Grilled peaches dipped in brown sugar - ginger - butter and grilled. The perfect, easy summer dessert after dinner.
These are best warm, fresh from the grill topped with a crumbled ginger cookie and a scoop of ice cream.
Updated August 1, 2022.Jump to Recipe
I can never resist stone fruit, and especially when grilled. It's warm, softened, and juicy. If you add some brown sugar, like this recipe, you may get a slight crust from the sugar.
And if your grill is still hot from cooking dinner, this dessert can be ready super quick.
One of the wonderful things about grilling fruit is that the heat of the grill softens the fruit, and intensifies the natural sugars. This makes grilling a perfect way to use underripe fruit.
Ingredients for Grilled Peaches
- Peaches - freestone peaches are best, since the flesh easily releases from the pit. Also, slightly under-ripe peaches grill better as they hold their shape better under heat. Fully ripe peaches tend to collapse. Nectarines, a close cousin to peaches, can be substituted.
- Ginger - this recipe works best with either purchased Ginger Paste or Lightly Dried Ginger. Both are available from Gourmet Garden, and I use both products for lots of recipes.
- Cookies - I use Tate's Gluten-Free Ginger Zinger Cookies and also love Effie's Ginger Biscuits. I don't crumble the Ginger Biscuits since they're small.
- Ice cream - both plain vanilla and caramel ice creams work great with grilled peaches.
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Cookina BBQ Sheets - these are reusable non-stick mats that are easy to clean. This makes grill cleanup a snap, and are perfect for grilling tender and / or small foods that might otherwise fall through the grates. They're suitable for smokers and gas, charcoal and electric barbecues.
Stovetop Grill Pan - if you don't have a BBQ grill, you can grill peaches on the stovetop, using a grill pan over medium-high heat.
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Grilled Peaches with Ginger a la Mode
- 4 firm peaches freestone peaches so the pits are easily removed
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon Lightly Dried Ginger from Gourmet Garden
- 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream Non-Dairy and Gluten-Free
- 4 Tate's Bake Shop Gluten-Free Ginger Zinger Cookies
- Fire up the grill on high, and lay down a Cookina Grill Sheet on the grill.
- Slice the peaches in half, twist, and remove the pits. With freestone peaches, it's really that easy when the peaches are ripe.
- Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, and dip each peach half in butter. Sprinkle the cut surfaces generously with brown sugar and ginger.
- Place the peaches on the Grilling Sheet, with the cut sides facing down. Reduce the heat to medium, close the lid of the grill, and grill for 20 minutes, or until softened.
- Lift the peaches with a spatula, and place in the bottoms of 4 bowls. Top with a scoop of ice cream, and crumble 1 cookie over each bowl.
- Serve immediately while the peaches are warm and the ice cream just starting to melt.