Perfectly grilled peaches with char marks is the easiest trick to learn for a delicious burst of flavor So complimentary to vanilla ice cream!! This is one “recipe” that doesn’t take long at all but has major elements to make your palette proud.
Grilled Peaches Perfect for Vanilla Ice Cream
The best part of getting ready to grill peaches is how SIMPLE the ingredient list is! And while its easy to alter flavors for grilled peaches, I find that sticking to the ease of honey, cinnamon and whole peaches will hit the mark every time – no olive oil needed!
Prep time: About 5 minutes
- whole peaches
- ground cinnamon
White or Yellow Peaches?
I love them both! If we were talking about peach cobbler, I lean on yellow peaches for the sweet. In the case of grilling peaches, the truth is it depends more on the ripeness than the actual kind of peach.
I find that the riper the peach, the more it takes to the grill grates and stands out with that bit of char. Yellow peaches are sweeter in general. White peaches, while I find more bitter to the tongue, really SHINE when it comes to grilling. If I had to only pick one type, I’d go with the WHITE peaches for grilling.
Grilled Peaches with Honey
To get started, pre-heat grill to medium heat to medium-high heat, which is around 350 degrees.
Cut peaches in half, pull apart, and then remove peach seed.
Baste raw honey on cut side of peach until entire surface is covered.
Sprinkle ground cinnamon over honey. It’s OK to be a little generous here as some of the cinnamon will grill off.
Place cut down on pre-heated grill (grill on the cut), close lid, and grill for about 4-5 minutes.
Try not to touch the peaches as it takes some time for peaches to gain grill marks and moving will reset that.
Do not put your peach directly over a flame, it will char a lot quicker. Also this is random, but I find that the charred bits on a peach taste just like marshmallows over an open fire pit!
Want Peaches softer?
Once the cut side is done, flip peaches and grill flesh side down for another 4-5 minutes till tender, but not falling apart.
OK, but what about Balsamic?
You are speaking my language if you want to grill peaches for Balsamic! Just grill and serve with a bit of balsamic drizzle right on those hot peaches. You can purchase some really great Balsamic Drizzles near Balsamic vinegar at the store or if you want to go the old fashioned way, learn how to make Balsamic reduction here. Additionally, Ground cinnamon is so complimentary to honey and peaches, but you could easily use nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, apple spice or allspice.
Juicy Grilled Peaches are Perfect for…
- Stuff the middle with goat cheese, cream cheese, or mascarpone prior to serving
- Top sugared pecans or walnut pieces
- Slice peaches and serve with pork
- Serve with ice cream or vanilla yogurt
Have a way that you love making grilled peaches? I would love to hear it so please leave me a comment! I read all comments and love reader suggestions.
- whole white peaches
- ground cinnamon
- To get started, pre-heat grill to medium heat, which is around 350 degrees.
- Cut peaches in half, pull apart, and then remove peach seed.
- Baste raw honey on cut side of peach (no particular amount, simply pour some on and use a basting brush to cover cut side) until entire surface is covered.
- Sprinkle ground cinnamon over honey. It's OK to be a little generous here as some of the cinnamon will grill off.
- Place cut side down on pre-heated grill, close lid, and grill for about 4-5 minutes.
- Try not to touch the peaches as it takes some time for peaches to gain grill marks and moving will reset that.
- Do not put your peach directly over a flame, it will char a lot quicker.
- For a softer peach, rotate to flesh side (using tongs) and continue grilling for approximately 4-5 minutes. Skin should not fall off peach.
- Remove from grill and serve with ice cream, mascarpone, or creamed cheese.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.