Grilled FruitSkewers with Yogurt Sauce
4 (10-inch) skewers
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 orange, juiced, plus remaining half zested
1 green apple
2 nectarines, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 persimmon, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 (8-ounce) container vanilla yogurt
If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes.
In a small pot combine the brown sugar with 1/4 cup water, cinnamon and orange zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
When ready to cook, start the Z Grill grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 275 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 minutes.
Thread 2 pieces of each type of fruit onto each skewer.
Grill the skewers until the fruit is warm and lightly charred about 6 minutes giving the skewers a quarter turn every 1 1/2 minutes.
Make sure to brush with the brown sugar syrup after each turn.
While the fruit is grilling, make the dipping sauce. Whisk together the yogurt, orange juice, and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar syrup in a serving bowl.
Arrange the skewers on a serving platter and serve with the dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!