These grilled peaches are seared on the grill until tender and caramelized, then brushed with cinnamon honey for a sweet finish. A super easy side dish or dessert option that’s great for summer entertaining!
Have you ever tried grilled peaches before? If not, you’re totally missing out! The peaches develop a sweet, intense flavor when exposed to the high heat of the grill that just can’t be beat. Serve your peaches as a side dish, or add a scoop of ice cream for a decadent dessert.
How do you make grilled peaches?
Cut peaches in half, then remove the pits. Lightly brush the cut sides of the peaches with a little oil. Heat a grill to medium, then add the peaches cut side down to the grill. Cook for a few minutes until the peaches are caramelized and just softened. Brush a mixture of honey and cinnamon over the peaches, then serve and enjoy.
Tips for grilled peaches
- You can make this dish outdoors on a charcoal or gas grill, or inside on a stove top grill pan.
- I recommend using freestone peaches rather than cling peaches. It’s harder to remove the pits from the cling stone peaches. Typically the freestone variety is available later in the summer season. If you can only find cling peaches, use spoon or melon baller to help remove the pits.
- This recipe also works with other stone fruit such as nectarines, plums and apricots.
- Grilled peaches stay fresh in the refrigerate for up to 4 days. You can eat them warm or cold.
- I typically use clover honey for this recipe, but you can use a different variety such as orange blossom or wildflower honey if you prefer.
What kind of peaches are best for grilling?
I recommend looking for large, firm peaches. If you choose peaches that are overly soft, they’ll be more likely to fall apart on the grill. Look for peaches that smell fragrant with just a bit of give when you squeeze them gently. You can use white or yellow peaches, both work just fine.
Do peaches need to be ripe to grill?
The peaches should just barely be ripe for best results. If the peaches are really hard, they won’t have any sweetness or flavor. If they’re too soft, they’ll be difficult to handle and will lose their texture when cooked.
You can serve these peaches as-is, or dress them up to turn them into a fancy dish!
- Dessert: Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, raspberries and fresh mint for a fruit filled sundae.
- Sandwich: Slice the peaches and and layer them into a panini sandwich with brie and prosciutto
- Salad: Cut the peaches into wedges and toss them in a salad with baby spinach, goat cheese and candied pecans
- Breakfast: Top with vanilla Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of granola.
- Pizza: Add grilled peaches to a pizza along with some fresh mozzarella and a sprinkle of rosemary.
Once you try these grilled peaches, you’ll find yourself making them all season long!
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- 4 peaches ripe but firm
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- pinch of cinnamon
- Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium heat.
- Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits.
- Brush each peach half with vegetable oil.
- Grill the peaches for 3-5 minutes or until dark grill marks form. Rotate the peaches halfway through to get cross-hatched grill marks.
- In a small bowl, mix together the honey and cinnamon. Brush the honey mixture over the warm peaches, then serve.