Grilled Peaches!

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the summer….I could shed a tear, but instead I’m going to embrace it and soak up as much summer as I can the last few days before school starts!  And this is the perfect dessert to share with your family and friends this Labor Day Weekend!  It’s simple, quick and fresh and peaches are perfectly ripe right now!  Our friend Andrea showed me step by step how to make it….

I’m not sure if Andrea “invented” this dessert or not, but I sure like her interpretation of it!


peaches (one per person)

olive oil

brown sugar

vanilla bean ice cream (go for quality here)

Wash the peaches and cut them in half and remove the pit.  Brush the cut side lightly with olive oil.  Put on a preheated grill or BBQ, cut side down first.  Once grill marks have developed, turn the peaches and add about a tablespoon of brown sugar in the depression where the pit was.  Continue to grill until grill marks have developed on the skin side.  Carefully remove (you don’t want to lose the sugar juice!) and put two halves in each serving bowl.  Add a scoop of ice cream and voila!!!  Delish!!

I love the simplicity of this dessert…sweet, smokey,rustic and delicious.  Here are a few things you could do to dress it up if you wish…

  • add mint leaves
  • add a drizzle of caramel
  • add a few fresh berries

Grill the peaches on each side until you can see grill marks.


Be careful when transporting the peaches from the bbq as the brown sugar melts in the center and makes almost a sauce. You don’t want to lose it!


This dessert epitomizes late summer…ripe, sweet peaches barbecued to taste a bit smokey, set off by the vanilla bean ice cream.

What a great way to celebrate the end of the summer….fresh peaches on the BBQ!!  I’m going to savor every last morsel of summer I can!