Grilled Peaches

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Grilling peaches is one of the best and most simple ways you can elevate an already perfect fruit at the height of the season.

Woman carrying a plate of Grilled Peaches.

This is one of the best and most simple ways you can elevate an already perfect fruit at the height of the season. Grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in peaches, ramping up their sweetness and accentuating their juiciness. Choose peaches that are just ripe, but not soft, and make sure to wash them but leave the skins on. And if you want to take it up a notch, check out this recipe for Grilled Peaches with Burrata!

When you have the grill going for another reason, throw some peaches on the grill. They will take a total of about 8 minutes to get nicely caramelized and slightly softened. You can use any variety of peach, white or yellow, freestone or clingstone (see below for advice on cutting peaches in half, whichever kind you choose).

Grilled Peaches on a plate with basil.

Grilled Peaches: Grilling is one of the most beautiful summery ways you make make a perfect seasonal fruit even better.

How to Grill Peaches

  1. Prepare the grill: Preheat the grill to medium-high. Carefully oil the grill rack.
  2. Cut and pit the peaches: Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits, leaving the skin on.
Woman removing the pit from a peach half.
  1. Grill the peaches: Brush the cut sides of the peaches with the olive oil. Season lightly with kosher salt. Grill the peaches, cut sides down for 5 minutes, with the cover on, until they are slightly softened, and have pretty grill marks. 
Halved peaches cut-side-down on a grill.
  1. Flip them over and grill, covered, for another 3 minutes. Remove to a serving platter.
Peach halves with grill marks on a grill.

Kitchen Smarts

Cut the peach in half vertically, from top to bottom. Use the crease in the peach skin as a guide. Grasp both halves of the fruit and gently twist apart. The pits may pop out easily, or if they are cling peaches, you may have to carve out the pit with a small sharp knife.

What to Serve With Grilled Peaches

  • Serve the peaches warm or at room temperature. Some vanilla ice cream is amazing as a dessert partner. A small drizzle of good balsamic vinegar or a balsamic glaze is a perfect addition as well.
  • You can also serve grilled peaches with soft cheeses and grilled crusty bread for an unusual and memorable appetizer with drinks.
  • Also, try pairing them with grilled meat or chicken for a surprising dinner! These pair really well with pork in particular.
  • Make a platter of grilled peaches, Grilled Watermelon, and Grilled Pineapple for a very unusual dessert, or companion to other grilled dishes.
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Grilled Peaches

Grilling peaches is one of the best and most simple ways you can elevate an already perfect fruit at the height of the season.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 People
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 6 ripe but not soft peaches (washed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high. Carefully oil the grill rack.
  • Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits, leaving the skin on. The pits may pop out easily, or if they are clinging peaches, you may have to carve out the pit with a small sharp knife. Brush the cut sides of the peaches with the olive oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the peaches, cut sides down for 5 minutes, with the cover on, until they are slightly softened, and have pretty grill marks. Flip them over and grill, covered, for another 3 minutes. Remove to a serving platter.
  • Serve the peaches warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Serve the peaches warm or at room temperature. Vanilla ice cream is an amazing dessert partner. A small drizzle of good balsamic vinegar or a balsamic glaze is a perfect addition as well.
You can also serve these with soft cheeses and grilled crusty bread for an unusual and memorable appetizer with drinks.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 183mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 489IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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  1. Pamela says:

    Have you tried putting a nice dollop of mascarpone right in the center well? Delicious!

    1. Katie Workman says:

      great idea!