Ever thought about grilling your dessert? The height of Summer calls for all parts of the meal to be thrown on the grill and spent outdoors!
Slice up some juicy, ripe peaches, pair them with a high-quality, fruity olive oil, get them smokey from a few minutes on the grill and you’ve got yourself one fine Summer dessert!
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Easy Summer Dessert Idea using Peaches
Honestly, there's nothing easier than grilled peaches as a quick and delicious summer dessert recipe. There's no hot oven that needs to be turned on, no waiting until something is baked and cooled.
And, if you're entertaining, there's nothing worse than being stuck inside the kitchen while your guests are enjoying themselves on the back deck or in the pool. This peach dessert recipe puts you on the back deck, socializing and enjoying the summer weather with your friends - right where you should be!
And this recipe takes all of 20 minutes start to finish. That includes the 15 minutes it takes to heat up your grill!
Got extra peaches that didn't get grilled up? Don't let them go to waste. Read how to blanch peaches so you can remove the skins easily and then freeze any leftovers, not allowing one peach to go to waste.
How to Grill Peaches
This summer recipe is barely even a recipe, it's that easy to throw together! The most important steps in creating this dessert are to have juicy, ripe peaches and a hot grill. That's it!
Start by firing up your grill on high heat. Let it heat up for a good 15 minutes. Note, I have a gas grill and this is how I do it. If you have a different type of grill or you're using an indoor grill pan, use the method that works best for your grill.
Meanwhile, prepare the peaches. Slice each one in half, remove the pits and discard them.
Next, brush each peach half with good quality fruity olive oil. Place the peaches flesh side down on the preheated grill and leave them there for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from the grill and serve each peach half with a big ol' scoop of ice cream and a good drizzle of honey.
Tips for Making Grilled Peaches
- It all starts with fresh, juicy, ripe peaches! If your peaches are still rock hard, they will not produce the best tasting grilled peaches. A tip for helping your peaches get ripe faster is to place them in a brown paper bag in a cool, dark spot. This does take a couple of days, so keep that in mind
- Use a good quality, fruity olive oil to complement the flavor of the peaches. I really like this brand, but of course you can use whatever you have or whatever you most prefer
- You'll know the peaches are done when the flesh releases easily from the grill. If you slide a spatula under the peaches and they are sticking to the grill, give them another minute and they should release more easily
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Looking for more Summer recipes? Give these a try:
- 4 ripe peaches
- 1-2 tablespoons fruity olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 16 ounces Vanilla Ice Cream
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat for at least 15 minutes.
- Slice each peach in half. Remove and discard the pits.
- Lightly brush each peach half with olive oil.
- Place peaches on the grill, flesh side down for 4-5 minutes. You’ll know the peaches are done when the flesh releases easily from the grill. If you slide a spatula under the peaches and they are sticking to the grill, give them another minute and they should release more easily.
- Remove from grill and serve immediately with a drizzle of honey and a scoop of ice cream.
- Grilled peaches are best served and consumed immediately
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