Grilled Peaches

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  • Cook time icon 15 minutes Prep | 5 minutes Cooking
  • Servings icon 6-8 Servings
Grilled Peaches with Basil and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 6-8 ripe yet slightly firm peaches, halved and pit removed
  • ¼ cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh basil, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

1. Mix mayonnaise, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

2. Lightly baste the cut side of each peach half with the mayonnaise mixture.

3. Prepare grill; clean grates thoroughly before placing the fruit on the grill.

4. Grill peaches cut side down until fruit has grill marks and begins to get soft, about 2-3 minutes.

5. Remove from grill, top with feta cheese and sliced basil.

Recipe Story

If you’re going to the trouble of setting up the grill, take advantage of the great grilling weather and fresh summer produce and incorporate a grilled dessert into your cookout menu. Grilled peaches are the perfect candidate: naturally juicy and sweet, the tender peaches readily absorb glazes and caramelize beautifully in the heat. Their sturdy skin ensures that the delicate fruits won’t fall apart during the grilling process. As an added bonus, the well left by the pit provides the perfect hollow for toppings like crumbled feta or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

You may be perfectly content biting into a ripe, juicy, peach and savoring the sticky-sweet juice that dribbles down your chin, but you’d be remiss if you didn’t try this grilled peaches recipe. Heating peaches takes their texture and flavor to another level, bringing out their intoxicating sweetness in a delicious new way. (There’s a reason warm, peach-based dishes like pies and cobblers are so popular!) This recipe combines a sweet brown sugar and cinnamon glaze with fresh basil and tangy feta cheese for a refreshing myriad of bold, summery flavors.

Why Use Duke’s for Grilling Peaches?

Duke’s Mayonnaise plays an important role in this grilled peaches recipe. Duke’s serves as the base for the brown sugar and cinnamon glaze, allowing for easy application with a basting brush. Most importantly, a light coat of Duke’s Mayonnaise protects the tender, delicate fruits from burning or sticking to the grill’s grates.

Which Peaches Are Best for Grilling?

Freestone peaches work best on the grill. Ripe, soft peaches have more sugar and burn easily, and rock-hard peaches aren’t as flavorful as their riper counterparts. Yellow peaches make delicious grilled desserts, but feel free to experiment with ripe white peaches, nectarines, or plums.

Other Ideas for Grilled Peaches

Savory balsamic glazes, sweet cheeses like honey goat cheese, and cool whipped cream all make excellent grilled peach toppings, and leftover grilled peaches are delicious in salads and sandwiches. For a variation on this recipe’s brown sugar and cinnamon glaze, try substituting cloves, nutmeg, or Chinese five spice.

Notes

Try serving the peaches with vanilla or butter pecan ice cream instead of basil and cheese.

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