Since I purchased my new grill I have been grilling non-stop. I wanted to make a grilled dessert but was lacking in ideas. Then I went to the supermarket and they had fresh peaches on sale. Then the light bulb went on. I am going to make Grilled Peaches.

Grilled peaches topped with ice cream
Grilled peaches topped with ice cream

The extra sauce was caught using a piece of tinfoil.  It drizzled perfectly over the ice cream.

Grilled Peaches

  • 2 peaches
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

The first step is to pick the right peaches.  You want peaches that are ripe but still firm.  If they are too soft, they will just melt onto the grill.

The perfect peach
The perfect peach

Next cut the peaches in half.  Remove the pit and scoop out any that is left in the peach.

Next mix up the stuffing.  Cut the butter into cubes and place in a bowl.  Then add the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Using the tines of a fork or a pastry blender, incorporate the ingredients.  You want the butter to reduce in size.  It should end up being about the size of a pea when fully chopped up.

This will melt and make the greatest sauce ever!! - Maybe not ever, but that I have ever had.
This will melt and make the greatest sauce ever!! – Maybe not ever, but that I have ever had.

Place the peaches fruit side down on a preheated medium/high grill.  Let cook for 4-5 minutes.  You should have nice grill lines on the peaches.

Place face down
Place face down

Next take a piece of heavy duty tinfoil and make a pan shape with it.  You need to make sure that it has about 1/2 inch or higher edges.  If you do not have heavy duty tinfoil, double up a normal sheet of tinfoil.  I found it is easier to make two pans as the weight of the peaches can break the foil when you lift it.  Next place the foil on the grill and then place the peaches skin side down on the foil.

Fill the peaches with the stuffing.  Mound it up.  When the stuffing melts it will ooze over the edges of the peaches and create a nice sauce in the bottom of the foil pan.  Grill with the lid closed for another 5-6 minutes.  The peaches are done when they are soft all the way through.

It will melt quickly, but make sure to grill the peaches till soft.
It will melt quickly, but make sure to grill the peaches till soft. Sorry for the pics, it got dark as I was making the peaches.  The blue hue is from my grill light.

When done, remove the whole tinfoil pan from the grill.

I love grill lines on fruit
I love grill lines on fruit

Plate the peaches in a bowl, top with vanilla ice cream and then drizzle the remaining sauce over the top.

I ran out of vanilla ice cream and ended up using vanilla heath bar crunch.  The heath bars added a nice texture.  I would recommend trying it.
I ran out of vanilla ice cream and ended up using vanilla heath bar crunch. The heath bars added a nice texture. I would recommend trying it.

This was probably one my greatest grilling victories.  It was awesome!!

Happy Grilling
Happy Grilling

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

2 Comments

  1. Hi – Your directions and illustrations are the best ones that I found. Anxious to try them.

    • Thank you very much Margie. I strive to make the posts as informative as I can.

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