Sep 30, 2010

Grilled Peaches with Caramel Sauce

Grilled Peaches

Here’s a little sunshine on a rainy Thursday morning. Rainy for us, that is. It’s so cold in the Netherlands. Yuck.

This is probably my favorite dessert of all times. Crazy simple, fast to whip up, rather cheap and looking like a million bucks. I’m a sucker for fruit desserts and nothing beats fresh peaches. So peaches it was.

Grilling them really brings out their flavor, juiciness and intensifies their sweetness. Add vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce to the equation and you have heaven on a plate. Or in a bowl.

Note:

I used my BGE but (of course) you can make this yummy dessert within the safety of your own kitchen as well. Simply use the griddle or any other grill pan and store the peaches in a 350F (125C) oven until you’re finished with the sauce.

 
Ingredients:

4 fresh, ripe peaches
1 oz butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cream
vanilla ice cream

Optional: vanilla sugar

Directions:

Them be peaches. Remove their skin or leave it on, whatever makes you happy makes me happy too.
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Halve the peaches, remove the pit and use a spoon to scoop out that hard red stuff that stays behind. I have no idea what it’s called.
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This is completely optional but it sure adds loads of flavor. Sprinkle a tiny amount of vanilla sugar over the peaches and let it sit for a while.
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Add the butter (real butter, mind you) to a pan with a thick bottom.
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And plunge the brown sugar right on top.
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You can brush the cut side of the peaches with a bit of olive oil so they won’t stick to your grill or griddle. This won’t alter the flavor.

 
Place the peaches with the cut side down on the grill and slowly heat the butter and sugar. Grill the peaches for 4 minutes, until they have those pretty grill marks on them and transfer them to indirect heat (or your oven).
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Keep stirring the butter and sugar or it will burn! I learned this the hard way!
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Now those are the grill stripes I was talking about. You know what this is gonna taste like!
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As soon as the sugar has melted—this will take about 7 to 9 minutes total—you stir in the cream and remove the skillet from the heat. There’s your simple caramel sauce.
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Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of each grilled peach and pour some of the warm caramel sauce all over. The ice cream will melt and it will all blend together.

Okay, I’ll shut up now.
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Grilled Peaches and Caramel Sauce
Ingredients
    4 fresh, ripe peaches
    1 oz butter
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    3 tbsp cream
    vanilla ice cream

    Optional: vanilla sugar
Directions
    You can remove the skin or leave it on. Halve the peaches, remove the pit and use a spoon to scoop out the hard red stuff that stays behind. Optionally you can sprinkle some vanilla sugar on top. Brush the cut side of the peaches with a bit of oil to prevent them from sticking to grill or griddle.

    Combine butter and brown sugar in a pan with a thick bottom. Place the peaches with the cut side on a hot grill and slowly heat the butter and sugar as well. Grill the peaches for 4 minutes, until they have those pretty grill marks on them and transfer them to indirect heat (or your oven).

    Keep stirring the sugar butter or it will burn. As soon as the sugar has melted, this will take about 7 to 9 minutes total, you stir in the cream and remove the skillet from the heat. There’s your simple caramel sauce.

    Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of each grilled peach and pour some of the warm caramel sauce all over. The ice cream will melt and it will all blend together.
Meal type: desserth
Servings: 4
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    16 Comments »

    1. 1

      Wow, dat ziet er heerlijk uit! Het klinkt misschien als vloeken in de kerk, maar zou je dit ook kunnen maken met perziken uit blik? Ik durf het bijna niet te vragen!

      Margot on Sep 30, 2010 @ 10:43 am Reply
    2. 2

      @Margot:

      Dat kan hoor. Je moet ze alleen wel heel erg goed uit laten lekken en het vocht eraf deppen!

      Kay on Sep 30, 2010 @ 10:59 am Reply
    3. 3

      looks wonderful…

      peachkins on Sep 30, 2010 @ 11:03 am Reply
    4. 4

      Yummy!
      I’m curious though: did you fire up your Egg  just for this dish?
      I use mine for bread baking, and then “baal” (as we say in dutch) because I forgot to plan some other BGE use as follow up.  Even if I close it down completely after taking the bread out, it will retain enough heat to cook all sorts of oven dishes or slow-cook a stew.
      I need to make better BGE weekly cooking plans! Any tips are more than welcome :).
       

      J. on Sep 30, 2010 @ 1:27 pm Reply
    5. 5

      @J:

      No, I usually make things like this after making some sort of dinner on the egg. Must say I always find something to slap on top of it to use the ‘leftover heat’. Grill some chicken breasts to use the next day or bake a few potatoes.

      Kay on Sep 30, 2010 @ 1:34 pm Reply
    6. 6

      BEAUTIFUL !! Those peaches look so lovely…must be an awesome dessert…

      Arch on Sep 30, 2010 @ 5:37 pm Reply
    7. 7

      Ohmygod they’re lovely! Great idea :)

      Che-Cheh on Sep 30, 2010 @ 5:50 pm Reply
    8. 8

      Fruit is indeed the perfect dessert! And topped with caramel sauce . . . well let’s just say my answer will always be “yes!”

      Jenna on Sep 30, 2010 @ 5:54 pm Reply
    9. 9

      Oh my! That looks so good!

      Spruce Hill on Sep 30, 2010 @ 10:41 pm Reply
    10. 10

      My husband and I basically lived off grilled peaches this summer on our camping trip. They were incredible on their own, but I was longing for vanilla ice cream the whole time! Here’s a pic of our peaches on the campground grill: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reddirtkatie/4925473120/

      quidquid quidquid on Sep 30, 2010 @ 11:51 pm Reply
    11. 11

      These look deliicous!!!

      Liz @ Blog is the New Black on Oct 1, 2010 @ 1:03 am Reply
    12. 12

      My most favorite desserts are warm fruit dishes. And, being from Georgia, of course I love peaches! I have to say I’ve never grilled them, but I totally love the idea. What a winner of a recipe, Kay!

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on Oct 1, 2010 @ 2:53 pm Reply
    13. 13

      It is indeed so very cold this last week. Ah, I can’t get used to it!
      Your peaches look amazing. I’ve never had them grilled!
      Magda

      my little expat kitchen on Oct 1, 2010 @ 8:45 pm Reply
    14. 14

      The process photos are so luscious, I wanted to eat the peaches right off the computer.  I love grilled fruit.  Unfortunately for us, we are having a BAD year for peaches.  I haven’t had a succulent one for a long time.
      I’m going to the store to look for some now, you’ve inspired me!
      Thank you,
      Lael

      Lael Hazan on Oct 2, 2010 @ 9:41 pm Reply
    15. 15

      I like to marinate the peaches overnight in brandy or cognac with a couple of cloves and then grill them and serve with ham or pork roast.   I baste the ham or pork with the left over brandy marinade.  I think taking the peaches with the marinade and doing them with the ice cream and caramel would be outstanding.

      dick on Oct 4, 2010 @ 4:00 am Reply
    16. 16

      Kay, these are lovely :D Thank you!

      Maya K. on Jan 1, 2012 @ 1:09 pm Reply

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