Monday, September 24, 2012

Grilled Peaches - An Easy & Healthy Dessert

I love peaches!

I love them on their own as a snack, love them in jam, love them in baked goods and love them in ice cream (I think you are getting how much I love them) so I was very alarmed when we began to hear news that the peach crop in our area was going to be severely limited due to our early spring heat followed by crushing frosts.  We are trying to avoid buying produce shipped long distances so this was sad news.

Luckily, some trees did manage to produce small numbers of peaches so we have been able to secure small amounts.  No canned peaches this year but enough to enjoy some of the usual later summer treats.This is one of those tasty treats.  It is the perfect ending for a grilled dinner since it uses the grill and no need to fire up the oven or cooktop.

Now grilled peaches, on their own, with no added "stuff" are very good but when you pair it with brown sugar, vanilla and a little zing of ground ginger. Wowie! You have yourself something delish. For added decadence, serve with a creamy vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Peaches with Ginger
Modified from this recipe found on Quick Dish from Tablespoon
  • 4 peaches, ripe yet not too soft, pitted and cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, ground ginger and vanilla.
  • Add peach quarters, mixing to ensure all pieces are covered with the sugar mixture.
  • Let sit 15-30 minutes. During this time the mixture will become wetter and more liquidy.  
  • Toss every 10 minutes or so to ensure peaches stay coated.
  • On a hot grill with clean grates, place peaches, flesh side down. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on the heat, which should be turned down if the peaches begin to burn. 
  • Flip peaches to other flesh side and grill for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Peaches should now be soft and ready to serve.
Some serving ideas:
  • drizzled with a little honey
  • paired with vanilla ice cream (my favorite)
  • topped with toasted almonds


  1. Brown sugar and peaches... a match made in heaven. These look seriously yummy!

    1. These are so delish! The powdered ginger adds just the right amount of zing too.

  2. Yum this sounds so good. We love peaches too. I would love you to share this at my Tuesday linky party The Gathering Spot. Hope to see you there!


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