A simple, healthy recipe for grilled peaches. No added sugar is needed – they are naturally very sweet.
Sweet, warm grilled peaches are wonderful on their own. But they’re even better with a scoop of homemade frozen yogurt. 😋
Peaches are now in season, and I take full advantage of it! Don’t they have the most wonderful fragrance? It’s intoxicating. As much as I love them fresh, I love them even more when they are grilled. Grilling enhances their flavor and brings out their natural sweetness. And according to research, it seems that cooking does not necessarily detract from them, nutritionally.
What peaches to use for grilling?
The best peaches for this recipe are ripe yet firm. Soft, very juicy peaches are best enjoyed raw, since they won’t withstand the grilling process and will turn mushy.
How do you grill peaches without a grill?
You can use a grill pan. Or you can broil the peaches, 3-4 minutes per side. Check on them often, to make sure they don’t burn. I suggest you start checking on them after 2 minutes.
Should I add a sweetener?
I don’t think it’s necessary. Grilled peaches are very sweet. The grilling caramelizes the fruit’s natural sugar. So there’s truly no need for any added sugar, including natural sugars such as honey or maple syrup.
What to add to grilled peaches
I do like to add sweet butter. It adds wonderful flavor and richness to the sweet fruit. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon to the melted butter if you’d like. I prefer to focus on the natural peach flavor so I normally don’t, but it’s very tasty. A few drops of vanilla are also good, mixed into the melted butter prior to coating the fruit.
How to serve grilled peaches
As I mentioned above, they are excellent with a scoop of frozen yogurt. They are also great with homemade whipped cream (my version is low carb, but you can use any sweetener you like).
What about leftovers?
If you have leftover grilled peaches (which would be very surprising indeed!) 😀 , you can keep them in the fridge, in a sealed container, for 2-3 days. They are very good cold, or you can reheat them in the microwave, on 50% power.
- 4 medium peaches, ripe yet firm
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Heat grill, or grill pan, on medium heat.
- Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit. Brush the peaches all over with the melted butter.
- Place the peaches, cut side down, on the grill. Grill until tender and slightly charred, 4-5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.