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Grilled Stone Fruit Skewers with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Greek Yogurt {Farmer’s Market Friday}

by flavorthemoments on July 31, 2014

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Grilled Stone Fruit Skewers with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Greek Yogurt are a variety of stone fruit skewered and grilled until soft and syrupy, and served with creamy Greek yogurt flavored with brown sugar simple syrup, cinnamon, and a bit of lime.  These skewers are summer on a stick with a cool, creamy side of delicious!

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Welcome to a summery celebration here this Farmer’s Market Friday!  We’re here to celebrate what I look forward to the absolute most every summer:  STONE FRUIT. :)

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Do you love stone fruit as much as I do?  I’ll bet you do.  Yes, we have celebrated some stone fruit before on Farmer’s Market Friday.  Apricots were the first with my apricot coconut muffins, and peaches came a bit later with my peach caprese quesadillas.  This post is different, because it incorporates 4 varieties of stone fruit on one tasty little skewer.  We’ve got plums, cherries, peaches, and white nectarines grilled until soft and syrupy.  Yes — syrupy!  When they come off the grill, the fruit is soft, and it releases all of it’s sweet, slightly smoky juices, and it’s crazy good.

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My master plan was to serve these skewers with a sour cream ice cream.  Sounds tangy and delicious, yes?  It does, and I know you’re not feeling gypped because you get this awesome Greek yogurt instead.  It’s also tangy and delicious, not to mention cool, creamy, and easier on the waistline. :)

Since stone fruit is best in a crumble or crisp with a  brown sugar-cinnamony topping, I wanted to incorporate those flavors in the yogurt.  And since it’s summer, we need a splash of citrus, so that’s where the lime comes in.  I’m a firm believer that a little zing of citrus’ll never hurt anyone.

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So I could have just stirred some brown sugar into this yogurt and called it good, but I got the idea to make brown sugar simply syrup — something I’ve never seen before — and I couldn’t shake it.  The best part about simple syrup is that the sugar is melted down nice and smooth, ready for your iced tea, cocktails, coffee, smoothies, or yogurt.  And brown sugar simple syrup?  It’s a nice change from the usual.

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It kind of looks like a cup of coffee, yes, but it’s a nice, smooth syrup with a mild, warm, molasses flavor.  If you drank this down, I’ll be it would keep you up all night, too. ;)

If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making this simple syrup, just stir in regular brown sugar, or sweeten it up the natural way with honey, agave, or even maple syrup. I usually go the natural route, but like I said, I was trying to go a bit outside the box this time around.

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If you happen to have leftovers here…and that’s a big IF…they will keep just fine in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap.  I made a bunch, and we went through a few a day, then there were 2 left that nobody touched.  On the 5th day I wondered if they’d still be good.  I heated them up a bit, and they were incredible, especially since as they sit, they get even more syrupy.  I placed the leftover yogurt in a bowl, topped it with the heated fruit, and poured the syrup over that.  Oh yeah…it was better than Day 1. :)

So since it’s already August, you need to get your stone fruit at the farmer’s market while you still can.  Skewer it, grill it, and serve it up with this brown sugar cinnamon yogurt.  It’s summer snacking at it’s best, so get it while it’s hot. :)

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Grilled Stone Fruit Skewers with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Greek Yogurt {Farmer’s Market Friday}

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: (16) 6" skewers

Grilled Stone Fruit Skewers with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Greek Yogurt {Farmer’s Market Friday}

Grilled Stone Fruit Skewers with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Greek Yogurt are a variety of stone fruit skewered and grilled until soft and syrupy, and served with creamy Greek yogurt flavored with brown sugar simple syrup, cinnamon, and a bit of lime. These skewers are summer on a stick with a cool, creamy side of delicious!

Ingredients

For the brown sugar simple syrup:

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup water

For the yogurt:

2 cups Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0% plain)

4 tablespoons brown sugar simple syrup*

1 teaspoon lime zest

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the skewers:

1 giant peach, or 2 medium, pitted and cut into 1" chunks

2 medium plums, pitted and cut into 1" chunks

2 medium white nectarines, pitted and cut into 1" chunks

16 fresh cherries, stemmed and pitted (I used a pitting tool)

16 6" wooden skewers, run under water briefly to prevent burning

Instructions

Prepare the simple syrup:

Place the brown sugar and water in a small sauce pan and cook over medium low heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Once the sugar dissolves, allow to cook about 5 more minutes to thicken slightly. Remove from heat and allow to cool. You can make this in advance and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Prepare the yogurt:

Place the yogurt, simple syrup, lime zest, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Whisk until combined, and taste. If you feel it's not sweet enough, add a bit more simple syrup. Set aside.

