Grilled Peaches Recipes

Grilled peaches are the kind of magic that happens in a hot grill’s twilight, when dinner is nearly finished, and sweet fruit is the best pairing for the cold wine and ice cream destined for dessert. Sweet, juicy peaches have the ability to elevate the grill from over-the-sink snack to the most stunning dessert or a side dish with nothing more than heat.

Here’s how to make the best peaches on the grill in just four steps. Grilled peaches are actually surprisingly easy to make because they only need fresh peaches and olive oil, make the most of residual heat from a cooling grill, and can serve as a side dish to grilled meats or turn into a delicious summer dessert.

Step 1Heat grill to medium high. Step 2Brush peaches with oil and grill cut-side down, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Step 3Flip skin-side down and grill until almost falling apart, 4 to 6 minutes more. Step 4Serve with ice cream, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.
  1. Preheat a grill pan or grill to medium heat. Don’t skip this step! …
  2. Cook. Brush the cut side of halved peaches with olive oil and grill them cut-side-down until grill marks form. …
  3. Eat! Serve the grilled peaches on their own or with your desired toppings.

Grilled Peaches Recipe

Grilled Peaches 🔗

When peaches are in season—from May to September, peaking in July and August—one of the best ways to eat them is grilled. It’s a healthy treat that you can either serve sweet (with ice cream!) or savory (over a salad).

Prep: 5min

Total: 15min

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Flaky sea salt

Instruction:

  1. Heat grill to medium high. 
  2. Brush peaches with oil and grill cut-side down, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Flip skin-side down and grill until almost falling apart, 4 to 6 minutes more.
  4. Serve with ice cream, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.

FAQ

Does grilling peaches make them sweeter?

Peaches and other underripe fruit’s natural sugars are enhanced by the grill’s heat, which also softens the fruit’s skin for a sweet, slightly caramelized, and delicious peach.

Should peaches be ripe before grilling?

Save soft, aromatic peaches for pies or eating out of hand; use the firmer peaches for the grill. The fruit needs to be ripe but still firm so that it can withstand the heat of the grill without turning to mush.

How do you grill peaches in a grill pan?

Salad with Grilled Peaches Frequently Asked Questions Do you need to peel peaches before grilling them? Grilling peaches softens the flesh and draws out the sugars, creating caramelized, soft peaches that are incredibly flavorful.

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