grilled cinnamon sugar peaches

I don’t know about y’all, but I just love peaches. They are such a lovely (read: ambrosial) gift from God. We recently bought a bunch of peaches from Costco (a store that never ceases to amaze me) and decided to test them out on the new BGE. Grilled peaches are incredibly simple to make; and actually really hard to screw up. Since peach season is swiftly coming to a close, buy them all up and grill some for a {healthier} dessert treat!

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ingredients:

  • peaches (1 per person), sliced in half (along the seam) and pit removed
  • 1-1.5 tsp butter, melted, per peach
  • ~0.5 tsp cinnamon, per peach
  • ~1 Tbs brown sugar (I used coconut sugar), per peach
  • vanilla ice cream (optional, but highly recommended)

tools:

  • basting brush
  • small bowl or ramekin for brown sugar/cinnamon mixture
  • small bowl or mug for melted butter
  • knife, for slicing peaches
  • grill

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Step one: heat your grill. [We grilled our peaches after grilling beer butt chickens (pictured to your right), so the grill was already hot (~350 F). If you Google grilled peach recipes, you’ll find recipes that call for high heat and recipes that call for low heat; so either will likely work as long as you monitor your fruit.] Mix the cinnamon and sugar together well and set aside.

Once the grill is hot, brush the cut side of each peach with melted butter (no need to saturate, but enough to cover the space). Place each half cut-side down on the grill plate. Grill for 2-4 minutes, or until there are grill marks. [Note: I put them cut-side down over direct heat, for those with both direct and indirect heat options.] Brush the skin of each half lightly with butter, then flip the peaches over. [Note: I put the halves on indirect heat at this point.]

Sprinkle (heavily) the cut side of the halves with the cinnamon sugar mix. Close the grill lid and grill the peaches for about 6-8 minutes, or until the peaches are tender and a fork slides into the fruit with ease.

Remove the peaches from the grill and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream (you won’t regret it). Eat up, y’all!

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p.s. and you should probably serve dessert with a glass of wine. in a fantastic wine glass such as this one. #watchmesip #onchardonaynay  🙂

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