Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches


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Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches, are the perfect summer dessert… fresh, juicy and sweet! Peaches are brushed with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, grilled until tender and topped with ice cream before serving! 

This time of year peaches are bursting with flavor; perfect for everything from peach pie to peach cobbler. If you’re in the mood for quick and easy, this is the perfect choice!

Grilled peaches in a wooden bowl.

The Best Tips for Grilling Peaches

Start with firm, but ripe peaches. Make sure they are clean and dry. Remove the pit by running a knife around the peach and twisting it to pull apart. To get the peach pit out, simply use a spoon or just pull it out. If it’s stuck, use a paring knife to carefully cut around it and pop it out.

The trick here is to grill the peaches where the heat is indirect in order to gently caramelize the brown sugar to the peach without burning it.

Two images showing peaches being brushed with butter and brown sugar before being grilled and cooling on a tray after being grilled.

What to Use Grilled Peaches For

Grilled Peaches stand on their own with their sweet, buttery, brown-sugary taste. They make a fancy side dish next to grilled steaks or pork chops and they also make a great dessert, either alone, or drizzled with caramel sauce or even with a scoop of vanilla ice cream popped right in the center and then garnished with shaved chocolate and a sprig of mint! So pretty and so tasty!

Try making a grilled peach salad (similar to a strawberry spinach salad). Simply grill peaches without the sugar, cool slightly and chop them.  Toss with fresh spinach, some crisp pancetta, a sprinkle of crumbled feta. Drizzle with a bright vinaigrette and you have a summer-y salad that will impress your guests!

Grilled peaches on a bowl.

How to Grill Peaches

Grilled peaches are an easy dessert that you can have on the table in under ten minutes!

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high or find the medium heat spot on the grill.
  2. Brush the cut side of each peach half (with the pit removed) with the brown sugar mixture in the recipe below.
  3. Grill peaches with the cut side up about 3 minutes, then cut side down between 3-5 minutes until the peaches are tender and the sugar is caramelized.

Serve warm with ice cream or other toppings!

Close up of a grilled peach topped with ice cream.

Other Delicious Additions

Chopped and toasted pecans or walnuts or even a sprinkle of granola will give your grilled peaches a little bit of a crunch.

Whipped cream or even vanilla yogurt makes a sweet and creamy sauce as it melts over grilled peaches. Put them in a bowl with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg over the top!

Just Peachy Recipes

Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Grilled Peaches, nothing says summer like this fresh, juicy, sweet dessert! They are grilled with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, then topped with ice cream before serving! 

Ingredients

  • 3 large peaches halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
  • ice cream for serving optional

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Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Brush cut side of peaches with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Rub the brown sugar into the butter so it sticks. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

  3. Place peaches cut up and grill 3 minutes. Flip over and grill and cook 3-5 minutes or until browned and tender.
  4. Serve warm with ice cream.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information does not include ice cream.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 78, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 34mg, Potassium: 143mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 361%, Vitamin C: 5%, Calcium: 8%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Grilled Peaches in a wooden bowl.
Grilled peaches in a wooden bowl.
Top image - grilled peaches in a wooden bowl. Bottom image - peaches brushed before being grilled.

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