Grilled Peaches: The BEST Summer Dessert

Grilled Peaches

July 23, 2014   11 Comments

I fell in love with peaches when I lived in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is a peachy place.

There wasn’t a roadside stand I wouldn’t stop at if there were buckets of peaches. I don’t know how many I ate over my five years in Georgia, but I am sure they lost money when I left.

Chez Panisse, a top restaurant in Berkeley, California famously served a peach as dessert. This meant that the restaurant DIDN’T earn the highest French starred rating because the dessert was considered “too simple”. I wonder if the reviewer tasted that peach.

Now I live in Massachusetts, and try as I might to like the local peaches – they don’t do it for me. There is a peach orchard very close to my home and I find the peaches sour. Give me a California or Georgia peach (the best!) any day of the week. Minus five points for not eating local produce ☺

Now is your moment to buy peaches. Go get them and if you can hold off from eating them immediately, you should grill them.

I make sure my grill is clean from whatever else I have been grilling. I heat the grill for about 10 minutes on high and then I scrub it with a wire brush. I toss the peaches on and my family waits impatiently – “Peaches done yet?”.

The cooked peach explodes with flavor and the texture is like pudding. I serve them with whipped cream or nothing at all.

Have you tried grilled peaches?

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Grilled Peaches Recipe

Serves 2

2 peaches, almost ripe

Heat a grill on high for 10 minutes and clean with a wire brush. Cut peaches in half and remove pits. Place peach flat side down and grill on medium high for 3 minutes. Flip over and grill for another 2-3 minutes until peach is hot. Enjoy immediately!

61 calories, 0.3 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 15.0 g carbohydrates, 13.1 g sugar, 1.4 g protein, 2.4 g fiber, 0 mg sodium, 0 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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11 Comments:

I also LOVE good peaches! In my opinion, New Jersey has some of the best. Love your blog and your book!

on July 23, 2014

My mom does this too but with a slight variation. She grills them, puts a scoop of vanilla ice cream on them, and sprinkles with cinnamon.

on July 23, 2014

Oh Snack Girl, you have rescued me yet again!!!! I have a BBQ party to attend on Saturday and was wracking my brain for a delicious, easy, healthy, low calorie dessert... and ta da! Snack Girl to the rescue yet again! What a simple idea, and I bet nobody at the party ever thought of grilled peaches. Thanks for another wonderful idea. My taste buds and waist band alike thank you!!!

on July 23, 2014

I agree, so wonderful!! Our favorite is to place a bit of Greek yogurt in the middle of the peach, then top with a tablespoon of honey. Want one right now...

on July 23, 2014

Love peaches...my vote is for Colorado Peaches!!!

on July 23, 2014

Love this peach idea!

In my area all the peach groves have turned into vinyards! (cherries and plums too all replaced by vinyards)

on July 23, 2014

I'm a Southern California girl! Some of my favorite memories are our Summers spent driving to Berkley to visit family as we would pass the peach farms! Tons and tons of peaches as far as the eye could see!! We'd load up and have everything you could think of with a peach theme! Grilled peaches with my moms freshly made whipped cream is still one of my favorites!! My brother moved to Georgia a few years ago and raves about the peaches there as well! I love Cali for the best local produce I can get my hands on at any time! Grilled peaches rock alongside grilled pineapples and green onions with 100% grass fed steak...no sauce, just the fruit! Amazing!!

on July 23, 2014

I just have to say that Michigan peaches are really delicious too! I love peaches! Thanks for the great idea.

on July 23, 2014

Unfortunately there is a recall on all stone fruits, including peaches, right now in Southern California, due to a listeria outbreak! I wonder how long it will be before it's safe to eat peaches again!

on July 23, 2014

Im in so cal hadnt heard about the recall but I pick up my peaches directly from the growers just down the street so im good. Love to have grilled peaches especially when I am craving something sweet while still trying to stay with in my pts

on July 24, 2014

Oh my!!!Finally got around to trying this...I think that I've died and gone to heaven!!!!

on August 6, 2014


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