The ingredients for smoked peaches sound a little odd, but they actually work well together. You would not think that blue cheese, honey, and black pepper would go together on anything, much less a peach. But once you try it, you’ll realize that smoked desserts like this are just heaven-sent. This hickory smoked grilled peaches recipe is perfect to make when you’ve just finished cooking your tender roast and the grill is still hot. Serve it on its own, but it also makes one of the best ice cream toppings for vanilla ice cream.
Tips on Making Smoked Peaches
There are many variations for grilled peaches. This one’s a sweet and salty version for that perfect balance of flavors. Here are the best tips on making it:
- Use white peaches that are just ripe and firm. They are sweeter than yellow peaches. And because they are firm, they won’t turn mushy in the hot grill.
- If you happen to only have softer ones that are nearly overripe, grill peaches at a higher temperature. This is so that you can achieve beautiful grill marks without cooking them for too long that they turn mushy.
- Don’t move the peaches around too much when grilling so that they get to develop beautiful grill marks.
- Experiment on the flavor. For instance, for a sweet variation, you can omit the blue cheese and season the peach halves instead with brown sugar, cinnamon, and top it with vanilla bean-infused whipped cream. For a savory grilled fruit, you can wrap them in bacon! Drizzle olive oil and balsamic reduction on top of the bacon-wrapped peaches. A dash of chili lime salt will also taste great on it!
How To Make Hickory Smoked Grilled Peaches
Cut peach in half and remove pit. Place cut side down on the grill with high direct heat for 2-3 minutes. Then turn over again for 2-3 minutes.
Cover with cheese and close barbecue. When the cheese is melted, plate the peaches and drizzle honey over them. Finish off with a good sprinkle with course black pepper.
- Sugar: 13g
- Calcium: 9mg
- Calories: 99kcal
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fat: 3g
- Fiber: 2g
- Iron: 1mg
- Potassium: 285mg
- Protein: 2g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 1mg
- Vitamin A: 489IU
- Vitamin C: 10mg
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you grill peaches on an electric stove?
You can grill the peaches on an electric stove and still achieve grill marks with the use of a grill pan. Coat the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set the heat to high, and proceed according to the recipe.
Can you grill peaches that are not ripe?
Ideally, you should use peaches that are just ripe so that they’re sweet and still firm. But slightly under ripe peaches will do, too. The intense heat of the grill will soften them and bring out their natural sugar.
ConclusionA handful of common ingredients and just a few minutes of prep time will give your peaches a complete makeover. Serve these sweet and cheesy smoked peaches for a truly luxurious dessert time.
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