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Grilled Peaches Are The Perfect Final For Your Next BBQ

Delish logo Delish 5 days ago Lindsay Maitland Hunt
a piece of food on a plate: 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). © Lindsay Maitland Hunt 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).

Nothing beats a ripe, sticky-sweet peach. And while you can just bite right in, cooking with peaches is killer. Obviously you can bake with them: peach cobbler, peach pie, peach pound cake. Peaches are also great in savory dishes, like grilled pork chops or a fresh salsa. When peaches are in season—from May to September, peaking in July and August—one of the best ways to eat them is grilled.

How to Pick Peaches For Grilling

Before grilling, be sure to pick the best you can find. Take a peek at the top where the stem used to be: if it’s golden or white (not green) and starting to wrinkle, that peach is ready to be eaten. Optimal peaches are also found at farmers markets during summer. When you squeeze the peaches they should still be a little firm if you want to grill them. Softer peaches, mean that its more ripe and the sugars from riper peaches will caramelize too quickly on the grill and burn.

How To Serve Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches can be served solo, but a drizzle of honey, olive oil, and sea salt will really bring out their flavor. To kick things up a notch, add freshly whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, mascarpone, or ricotta, and a handful of torn mint.

Craving more summery sweets? Check out our 20+ easy peach desserts. If you tried grilling these peaches, let us know how it went in the comments below!

Yields: 4

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4

    ripe peaches, halved and pitted

  • 1 tbsp.

    vegetable or canola oil

  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

  • Honey, for drizzling

  • Flaky sea salt

Directions

  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.

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