Grilled peaches are the perfect summer dessert when peaches are at their ripest and juiciest. Grilling helps to bring out their sweetness, and they are absolutely irresistible when topped with ice cream and a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon.
This recipe is great for a summer barbecue or when you want a quick and easy sweet treat. It is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
The Best Peaches for Grilling
For this recipe, use peaches that are ripe but firm. The peaches should not be mushy—there should be some give when you press them gently with a finger.
I prefer yellow peaches over white peaches since they are more tart. They aren’t overly sweet, especially with the brown sugar mixture sprinkled on top and the ice cream on the side. Yellow nectarines will work too!
Clean and Preheat the Grill
Clean and oil your grill grates before you get cooking. Then, preheat the grill to medium-high heat, 400°F, before you add the peaches on the grill. Not only will you get those beautiful, charred grill marks, it’ll prevent the peaches from sticking to the grill.
3 Simple Tips
This recipe is quick and easy, but there are still some tips that you can follow for the best results:
- Brush the peaches generously with butter so that they do not stick to the grill.
- Though it might be tempting, do not flip the peaches to check on them before the 2- to 3-minute mark. Be patient and you’ll be rewarded with beautifully charred peaches.
- If you live in an apartment or do not have a grill, you can make this recipe on your stovetop with a hot grill pan.
How I Serve Grilled Peaches
Grilled peaches are best served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on the side. For some crunch, top them with chopped nuts or granola.
Leftovers Are the Best
One reason why I love grilled peaches is because even leftovers are delicious and versatile. I recommend chopping them up and serving them in a sweet, summery salad, simply as a side dish, or with Greek yogurt and granola for breakfast.
It’s Peach Season Y’all!
2 tablespoons light brown sugar, tightly packed
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 ripe yellow peaches or nectarines, cut in half and pit removed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
8 scoops vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, at 400°F:
Clean and oil the grill grates.
Make the brown sugar topping:
In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
Grill the peaches:
Brush the cut side of the peaches with the melted butter. Place the peaches on the hot grill, cut side-down, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until you can see clear grill marks. The grill remains uncovered the whole time. Flip and cook them cut side-up for 2 minutes.
Assemble and serve:
To serve, place a grilled peach half on a plate and sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar mixture on top while the peach is still warm. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve and enjoy!
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat the peaches, place them in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes or in the microwave for 1 minute. They are also great served cold!
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin C 6mg||29%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|