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Grilled Peaches (Easy Dessert Recipe)

Get ready to fall in love with these grilled peaches! This recipe transforms the humble stone fruit into a sweet, smoky feast.

Peaches, when grilled, become a caramelized treasure, perfect for warm nights when you want something light.

Grilled peaches topped with vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel syrup.
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Imagine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon melding together, creating an irresistible aroma. It’s simply to die for!

Serve them hot, with a generous scoop of ice cream melting into each succulent crevice. The blend of hot peaches and cold ice cream is simply divine.

As a bonus, this recipe is easier to make than you think. 

So ditch the complicated desserts, as perfectly grilled peaches await!

Ingredients for Grilled Peaches

Ready to turn peaches into a true sensation? Here’s what you need. (Full measurements are at the bottom of the page.)

  • Peaches – Freestone varieties make your life easier since the pit pops right out, but any juicy peaches will do.
  • Olive oil or melted butter – Brush it on to keep the peaches from sticking to the grill. It also adds a subtle richness. Olive oil keeps it light, while butter brings a classic flavor.
  • Honey or maple syrup – Drizzle your choice of sweetener to enhance the peaches’ natural sugars. Honey gives a floral sweetness, and maple syrup adds an earthy note.
  • Ground cinnamon – This optional spice makes everything nice. It adds a warm, aromatic depth, perfect with peaches.
  • Vanilla ice cream – The creamy, dreamy partner to your grilled peaches. It melts into each warm slice for a match made in dessert heaven.
Ripe peaches cut in halves on a grilling pan.

How to Grill Peaches

Grilling peaches is a simple way to unleash their sweet, juicy potential. Here’s how to do it.

1. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the peaches with olive oil or butter. This will keep them from sticking and add a layer of flavor.

2. Grill them face down. Lay them cut-side on the grill for those beautiful marks and a soft texture, about 4-5 minutes.

3. Sweeten and spice them. After flipping, jazz them up with honey or maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor.

4. Cool them off. Give them a minute or two off the heat to make them just right for eating.

5. Serve them with ice cream. Top each warm peach half with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat. Enjoy!

Ripe peaches grilled on a grilling pan

Tips for Success

Master the art of grilled peaches with these insider tips.

  • Be picky with your peaches. Choose firm yet ripe peaches for grilling to ensure they hold up and taste great.
  • Try a ripening trick. To speed up ripening, place peaches in a paper bag along with a ripe banana.
  • Try a pit removal secret. For freestone peaches, slice around and twist. For clingstones, cut across and twist, then scoop the pit out.
  • Prep your grill properly. Always start with a clean, preheated grill for those perfect grill marks.
  • No grill? No problem. A grill pan or air fryer can mimic the grilling effect, giving those peaches a nice, smoky flavor.
  • Give them some crunch. Toss on some toasted nuts or granola for texture. It’s a small touch that makes a big difference.
  • Add the perfect finishing touch. A dollop of whipped cream or vanilla yogurt turns into a delicious sauce, complementing the peaches perfectly.
Grilled peaches on a grilling pan.

Ways to Serve Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches are a game-changer for both desserts and sides. Here’s how to enjoy them in a bunch of delicious ways.

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  • Classic Ice Cream Pairing – Top each grilled peach half with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chopped walnuts. It’s a match made in heaven, with creamy meets juicy and a crunch to finish.
  • Simple and Sweet – Enjoy them as is, or add a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra layer of decadence. A sprig of mint adds a fresh touch.
  • Peaches and Pork – Serve grilled peaches alongside pork chops for a sweet and savory combination to elevate the meal.
  • Peachy Salad – Chop the grilled peaches and toss them in a salad with spinach, feta cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Savory Twist – Serve grilled peaches on a charcuterie platter with burrata, prosciutto, and bread.

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Peach Crisp

Grilled Peaches (Easy Dessert Recipe)

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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Grilled peaches are sweet, healthy, and so delicious! Served with vanilla ice cream, they make for the perfect dessert.


  • 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, about 350°Fahrenheit to 400°Fahrenheit.
  • Brush the cut sides of the peaches with olive oil or melted butter. This helps to prevent sticking and adds flavor.
  • Place the peaches cut-side down on the grill. Grill them for about 4-5 minutes or until the peaches have nice grill marks and start to soften.
  • Flip the peaches over, drizzle them with honey or maple syrup, and sprinkle them with ground cinnamon (if using). Grill for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Allow the peaches to cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve each peach half with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Enjoy!


  • Optional garnishes: mint leaves, toasted almonds or pecans, honey, or maple syrup for drizzling.
  • Choose ripe peaches that are firm to the touch for the best grilling results.
  • Adjust the amount of honey or maple syrup based on the sweetness of your peaches and personal preference.
  • If you don’t have a grill, pan-fry the peaches in a skillet over medium heat for a similar effect.
Grilled peaches

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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