fresh plums

Grilled Plums with Maple-Vanilla Mascarpone

Plums are at their peak of ripeness in late summer through September, and are delicious raw or cooked. I love grilling them; it releases their natural juices, and the caramelization intensifies the flavour. If you can't find mascarpone cheese at your local grocery store, ricotta can be used as a substitute; it's not as creamy, but it has a similar flavour and'bonus'it's lower in fat.