Get ready for summer entertaining with these grilled fruit kabobs with a honey blue cheese dip. Blue cheese isn't just for salads. The sweetness of the fruit pairs perfectly with the savory saltiness of blue cheese. Take your grilling to the next level with this simple fruity recipe.
(This post was sponsored by Treasure Cave® Cheese. All delicious opinions are my own.)
Summer is almost here and we are so excited to enter what our family calls "pool party season." It is time to take the pool cover off the pool and welcome our friends and family to come swim.
My husband, Mr. Fearless Dining, is the master griller in our family and last year I sweet-talked him into grilling fruit for the first time. Everyone LOVED it!! A lot of my husband's family live in Europe and it is common to enjoy a cheese course after dinner. I wanted to find a way to share this tradition with our friends in a fun new way.
If you haven't tried grilled fruit, you will want to give it a try!! The grill caramelizes the fruits, bringing out even more sweet flavors. Add in the rich flavors of Treasure Cave® Blue Cheese, and it is a match made in heaven!!"
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Treasure Cave® Blue Cheese has been our favorite for several months. I like to make gluten-free crepes and I discovered their blue cheese when I was creating this savory crepe recipe for a dinner party. Treasure Cave® Cheeses are aged to perfection, adding an incredible flavor to the recipes I make.
Ways to Use Blue Cheese
Their cheeses are pre-crumbled in the package, making it so easy to use in recipes, sprinkle on salads, add into a cheese board for a wine tasting, garnish on soups, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Are you ready to see how easy these Fruit Kabobs are to make?
The first step is to soak your wooden skewers in water. This will prevent them from burning when they are on the grill. Next, cut up your favorite fruits. We used pineapple, strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe for our skewers.
Preheat the grill and make sure the grill grates are clean. Thread the fruit onto the skewers and place on the grill.
How long do you grill fruit for?
Cook until you get char marks on each side and the fruit caramelizes slightly. It is a delicate balancing act because if you grill the fruit too long it will get mushy. For me, I grilled each side for 3 minutes.
Now it is time to make the honey blue cheese dip. Add honey, blue cheese, ricotta cheese and a little heavy cream to a pan and cook on low heat, stirring frequently. The dip is ready when the cheese is hot and liquid.
Chop some of the Treasure Cave® Blue Cheese on a cutting board so you have small shreds that you can sprinkle on top of the blue cheese dip.
Sprinkle on the small cheese shreds.
Dip your fruit in and enjoy!!
Grilled Fruit Kabobs with a Honey Blue Cheese Dip
- 3 ounces Treasure Cave® Blue Cheese
- 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons additional Treasure Cave® Blue Cheese crumbles for topping the dip.
- Cut up your favorite fruits and add them to skewers.
- Grill on each side for 2-3 minutes. Don't over grill or your fruit will get mushy.
- Add the ingredients to a pan and simmer on low until the cheeses are melted.
- Pour into a bowl and top with more blue cheese crumbles.
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