posted on May 26th, 2017 by Sara Trujillo
Your Summer Dessert Secret Weapon: Peaches on the Grill
It’s not summer if you’re not firing up the grill, and lucky for you there’s some seriously great meat on special to kick off the party. And to finish things off sweetly, we have a secret tip for something special: grilled peaches. When you grill peaches (or other stone fruits), you perform a kind of magic. The heat of the grill makes the natural sugars caramelize, creating a new sweet and smoky flavor that will make you an instant fan. And you don’t have to serve the peaches warm to get the full flavor impact. Grill them up in advance, pop them in the fridge, and serve when you’re ready. And though you can use the grilled peaches in an endless variety of ways, some of our favorites are the simplest: Just top with whipped cream, Mascarpone cheese, cinnamon, chopped nuts, honey, or all of the above!
How to grill fruit
Our favorites for grilling: Peaches (of course!), nectarines, bananas, pineapple, strawberries, and watermelon
1. Cut the fruit so there is a nice big flat surface to grill and remove any seeds or pits
2. Lightly brush with olive oil to keep it from sticking to the grill
3. Put fruit on the grill and watch closely; it only takes a few minutes on each side to get the best flavor