Assemble the skewers:

Skewer the fruit on the wooden skewers, alternating with the different varieties. Preheat the grill. Oil the grill grates, and grill the skewers 2-3 minutes per side, or until soft and syrupy. Place on a serving platter and serve on top of the yogurt. Enjoy!

Notes

You may substitute the brown sugar simple syrup with your favorite sweetener. The yogurt in this recipe is not terribly sweet, so add more sweetener if you desire.

Substitute the fruit with any variety of stone fruit.

Recipe by Flavor the Moments.

Hungry for more farmer’s market fresh produce recipes?  Then check out my Farmer’s Market Fresh Pinterest board, which is loaded with recipes utilizing summer’s bounty!

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Kelly July 31, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Love peaches, I always look forward to the summer season :) What fun and pretty skewers! The cinnamon yogurt dip sounds delicious and the brown sugar glaze is such a great idea! Such a creative recipe and perfect way to serve up more summer fruit :)

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flavorthemoments August 1, 2014 at 8:31 am

We’ve been just devouring stone fruit around here…a 5 lb. bag goes in 2 days! I had to hide the fruit for this recipe or I never would’ve gotten to it. haha I’ll miss stone fruit the most when summer ends. :)

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Matt Robinson July 31, 2014 at 10:26 pm

The flavoring on these is amazing, what an awesome idea Marcie! I absolutely love stone fruits.
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flavorthemoments August 1, 2014 at 8:32 am

Thank you, Matt! Stone fruits are my favorite, so this was a fun way to serve them up. Have a great weekend! :)

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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 1, 2014 at 5:13 am

I think I’ve said this several times now, but this might just be my favorite farmer’s market recipe of yours. Such a creative idea to make stone fruit skewers. And that yogurt looks irresistible! I think I would have a hard time not eating it all in one sitting! Gorgeous pictures, too!
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flavorthemoments August 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

Thank you so much, Gayle! I ate a good amount in one sitting, believe me. haha The kids really dug it, and I’m glad I changed my mind and served it with Greek yogurt instead of ice cream. I’ve been making way too much ice cream. :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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Ashley August 1, 2014 at 5:41 am

I really need to grill fruit more often – these skewers look amazing! And especially that brown sugar yogurt dip … you better believe I’d eat that with a spoon! haha Happy Friday friend!
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flavorthemoments August 1, 2014 at 8:43 am

I may have photographed it as more of a dip, but you know I ate this in a bowl with a spoon! Have yourself a wonderful weekend, Ashley! :)

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Melanie @ Carmel Moments August 1, 2014 at 6:44 am

I love fruit skewers. They look awesome Marcie! Loving peaches in particular this year.
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flavorthemoments August 1, 2014 at 8:52 am

Thank you, Melanie! I especially can’t get enough peaches, white nectarines,and pluots this year. Have a wonderful weekend!:)

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Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner August 1, 2014 at 8:04 am

What an awesome dessert for a BBQ! Love. :)

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flavorthemoments August 1, 2014 at 8:56 am

Thank you, Tina! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods August 1, 2014 at 10:29 am

Wow, that brown sugar syrup sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try that.
I was super excited to finally ahold of some ripe peaches. Sadly, the next day I heard there was a recall for them because of Listeria. I haven’t gotten any more from the grocery store, but hope to find some tomorrow at our farmers market :D
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flavorthemoments August 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

Ah, I’m so sorry you’ve had bad luck with peaches! Listeria of all things? That’s horrible! Good luck finding some today, Cindy, and have a nice weekend! :)

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Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen August 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Wow! I can’t believe how dark that simple syrup is. It looks amazing. I love stone fruits, especially white nectarines.
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flavorthemoments August 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

I know — the syrup looks like black coffee! White nectarines are my all time favorite stone fruit, too, but sadly I haven’t found that many really great ones so far this season. Hopefully this month they’ll be the best! :)

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Helen @ Scrummy Lane August 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I’ve been really enjoying your stone fruit recipes, Marci. This one is no exception – in fact, this is extra creative. I love that you grilled the fruit and served it with the yoghurt with all those complimentary flavours in. Really nice one!
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flavorthemoments August 2, 2014 at 9:38 am

