Grilled Peaches

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Now that grilling season is officially here, I’m excited to make all of my favorite outdoor meals. Ever since a couple years ago, my favorite thing to make on the grill has always been pizza, although my BBQ chicken and pineapple quesadillas come in at a close second. I really wanted to try a dessert on the grill this time though, and after seeing peaches in the grocery store, I couldn’t get them out of my head. Since hubby is the grill master around here, he helped me cook them while I made this simple syrup to pour over the top once they were ready. You can also top them with a number of different things: toasted almonds, pecans, whipped cream, ice cream…but we enjoyed them with the touch of extra sweetness from just the syrup. Happy grilling!

For the syrup:

  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp rum
  • 1/3 cup light agave nectar

For the peaches:

  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

In a small saucepan, heat the brown sugar, rum, and agave over medium-high heat until it begins to boil.

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Let cook for 5 minutes or until reduced by about half, and the syrup becomes thick but still pourable. If it gets too thick, just add some water and cook down a little longer until you reach the right consistency.

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Heat your grill to medium heat. Brush each of the peach halves with olive oil, and then place them cut side down on the grill.

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Cook for 2-3 minutes without moving the peaches.

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Drizzle the syrup over the peaches (and add extra toppings if you desire). Enjoy!

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25 Responses to “Grilled Peaches”

  1. 1 Lori @ RecipeGirl Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Love it! Such a healthy thing to incorporate into my Fitting-Into-My-Bathing-Suit Diet ;)

  2. 2 Maria Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Such a great treat for summer!

  3. 3 carolinaheartstrings Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What a fantastic looking dessert to go with whatever else you have whipped up on the grill. Great job!

  4. 4 JenniferA Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I posted about grilled peaches recently too but I burned my simple syrup. Oops! Turns out honey is a lovely substitute, and a little vanilla yogurt on top is nice too and keeps it healthy. :-)

  5. 5 Allison @ Novice Life Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Yum! I need to try this!!

  6. 6 Jessica Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Mmmm! I love grilled fruit. Is there something you can substitute for the agave nectar? I’m not able to find that at my grocery store :(

  7. 7 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    These look absolutely amazing, Tracy! Love the simplicity of this dish because it’s one that I can totally handle right now. :)

  8. 8 Liz @ BLog is the New Black Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Right up my alley!

  9. 9 Maris (In Good Taste) Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    What a great idea for a healthy dessert!

  10. 10 Katrina Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Looove this! They sound so good!

  11. 11 Jenny Flake Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Double YUM! I could eat a whole plate of these beauties!

  12. 12 d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I LOVE grilled peaches, but I always have a hard time making them not stick to the grill. Maybe I need more olive oil!

  13. 13 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, these look incredible! I love grilled fruit!

  14. 14 Heather Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Looks fantastic! I love when all the fresh fruit comes in season, and peaches and nectarines are some of my favorites!

  15. 15 jess? @ Multicultural Melbourne Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Ohh I love these! We used to make them with mum alllll the time when were were younger, and often used apricots too! Never tried it with agave nextar though, sounds interesting!

  16. 16 Rachel - A Southern Fairytale Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I adore grilled peaches! Thank you for your delicious recipe!

  17. 17 Erecipe Nutritional Calculator Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 5:53 am

    hmmm love peaches too…love grilling season

  18. 18 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Love that little hit of rum in the syrup!

  19. 19 Aimee Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    What an awesome side to any grilled dinner. I love something sweet with my meal. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 20 Evan @swEEts Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I just bought some peaches yesterday and grilled ones may just make the perfect addition to the pork chops we planning grilling as well!

  21. 21 Ari's simple cake recipes Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    wow, this is a great ideea for a dessert after a barbecue with pork meat

  22. 22 Jenna Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Delectable!! A friend of mine served pork with grilled peaches for her wedding reception and it was fabulous–so minus the syrup, these would also be good along a piece of meat!

  23. 23 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    June 8th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea for an easy summer dessert. Caramelized fruit has such a great flavor and I like your idea of sprinkling it with nuts.

  24. 24 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    June 13th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Oh how I love peaches! I’ve never grilled them, but it looks like a FANTASTIC idea.

  25. 25 Krafty Keely Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Yummy! I will be making these for Father’s day lunch!

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