Saying something is better than candy, chocolate, or better yet, steak is pretty big talk. Those are not words that we toss around lightly. But we're pulling out the big guns. This seemingly indulgent recipe has the chops and the tantalizing flavors to hold up to the claim.
This salivating recipe was cooked up by Traeger Nation member, James Dee Warren.
BALSAMIC & BROWN SUGAR GRILLED PLUMS
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Recommended Pellets: Cherry
8-10 black plums
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
Rinse the plums and halve and pit them.
When ready to cook start the Traeger on Smoke for 4 to 5 minutes or until the fire is established. Preheat the Traeger, lid closed, on High (400 degrees, F) for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cook the plums, cut-side down on the grill grate for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile start reducing the balsamic vinegar by cooking it in a pot over medium heat with the brown sugar until it's thick and reduced by about half, 5-10 minutes.
Turn the plums over and brush with the balsamic and brown sugar reduction and cook for about 2 to 5 minutes more. (You want them to be soft but still slightly firm)
Drizzle the plums with any excess balsamic reduction and DIG IN!!
They are ridiculously good to eat when they're still warm. Slightly tart and bursting with sweet, ambrosial juices.