Monday, July 7, 2014

Easy Grilled Peaches W/Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

It's summer time! And my absolute favorite time of year to enjoy in season fruits. Blackberries, cherries, strawberries and peaches are always on the top of my list for must have summer fruits. Peaches are my favorite! And I enjoy eating them alone, in a cobbler, in a pie, cake or homemade preserves.  

Texas is hot to say the least, so summer time is also grilling time at our house. Last month during my visit to Walmart in Bentonville, I attended a grilling presentation where I picked up a few grilling tip and tricks from Chef Ernst Servantes, Western and Kingsford. 


I learned all about the different Kingsford charcoals, smoking using cedar planks on a grill, cooking the perfect steak, grilling vegetables and how to makes these delicious Easy Grilled Peaches. The best part about the presentation is that we got to enjoy all the yummy foods we learned to grill.

My favorite dishes were the Grilled Mixed Vegetable Salad, Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad, Grilled Tomato Crostini, and the beautiful grilled peaches pictured above. I found myself hunting down Chef Ernst just to find out how to make these yummy peaches to share with y'all.

Grilled peaches taste just like peach cobbler without the crust. my favorite part is how the brown sugar caramelizes when grilled. Serve these grilled peaches as side or a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Over the summer I will be featuring a few more recipes that I learned to make at the grilling event, so stayed tuned.

These are the ingredients you will need: 4-6 fresh peaches, brown sugar, honey or agave nectar, cinnamon (not pictured), and vanilla ice cream.

Start by preheating your outdoor grill with Charcoal.  Rinse the peaches, pat dry and then cut each peach in half.  

Coat each half with 1 tablespoons (less if you want) of brown sugar. 

Allow the peaches to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or until the brown sugar has dissolved.

Place the cut side of the peaches down on a hot grill (in direct heat) for about 5 - 10-minutes or until a bit of char has appeared.

Flip the peaches over and grill the outside of the peaches for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Remove from grill, drizzle with honey or agave nectar, and then slice each half into slices. Cool slightly and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Stop by your local Walmart and pick up a few locally grown peaches and make this recipe. You won't be sorry!

For more great grilling recipes check out my fellow Walmart Mom's and their recipes.






Easy Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

4 - 6 fresh ripe, but firm peaches
2/3 - 1 cup brown sugar
1/4 - cup honey or agave nectar
vanilla ice cream  
cinnamon for garnish 

Preheat your outdoor grill with charcoal.  Rinse, half and pit all of the peaches.  Coat each half with 1 tablespoons of brown sugar. 

Allow the peaches to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or until the brown sugar has dissolved.

Place the cut side of the peaches down on a hot grill (in direct heat) for 5 - 10 minutes or until a bit of char has appeared.


Flip the peaches over and grill the underside of the peaches for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Remove from grill and drizzle with honey or agave nectar, then slice each half in half. Cool slightly & serve with Vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 


Servings: 4-6

 



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11 comments:

Michele said... #

What a beautiful looking dessert. So summery! Cannot wait to try this one.

Tina Butler said... #

I have made this recipe three times since I've been back home LOL. Such a simple dessert for summer.

Medeja said... #

Looks simple, but delicious! Great dessert for summer :)

Colleen said... #

Looks Absolutely Amazing.
Enjoy your day and keep cool. I just not looking forward to the high temperatures that are in the forecast for days to come.

Joanne Voth said... #

I love grilled peaches and this simple, yet delicious way to eat them.

Tina Butler said... #

Oh I'm right there with ya Colleen. Texas can be brutal in the summer and the heat is just really starting to set in. Stay cool my friend.

Marsha Baker said... #

I LOVE this idea. They look beautiful and no doubt, taste just as good. And with ice cream even??......

Colleen said... #

I gotta tell ya; I made the Sara Evan's Missouri Dirt Cake yesterday and stuck it in the freezer for us to have today. I used the Oreo pudding in place of the vanilla. The Oreo pudding was the only kind I had in the house so the dessert will be well blessed with Oreo's but nothing wrong with that I guess. :}
It's going to taste mighty good and refreshing for later on.

Tina Butler said... #

Oh yum I bet that is good with the cookies and cream pudding. Nothing wrong with double Oreo's :)

Lindsay said... #

That's so interesting -- grilling peaches -- I've never thought of it before. I think its a great idea!

cherry fe vallejo said... #

Wow very easy to do,nice setting all in all perfect :) Thank you :) personal chef in austin