Grilled Peaches

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Did you know you can make the most amazing desserts on the grill? Well now you do! Embrace all of the flavors of summer with this tasty recipe for grilled peaches.

Grilled peach halves garnished with mint leaves and a raspberry, served in a round metal dish. A small bowl of vanilla ice cream is visible nearby.
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Grilled Peaches Recipe

Juicy peaches always make the best desserts! From peach crisp to a classic peach cobbler, you can turn fresh peaches into amazing treats. These easy grilled peaches are no exception!

I'm all for an easy dessert, and these caramelized peaches are super easy to throw together. Peaches are one of our favorite summer fruits, so I'll forever be looking for more and more ways to make them into a delicious sweet treat!

Farmer's markets sell the best peaches, but even local grocery stores will sell this ripe fruit in abundance during the summer. Then you can just slice them in half, fire up the grill and make this really simple dessert.

Next time you make homemade hamburgers or pizza on the grill, just save some space on those grill grates for the perfect summer dessert. Grilled peaches are great addition to any meal and the whole family will love them!

Why You'll Love this Recipe

Use up that abundance of juicy, overripe peaches simply by slicing them and throwing them on the grill. You'll love how grilling brings out a beautiful flavor in peaches:

  • This grilled peach recipe is a much healthier swap if you are looking for a sweet treat that doesn't have any added sugar. While you can add toppings to grilled peaches, you can also eat them all on their own. The natural sweetness of this stone fruit makes for the perfect health dessert.
  • Throw this recipe together in about 10 minutes. It is a great last minute addition to your dinner menu. 
  • Clean up is the best part about these sweet peaches. Prep time is quick and then you can simply enjoy your easy summer dessert instead of spending time in the kitchen cleaning up.
A metal dish containing grilled peach halves garnished with a raspberry and mint leaves. A jar of cinnamon sticks and a bowl of sugar are partially visible in the background.

Ingredients

You only need four simple ingredients to make the perfect grilled peaches. You may even have everything on hand already! Here's what you need:

  • peaches: There are two categories of peaches — freestone peaches and clingstone peaches — but most people really only recognize the difference between yellow peaches and white peaches. You can use whichever you'd like in this recipe, but yellow peaches are our favorite!
  • olive oil: Feel free to use a different neutral oil, or you could even use some melted butter!
  • ground cinnamon: A dash of ground cinnamon makes for a lovely flavor combination. You can also use some ground nutmeg and allspice for more warming flavors.
  • salt: Just a pinch of salt helps balance the sweetness of the peach and bring out the flavors perfectly.
A metal dish contains grilled peach halves garnished with mint leaves and a raspberry. A jar of cinnamon sticks, a bowl of sugar, and a whole peach are visible on the side.

Hot Tip: Want your peaches to be extra sweet? Drizzle some honey or maple syrup on them right before you take them off the grill. Brown sugar, coconut sugar and even regular granulated white sugar would be tasty too!

How to Make Grilled Peaches

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make this delicious summer dessert in just a few minutes:

First things first, make sure you are starting with a squeaky clean grill. Check out my post on how to clean a grill for the best tips and tricks. I like to make sure my grill is extra clean before making these peaches so that their flavor is the best of the best.

A wooden cutting board with three whole peaches and two halved peaches with pits removed.

Once clean, preheat your grill over medium-high heat. The sweet spot is around 350-400°F (175-200°C).

Wash each peach thoroughly and then slice them in half and remove the pit from the middle.

Halved peaches being brushed with oil on a wooden cutting board.

Using a basting brush, brush the peaches evenly with olive oil. Then sprinkle ground cinnamon over each one and add a pinch of salt as well.

Place the cut sides of the peaches onto the hot grill grates. Grill for 3-4 minutes until fork tender.

A round metal dish containing five grilled peach halves, each with grill marks and garnished with mint leaves; one peach half has a raspberry on top. A bowl of ice cream is visible in the background.

Carefully remove from the grill, add your favorite toppings, and serve!

How to Store Leftover Grilled Peaches

Allow leftover peaches to cool completely and then transfer to an airtight storage container. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, pop into the oven until warmed through.

A small white bowl contains a grilled peach half, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a single raspberry, and a mint leaf garnish, with a metal spoon placed inside the bowl.

What to Serve with Grilled Peaches

We love to serve grilled peaches after a tasty summer dinner of grilled chicken fajitas or grilled bruschetta pizza.

A warm grilled peach with a big ol' scoop of ice cream is just mouthwateringly tasty! I like to use some homemade vanilla ice cream or my show-stopping salted caramel ice cream.

Some simple whipped cream or coconut whipped cream, would be delicious too. A drizzle of caramel sauce, hot fudge sauce or maple syrup is yummy too. Or go savory with some goat cheese and honey.

And they're not just for dessert. Serve them on a salad like this grilled chicken salad or as a side to some juicy pork chops.

Tips for Success

Make sure this recipe is extra wonderful by following these few tips for success:

  • I recommend using firm peaches so that they don't fall apart on the grill. However, don't grab peaches that are so firm they are not even ripe yet. Somewhere in the middle should be good!
  • To help prevent sticking, oil the grill grates before placing the peaches onto the grill.
  • Some people prefer to peel their peach before grilling, but I recommend leaving the skin on. I always have better results when I do
A steel plate holds grilled peach halves; one topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a raspberry, and a mint leaf. Additional peach halves and mint leaves are in the background.

FAQ

What spices enhance peaches?

Cinnamon is my most favorite to use, but other warming spices will bring out the flavor of peaches too. Nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, clove and allspice are great options!

Are cooked peaches healthy?

Grilling a peach does not remove its nutritional benefits! They are still loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium and other essential vitamins and minerals.

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Grilled peach halves garnished with mint leaves and a raspberry, served in a round metal dish. A small bowl of vanilla ice cream is visible nearby.

Grilled Peaches

Peach cobbler is delicious, but boy is it a lot of work. That's why I love to make grilled peaches! They're so much easier, but just as yummy.
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 peaches halved
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • olive oil to brush
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill over medium-high heat — anywhere from 350-400°F (175-200°C).
  • Wash each peach thoroughly and then slice in half and remove the pit.
  • Using a basting brush, brush the peaches evenly with olive oil. Then sprinkle ground cinnamon over each one and a pinch of salt.
  • Place the cut sides of the peaches onto the hot grill grates. Grill for 3-4 minutes until fork tender.
  • Carefully remove from the grill, add your favorite toppings, and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5peach | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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