Thursday, July 3, 2014

Grilled Peaches Are Perfect Finish To a Meal

It’s July Fourth and the grill is roaring for all those burgers and hot dogs your crowd is hankering for. But there’s no need to step away from the flames for the meal’s sweet finish. I came up with an easy grilled dessert that is simple and takes just minutes to cook and assemble.

Inspired by peach melba, I tossed halved fresh peaches on the grill and gave them a delicious sear, which caramelizes the fruit’s natural sugars. I then top the grilled peaches with a rich whipped yogurt cream and fresh raspberries. Refreshing, sweet and deliciously festive.


Prep / Total : 30 minutes               Makes 8 servings

1             cup heavy cream
2             tablespoons  packed brown sugar, divided
6             ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
4             peaches, halved and pitted
1             pint raspberries
2             tablespoons  lime juice
              **Heat the grill to medium**

1 .          In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar until it holds medium peaks, about 2 to 4 minutes. Gently fold in the yogurt, then set aside.
2 .         Using a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs, oil the grill grates. Grill the peaches, cut sides down, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until charred and tender.
3 .        While the peaches grill, in a small bowl stir together the raspberries, lime juice and remaining 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
4 .        Arrange each peach half on a serving plate. Top each with a spoonful of the berries and a dollop of the yogurt cream.


  1. Hi Nee, your grilled peaches are so pretty, yummy, and love, love topping it with the yummy cream, which happens to be Greek yogurt that goes well with fruit! BTW, I started my comment @ your Picnic post, made my 'round'...left a comment for you on my blog, and came back again. Love, love your blog, and adore your sweet 'mascot' of the blog, as well!

  2. Good morning Elisabeth , fresh fruits plentiful now and so healthy and easy to make a delicious dish . I am still learning a lot of ends and outs with the help of a dear friend (Louise ) thanks so much for following and now I am also following you . My 'Mascot' don't know he's a dog he's a riot and the kids have him spoiled rotten .... Tonka is his girlfriend , she belongs to my sister . Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  3. Good afternoon Nee...So happy that you are back and going strong! Peaches are so good, they are sweet and juicy. My family loves them anyway you make them, from peach pie to peaches in wine. I just love them grilled, and your recipe is a lovely way to end a fabulous July 4th celebration, or any day. Love the raspberries as a topping. Thank you for sharing this simple but elegant dessert. Blessing to your family on this special weekend, our nations birthday! Have fun....Dottie :)

  4. Good afternoon Dottie ,
    I am also happy to be back , I missed everyone and was so happy to get back in time for the picnic . I still have some blog hopping to do and everyone has been so kind ... what a wonderful blogging family I have ;-D . You are so right , you can eat peaches so many ways , kids like to pick them off the tree to eat . you can do so many things with fresh fruit and it's so healthy for you . Simple is the way to go and when family , friends see it they will think you worked your butt off ... now that's a hoot. Thanks for stopping by and the fun just began . ....~~Nee~~


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