Grilled peaches are among my culinary highlights of summer. It's so simple to grill a peach, and the resulting flavors are amazing. We spike this dish with some Schnapps, but feel free to substitute nectar or orange juice if serving to kids or teetotaling. Either way, add homemade whipped cream or a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on the side to make this a complete dessert.
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- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 cup Peach Schnapps, optional
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 6 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
- vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
- dark brown sugar, for sprinkling
- fresh mint or basil, for garnish
To marinate the peaches:
Mix together the lime juice, peach Schnapps or nectar and honey in a small bowl and pour the marinade over the split peaches. Refrigerate one to two hours, turning occasionally.
To grill the peaches:
Pre-heat your grill to medium hot. Drain off the marinade and pat the peaches dry. Grill the peaches until they just begin to caramelize and are browned in spots, a few minutes on each side. Sprinkle with the dark brown sugar just to get a light coating and close grill just to melt the sugar and make it nice and bubbly.
Let the peaches cool until slightly warm. Place two halves on each plate or small bowl. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. Garnish with mint or basil.
If you like this quick and easy dessert check out our cherry hazelnut bruschetta recipe.