Thank you, Helen! I realize summer will be over before I can get to every fruit that I want to, so I had to pile them all on stick. haha Hope you’re having a great weekend! :)

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Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen August 2, 2014 at 4:15 am

Oh my gosh Marcie…when you were describing how that fruit tastes coming off the grill, my mouth watered! And to think you served it with brown sugar cinnamon yogurt – YUM! I’d love to be having this for breakfast right now.
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flavorthemoments August 2, 2014 at 9:39 am

Good — I hope I’m describing food ok…most of the time I think my descriptions are lacking. :( I wish I had more of this — I would’ve eaten for breakfast too. I need to get the propane tank refilled today so I can start grilling again. I’ve worked this thing over the past few weeks. haha Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! :)

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Chris @ Shared Appetite August 2, 2014 at 6:42 am

This is such an amazing idea! Why have I never thought of grilling stone fruit on skewers?!?! And that brown sugar cinnamon greek yogurt… heck yes! Pinning!
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flavorthemoments August 2, 2014 at 9:40 am

Thanks so much, Chris, and I appreciate the pin! Hope you have a productive weekend with your new house! :)

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Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong August 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

What a fabulous idea, grilling stone fruits!! and the look utterly delicious… I love the cinnamon flavoured yogurt too.. fab combination.. :)
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flavorthemoments August 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

Thank you, Arpita! These were definitely a hit, and I loved the syrup that developed as the fruit sat — it was perfect with that yogurt! :)

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Jodee Weiland August 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm

This looks delicious…what a great idea! This adds a touch of sweet goodness to any occasion…thanks for sharing!
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flavorthemoments August 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

Thank you, Jodee! This is a great way to use up an abundance of stone fruit. It was my first time grilling cherries, nectarines, and plums, and they were terrific just like the peaches. Have a great day! :)

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Thalia @ butter and brioche August 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm

i have never made fruit skewers before! definitely missing out on something seriously delicious, thanks for the recipe and inspiration, will be recreating these in my kitchen!
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flavorthemoments August 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

I hope you try them — they’re fun to eat and are a nice, healthy option for the sweet tooth! :)

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Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking August 3, 2014 at 6:48 am

I LOVE stone fruit! I have been eating more cherries, peach and nectarines every day than is probably healthy. I just can’t help it! Your yogurt dipping sauce sounds fabulous! And brown sugar simple syrup -ohemgeee!! I would want to drizzle that on everything. Pinned!
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flavorthemoments August 3, 2014 at 9:15 am

I had to completely hide this fruit from the family so I’d have some left to skewer…we’ve been eating stone fruit like mad, too! I ate way too many of these as well, but hey, at least it wasn’t with ice cream! haha Thanks for the pin, Lindsey, and have a great day! :)

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Mary Frances August 3, 2014 at 10:55 am

Yes to stone fruit! I really like how you did the 2nd photo and font combo. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! That ice cream would’ve been amazing too, but I like how easy this greek yogurt dip is. Between the simple syrup and splash of lime (completely agree with you on the citrus!) this recipe sounds like it would rock my socks off. So many awesome flavors combined together! Pinned!
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flavorthemoments August 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Thank you for all the kind words, Mary Frances! And I hope you make this and get your socks rocked!

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Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven August 4, 2014 at 7:34 am

Marcie, I am in LOVE with these gorgeous kabobs! Grilled fruit has been on my to-do list and it is SO happening after seeing how amazing yours turned out. That greek yogurt dipping sauce sounds PERFECT.
P.S. GORGEOUS photos! :) Pinned.
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flavorthemoments August 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Thank you so much, Sarah, and I really hope you do grill up some fruit. You’re absolutely going to love it! :)

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Annie @Maebells August 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

I could eat endless amounts of this! I love stone fruit! This is such a lovely twist!
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flavorthemoments August 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm

I ate my fair share and then some! haha Thanks, Annie! :)

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Jocelyn@BruCrew Life August 12, 2014 at 8:56 pm

These would make the perfect anytime snack!! I wish I had 2 or 3 of these to devour RIGHT NOW! I puffy heart love your Farmer’s Market Fridays! :)
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flavorthemoments August 13, 2014 at 7:33 am

I ate a minimum of 3 skewers each and every time — they were addicting! Thank you, Jocelyn, and have a wonderful day! :)

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