Thursday, September 3, 2015

Grilled Peaches with Caramel Ice Cream


Grilled Peaches with Caramel Ice Cream
One of the things I love about the end of summer in Rhode Island is that local peaches are abundantly available.  I actually have a love/hate relationship with peaches.  I love the juicy deliciousness of a ripe peach, preferably picked straight from the tree, but I hate the fuzzy skin.  I usually cut the skin off the fresh peach because the fuzz makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.  I know, it's weird.

Recently, when out to dinner, I ordered a salad special that was a grilled peach with balsamic vinegar and Gorgonzola cheese.  It was so delicious that I've had grilled peaches on the brain ever since that dinner.  When I saw the beautiful, local peaches at the store this week I had to buy some.  I decided to grill my peaches for dessert.  This grilled peaches dessert was so quick and easy that I wanted to share it with you in time for your Labor Day barbecues.

Grilled Peaches-The Simple Ingredients
Grilled Peaches with Caramel Ice Cream
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Serves 4
  • 2 firm, ripe peaches
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • Caramel ice cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream

Directions
Start 30-60 minutes before grilling.  Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit.  In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Pour the cinnamon mixture onto a plate,  Brush the cut side of the peaches with melted butter.  Place the buttered side of each peach into the cinnamon mixture, leaving the peach face down on the plate for 30-60 minutes.

Heat your grill.  Place the cut side of the peaches onto the hot grill.  Leave them there to grill for 5-8 minutes, until you have grill marks and the sugar has started to caramelize.  Turn the peaches over to grill, skin side down for another 3 minutes.  If you have any leftover sugar on the plate, scoop it onto the top of the peaches.

The grill times are approximate and depend on how ripe your peaches are.  Use a knife to check for doneness. The peaches are ready when the knife inserts easily, with no resistance.

Serve your peaches warm, with caramel ice cream and whipped cream.  Drizzle with the caramel sauce.  What a delicious end to summer!


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4 comments:

  1. I'm giggling at the fuzz making the hair on the back of your neck stand up! They look delicious and gourmet!

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    1. I'm worried this will turn into an addiction!

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