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Grilled Peaches: a super easy, delicious summer dessert you’ll love

Total time: 35 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Make the most of peach season this summer by firing up the grill and whipping up some grilled peaches for you and your loved ones. These mouthwatering grilled peaches are perfectly sweet,

incredibly juicy, and perfect served over vanilla ice cream as a simple summer dessert.

Grilling peaches caramelizes the natural sugars in the fruit, making them even sweeter and more delicious. You don't even need to serve them with ice cream – grilled peaches are amazing on their own. You can even make them into berry coulis as we did, salsa or serve them over your favorite grilled meats and barbecue for a tantalized sweet-savory-smoky combo that everyone is sure to love!

What are the Best Peaches for Grilling?

Buy your peaches a few days before you plan on grilling them. This will ensure they're at the perfect level of ripeness, neither too firm nor too soft. Even if they're a little on the underripe side, the grill will make them sweeter. You want firm peaches rather than soft, overripe ones.

Fresh peaches are best for grilling, but you can also grill canned peaches – just make sure to dry them off as much as possible before chucking them on the grill.

How to Grill Peaches

Making grilled peaches is a breeze. Start by heating your grill to medium. Start by making the berry coulis. Cook the berries and brown sugar in a pan for about 10 minutes, then blend and strain the mixture. Next, dip a pastry brush in olive oil and generously brush the halved and pitted peaches with the oil. Don't peel the peaches. The skin helps keep the fruit from falling apart. Arrange them flat side down on the grill and cook for 3 minutes or until charred.

While the peaches are grilling, scoop ice cream into serving bowls. Place the grilled peaches over the ice cream and top them with the walnut mixture. Serve your grilled peaches and ice cream immediately, and enjoy!

Tips for the Best Grilled Peaches

If desired, you can grill the round side of the peaches for a few minutes for extra flavor.

You can garnish grilled peaches with ground walnuts, chopped pecans or almonds.

Butter pecan and caramel ice cream go well with grilled peaches, too.

This grilling method also works for nectarines.

What to Serve with Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches can be enjoyed as part of sweet or savory dishes. Serve them in a salad with a balsamic glaze. Chop them up and turn them into a grilled peach salsa to top meats, grilled chicken, or fish.

As a dessert, they're wonderful with ice cream or whipped cream, ricotta, or mascarpone. Drizzle a little honey or sprinkle some coarse sugar over the top for an extra pop of sweetness. While grilled peaches taste best served hot straight off the grill, leftovers are fantastic mixed into oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt the next day.

How to Store Grilled Peaches

Allow the peaches to cool, then transfer them to an airtight container. Store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Ingredients
Ripe Peaches
4
extra virgin olive oil for brushing
vanilla ice cream, for serving
berry coulis (optional)
Berries
350 g
Brown sugar
50 g

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium heat.

Make the berry coulis. Place berries and brown sugar in a large pan and cook over low heat for about ten minutes.

When the fruit is soft, blend it with an immersion blender.

Strain the fruit through a sieve and pour the puree into the bowl. Set aside.

Cut the peaches in half.

Pit the peaches.

Brush the peach halves with olive oil.

Grill them with the flat side down for 3 minutes.

Cook until until charred.

Scoop the ice cream into individual serving bowls. Serve the peaches over the ice cream.

Drizzle the berry coulis over grilled peaches. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

You can brush the peaches with other types of oil. Coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil all work.

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