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Grilled Peaches

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Simple, sweet and juicy, grilled peaches are perhaps the epitome of summer and stone fruit season. Grilling them enhances their natural sweetness and brings out their juices. You can enjoy them plain, right off the grill, or top the warm grilled peaches with ice cream and salted caramel sauce or butterscotch sauce. This sweet and easy dessert takes hardly any time at all to prep and makes a fabulous summertime treat.

A grilled peach with ice cream and caramel sauce on top.

Sure, we’re big proponents of this easy peach crisp with oatmeal crumble and we’d never turn down a slice of our peaches and cream tart. But what’s not to love about grilled desserts? Easy prep, easy clean-up, and it requires no interruption to your backyard barbecue dinner!

Similar to our grilled pineapple with cinnamon sugar, this grilled peaches recipe is a no-fuss, after-dinner treat that transforms the fruit into yummy, charred, deliciousness. You’ll only need three ingredients and 10 minutes on the grill. Sounds pretty peachy, right? 😉

Grilled peaches are:

  • A delicious summertime treat
  • Gluten-free, dairy free and vegan
  • Naturally sweet with zero added sugar
  • Versatile- enjoy it as a snack, for breakfast or dessert!

The Ingredient List:

For this grilled peaches recipe, you will need:

  • Ripe peaches
  • Light olive oil or avocado oil
  • Cinnamon

To serve grilled peaches, top them with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt, etc. Toppings are of course optional, as these peaches are quite yummy on their own. Personally, I love grilled peaches with ice cream and our salted caramel sauce. The combination of warm, grilled peaches with cold ice cream is dreamy and the caramel sauce adds that something extra.

The Process:

How to grill peaches:

  1. Prep the grill. You can preheat the grill for a medium-hot fire or use the low heat after you’re done grilling your main course.
  2. Cut the peaches. Slice each of the peaches in half and remove the pits.
  3. Grill the peaches. Place the cut side down on the grill and cook them until they are warm and juicy.
  4. Serve the grilled peaches. Transfer the hot peaches to a serving plate and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm with ice cream and caramel sauce (optional).
Ingredients needed for grilled peaches.
cinnamon, peaches, and oil

Helpful Hints for the Grill:

Oil will prevent the peaches from sticking to the grill. Brush the cut side of the peach halves and the grill with oil.

Adjust the grilling time. Cook the peaches for less time if the grill is hot. You’ll need to grill them for longer if the heat is low. We like to grill the peaches on low heat so they have time to get soft and juicy without burning.

Use the residual heat when you finish grilling meat. This is the perfect dessert to make after you finish grilling your main entrees like grilled chicken or grilled swordfish.

Peaches on a hot grill.

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Choose firm but ripe peaches. If the peaches are overly ripe, they will fall apart on the grill and get mushy.
  • The grill temperature is up to you. Peaches can be grilled over a hot fire or over lower heat, although the time it takes to cook them will vary based on the temp. A hotter fire will give the peaches darker char marks but a lower heat will allow the peaches more time to get soft and juicy in the center.
  • How do I half a peach? To slice a peach in half, insert your knife in the top center, then run it downward and around the peach, cutting as you turn it, all around the peach pit (similar to slicing an avocado). Holding each side, gently twist each half in opposite directions, gently pulling them apart.
  • How long do grilled peaches last in the fridge? Leftover grilled peaches should last in the fridge for 3-4 days. Store them in an airtight container. Cold grilled peaches even make a delicious breakfast, served with granola and yogurt.

Best Peaches for Grilling:

Peaches are divided into two categories: freestone and clingstone. Have you ever come across a peach that is difficult to get the seed removed? That happens when you get a peach that is classified as a clingstone. Freestone peaches, on the other hand, are easy to separate from the seed.

It is hard to tell the difference between a clingstone and a freestone until you cut into the peach. If you are not sure if you are purchasing freestone or clingstone peaches, ask the grocer before you buy them.

A platter of warm grilled peaches.

This grilled peaches recipe is a must-try for summer! It’s sweet and flavorful, a happy indulgence made with simple, in-season fruit. We know you’ll love them!

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A grilled peach with ice cream and caramel sauce on top.

Grilled Peaches

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Grilling peaches will enhance the natural sweetness and make them even more juicy. Serve them plain or top them off with ice cream and salted caramel sauce. It is a fabulous summer dessert that makes a great ending to your barbecue dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 peaches
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil or Avocado oil
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Optional toppings

Instructions

  1. Prepare the grill for a medium-hot fire. Or use the low heat after you finish grilling your main meal.
  2. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Brush the cut side with oil.
  3. Place cut side down on the grill and cook for 4 to 7 minutes (4 minutes if your fire is hot or 7 minutes if the heat is lower). While the peaches are grilling, brush the tops of them with more oil to prevent them from sticking when you flip them over. 
  4. Flip the peach halves over and grill for another 4 to 7 minutes. 
  5. Transfer the grilled peaches to a serving plate and sprinkle with cinnamon. 
  6. Serve warm with ice cream and caramel sauce. 

Notes

  • Choose firm but ripe peaches. If the peaches are overly ripe and soft then they will fall apart on the grill and get mushy. 
  • You can grill peaches over a medium hot fire or over lower heat. The time it takes them to cook will depend on how hot your grill is. You will get darker char marks when you use a hotter fire but if you use lower heat, the peaches will have more time to get soft and juicy in the center. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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