Grilled Peaches

Simply grilled and topped with brown sugar and cinnamon, these peaches are the easiest yet tastiest summer treat.

Grilled Peach with Vanilla Ice Cream

Simply Recipes / Hannah Zimmerman

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!

Grilled Peaches on a Wood Board

Simply Recipes / Hannah Zimmerman

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.

Grilled Peaches on the Grill

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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.

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

Simply Recipes / Hannah Zimmerman

It’s Peach Season Y’all! 

Grilled Peaches

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 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


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, at 400°F:

    Clean and oil the grill grates.

  2. Make the brown sugar topping:

    In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Set aside.

    Cinnamon Sugar Mixture for Grilled Peaches

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  3. 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.

    Grilled Peaches on the Grill

    Simply Recipes / Hannah Zimmerman

  4. 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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    Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

    Simply Recipes / Hannah Zimmerman

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
70 Calories
2g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 171mg 4%
*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.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.