The decadent days of summer are definitely here. At least at my house:) I’ve been seeing lots of images of grilled peaches lately and I decided it was high time to give it a try. This dish was so easy. I had no idea, but grilled peaches make for a super simple and delicious summer dessert. A bite of a fresh peach is like tasting summer itself.
My boys think this dish is like eating peach cobbler without the crust. I have to admit it’s an accurate portrayal except that the grilled aspect of this dish adds an extra dimension.
I adapted my cinnamon honey butter recipe from here. But I completely winged the grilling of the peaches. It is so uncomplicated. I’ve included the recipe below just in case you want to give this a try during one of our last summer days in August.
Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Honey Butter
5 or 6 ripe peaches- cut in half, pit removed
olive oil for brushing on cut side of peaches
I placed the peaches cut side down on the grill after they had been brushed with olive oil. I let them cook for about 5-7 minutes. I took a peak at about midway through to see how they were looking. I determined their readiness by simply looking at the degree of grill marks. I have no idea if this is how it is supposed to done, but it seemed to work for me.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
1/2 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
7 1/2 tablespoons of honey (more or less depending upon preference)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
a pinch of nutmeg
additional cinnamon to sprinkle on top of peaches
To create the butter its as easy as mixing all the ingredients together. You can use a large industrial sized mixer, but I used my handheld immersion blender and it worked great.
Once the grilled peaches are ready simply apply a dollop of butter on top of the peaches and wait for the butter to melt into gooey yumminess. I also sprinkled a bit more cinnamon on top of each individual peach slice. This recipe can easily be tweaked for individual preference.