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This recipe for grilling peaches is so delicious, easy to make, and pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream. These grilled peaches will end up being such a simple easy-to-make dessert that will wow everyone.

grilled peaches served on cutting board and blue napkin

Peaches are one of summer’s most popular fruits and with good reason. A perfectly ripe peach is something magical. Full of flavor, juicy to the point of running down your arm when you take a bite, and so sweet. But, when you grill peaches, you’re in for a real treat.

peaches and ingredients to make grilled peaches

Learn how to grill peaches on a gas grill, charcoal grill, or indoor grill pan.

grilling peaches on a gas grill

How do you halve peaches?

If you’re not familiar with cooking peaches, you may be confused on how to halve the fruit. If you look at a peach, you’ll love a line that starts at the top. This is the best place to start your cut.

peaches cut in half

Slice into the fruit at this point until you hit the seed. Turn the fruit so that the knife cuts the fruit all the way around the seed. Open the fruit and remove the seed. That’s it.

Why are peaches and other stone fruits are good to grill?

Peaches, plums, and other stone fruits are perfect for the grill because they can withstand the heat. Ripe, but firm stone fruit will hold its shape when grilled.

Softer fruit will just turn to mush. By the way, if you’re not a peach fan, you can substitute other stone fruits in this recipe.

Can you use brown sugar when grilling peaches?

Certainly. Brown sugar will give the butter a richer, deeper flavor.

brushing glaze on the peaches

If you’re adding ice cream, it may or may not be too sweet, depending on your taste buds. If you’re trying to cut the sugar in the recipe, you could also substitute a granulated Stevia.

peach glaze

What if my peaches are too ripe to be grilled?

Peaches are very much a summer fruit, but the exact season depends on the location. For example, California peaches are harvested mid-June through mid-September. In Georgia (AKA – The Peach State), peaches are harvested mid-May to early August.

Grilling peaches on the gas grill

Related: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Georgia Peaches

If you’re worried about whether or not the peaches you’re selecting are ripe, smell them. The fruit should be fragrant.

The flesh of the fruit should also give a little when pressure is applied. For grilled peaches, make sure the fruit isn’t too soft. You want a ripe peach, but you also want it to be firm.

flipping peaches on the gas grill

If your peaches are too soft to hold up to the grill, you can always add them to smoothies. You could also make a homemade peach ice cream.

grilled peach glaze

If you like iced tea, try stirring the peach puree into your tea for the best peach tea you’ve ever had.

You could also puree the fruit to make sauces.

The sweet, super-ripe flavor works wonderfully in ice cream.

grilled peaches topped with vanilla ice cream

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grilled peaches with ice cream

Grilled Peaches With Ice Cream

This recipe for grilling peaches is so delicious, easy to make, and pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Peaches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Mark Rogers


  • 6 peaches firm but ripe
  • Olive oil
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ice cream
  • Caramel Sauce optional


  • Preheat grill to medium heat
  • Cut peaches in half and remove seed
  • Brush peaches on cut side with olive oil
  • Brush grill with olive oil
  • Place peaches on grill cut side down and cook for 8-10 minutes
  • While peaches are cooking, melt butter in microwave safe bowl
  • Stir in sugar and cinnamon
  • Remove peaches from grill and place on baking sheet with a rim
  • Spoon butter mixture over peaches slowly so it soaks in
  • Serve immediately with ice cream
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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