Are you looking for a way to use your summer peaches? Hoping for an alternative to peach pie or cobbler? Then you need to try peaches on the grill! Grilled peaches are deliciously caramelized with a unique flavor you can only achieve by grilling. They make wonderful desserts, but you can also branch out and serve them as a side dish, a meat garnish, or a fabulous breakfast option.
The Secret to Perfect Grilled Peaches
The secret is that grilled peaches are super easy! With this one simple technique, you’ll be creating delicious grilled peach dishes that your family and friends swoon over. Good-bye frozen peach cobbler from the grocery store. Hello delicious, fresh from the grill perfection.
- Heat grill to medium-high.
- Slice peaches in half and remove pits. Brush with oil.
- Place cut side down on grill for about 5 minutes, or until you see grill marks.
- Turn peaches over and grill a few more minutes, until grill marks appear and peaches begin to soften.
That’s it! Now, top those peaches with something delicious like honey, cinnamon, ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.
Grilled Peaches in a Foil Packet
Another way to grill peaches is to put them in a packet made of aluminum foil and grill over medium heat. Slice peaches into eighths and remove skin if desired. Place in the center of an aluminum foil square. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Fold the edges of the foil up around the peaches and crimp the edges to make a sealed packet. Place packet on pre-heated grill for about 10 minutes. Serve peaches over scones or with vanilla ice cream. Be sure to save the delicious juice left in the pouch for a sweeter dish!
More Serving Ideas
Here are some additional ways you can serve your grilled peaches:
Grilled Peach Salad–Drizzle peaches with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Toss with spring greens, blueberries, almonds, and feta cheese.
Cinnamon Honey Butter Peaches–Melt two tablespoons of butter and stir in honey and cinnamon to taste. Drizzle over peaches and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Peaches ‘n Cream–Fill the centers of grilled peaches with Greek yogurt and drizzle with honey. Garnish with fresh mint. Serve as a breakfast dish or hors d’oeuvre.
Peach Heaven–Grill peaches using the foil packet method. Serve with a slice of angel food cake and drizzle generously with the juice from the packet. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.