananas will lie flat on the grill.
4. Stand the mango on its thick end and cut the sides off the center pit, curving the knife around the pit. Peel each half with a paring knife, then slice lengthwise into ½-inch-thick slices.
5. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, then sprinkle over the cut sides of the banana and mango.
6. Brush the grill grate and coat it with oil. Put the bananas cut-side down on the grill and cook until nicely grill-marked, 3 to 4 minutes. Grill the mango until nicely grill-marked, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and cut into bite-size pieces.
7. Grill the waffles until toasted and heated through, about 3 minutes per side.
8. Pour the cream into the chilled bowl and whisk vigorously or beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until the cream forms soft peaks when the whisk or beaters are lifted. Whisk or beat in the maple syrup and vanilla.
9. Arrange the waffles on a platter, with the grilled fruit and strawberries and maple whipped cream in small bowls. Allow guests to top their waffles with fruit, whipped cream, and additional maple syrup

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Fruit Prep Grilling Time (In minutes)
Apples, sliced Peel (or not), slice 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick 3 to 5
Apples, halved Halve lengthwise and core 10 to 12
Apples, whole Hollow out core, stuff with sweet filling Indirect heat. 40 to 60
Apricots Halve and pit 6 to 8
Bananas, pealed Use slightly firm fruit cut into 2- to 3-inch lengths, skewer 4 to 6
Bananas, unpeeled Use slightly firm fruit halve lengthwise, grin cut-side down 3 to 4
Figs, sliced Halve lengthwise 2 to 3
Figs, whole Skewer through side 6 to 8
Grapefruit Halve crosswise, grill cut-side down 3 to 5
Grapes Leave whole, skewer only if necessary 2 to 3
Lemons Cut into wedges or slice 1/4 inch thick 2 to 3
Limes Cut into wedges or slice 1/4 inch thick 2 to 3
Mangoes, sliced Peel, pit and slice 1/2 inch thick 6 to 8
Mangoes, whole Leave whole, peel and mash cooked fruit 8 to 10
Nectarines Halve and pit 6 to 8
Oranges Halve crosswise and grill cut-side down, or section and skewer the sections 3 to 5
Papayas, sliced Peel, scoop out seeds, and slice 1/2 inch thick 6 to 8
Papayas, halved Halve lengthwise, scoop out seeds, eat from skin when cooked 8 to 10
Peaches Halve and pit 6 to 8
Pears, halved Halve lengthwise and core 10 to 12
Pears, whole Hollow out core, stuff with sweet filling Indirect heat, 40 to 60
Pineapples Cut into rings or wedges 6 to 8
Plantains, unpeeled Use very ripe (black) fruit, cut into 2- to 3-Inch lengths 10 to 12
Plums Halve and pit 4 to 6

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