Grilled Peaches and Yogurt Cream

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Sweet and juicy Grilled Peaches and Yogurt Cream with specks of vanilla bean seeds scattered in the yogurt and whipped cream. 

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We are still firing up the grill, and hope to get another couple months of outdoor cooking. We usually save the grill for burgers, tri-tip and chicken, but I thought it would be fun to try grilling dessert!

In our local paper there was an article about grilling fruits; pineapple, nectarines, mangoes, and since we are right smack in the middle of the most fabulous peach season, it seemed like a perfect fruit to experiment with.

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I’m usually not the griller around here. My husband has happily held the Grill Guru title for all our married years, but I took over the duties for this dessert.

Although, now that I think about it, he might as well have taken over because I sure did ask a lot of questions! haha – How do I turn the gas on? Which way do the knobs turn? Do I leave the cover open or should I close it? Aye!

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I made sure that I really took the time to throughly clean the grill from all the drippings of the meat fat from previous meals. I didn’t want any meat flavorings to ruin the fresh peaches, and once it was clean I lightly sprayed the grates with cooking spray so that the peaches would come off easily.

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I picked peaches that were still firm to the touch and it only took about 4 minutes to cook on the grill. They were soft enough to easily cut into them using just a fork.

The rich whipped yogurt cream with the grilled peaches are a refreshing way to end an evening meal.

We sipped bourbon with our peaches adding a little flare to this deliciously festive dessert.

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Grilled Peaches and Cream
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup plan Greek yogurt (0% fat)
  • 1 2 inch piece vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons sugar (granulated, brown or organic coconut palm), divided
  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 pint blackberries (optional) for garnish and extra fruit
  • mint leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into a medium bowl. Combine seeds, yogurt, bean, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Let flavors blend for 1 hour. Discard bean.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream and 2 tablespoons of the sugar until it holds medium peaks (2 to 4 minutes). Gently fold in the yogurt and set aside.
  4. Grease the grill grates and grill the peaches cut side down for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  5. Top each peach with a a couple of spoonfuls of the yogurt cream. Garnish with blackberry and mint. Serve with remaining berries on the side.

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51 Comments en Grilled Peaches and Yogurt Cream

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    August 4, 2014

    These beautiful peaches have summer written all over it! So pretty and delicious. Just pinned!

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    Hotly Spiced says:
    August 4, 2014

    What a pretty dessert to enjoy with a bourbon on a wonderful summer’s night. Your dessert looks gorgeous. I love the presentation. Peaches are one of my favourite fruits in summer. I’m missing them! I can’t wait for them to arrive in the shops again xx

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      August 5, 2014

      This dessert does scream summer! I’ve been enjoy the sweet crop of peaches. I hope they arrive in your stores soon!

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    August 4, 2014

    This dessert looks so lovely, the grilled peaches is such a decadent idea 😀
    I love the yoghurt cream on top, adding to the flavour!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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      August 5, 2014

      I had to taste test a couple of spoonfuls of the yogurt cream before adding them to the peaches to make sure it was ok…it is 🙂

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    Platter Talk says:
    August 4, 2014

    Sandra, these peaches are beautiful and I love the addition of yogurt – thanks for posting this one!

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      August 5, 2014

      Thanks, Dan! I’m a yogurt fan, so it gets added to my recipes a lot!

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    August 4, 2014

    What a quick, healthy fabulous looking summer dessert! Our local peaches have not been good this year because of the polar votex, but I did buy some awesome South Carolina peaches that would be perfect in this recipe! I do ALL the grilling in my house, my husband doesn’t have a clue! haha

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      August 5, 2014

      haha! You are super woman, Renee! Some crops did not do well that’s for sure. Sweet peaches make me happy!

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      August 5, 2014

      Grilling peaches is something new to me too! This is a fun dessert to make and eat 🙂

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    Marye says:
    August 4, 2014

    grilling peaches just makes them so extra good! I love the simplicity of this.

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      August 5, 2014

      Grilling the peaches brings out some of its juice. So tasty and yes extremely simple!

  7. avatar
    August 4, 2014

    When we sold our cottage in Maine, the buyers wanted my grill. I do miss it when I see recipes like your grilled peaches…it is a great way of bringing out the flavor of peaches.

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      August 5, 2014

      Karen, I’m surprised they didn’t buy all your furniture instead of the grill! Your cottage was such a show piece!

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    August 4, 2014

    This is a stunning dessert! The peaches are gorgeous and I love the yogurt cream. A perfect summer treat!

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      August 5, 2014

      Thanks, Sarah! I hope you are getting lots of juicy peaches at your stores and Farmer’s Markets!

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    Mary Ellen says:
    August 4, 2014

    These peaches look so good, they are so good when they are grilled! The yogurt cream looks amazing!

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      August 5, 2014

      I was really pleased with the yogurt cream. It’s not too sweet and the yogurt gives it more depth than just whipped cream.

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    Norma Chang says:
    August 5, 2014

    That sure is one good looking peach dessert. Perfect way to end a meal.

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      August 5, 2014

      It definitely was a nice way to end a great meal. Thank you, Norma!

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    August 5, 2014

    I’ve been seeing your grilled peaches all over Pinterest and Facebook and I’m finally stopping by. I can’t wait to try this. They look simply stunning!

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    shelby says:
    August 5, 2014

    Loving your photos! I recently grilled peaches also. My flavors a different from yours but I’m betting yours was just as fabulous. There is nothing as delicious as a fresh ripe peach.

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      August 5, 2014

      Thanks, Shelby! I’m going to have to check out your recipe! I’ve been lucky and have bought the sweetest peaches this summer.

    • avatar
      August 5, 2014

      Thanks, Kristen! Anytime we grill our food I think it’s such an genius invention! Grilled fruit is going to get some more attention from us!

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    Pat says:
    August 5, 2014

    Love grilled peaches and the creamy topping sounds wonderful, plus the berries. 🙂

    • avatar
      August 5, 2014

      The blackberries and peaches together are quite a nice combo!

  14. These peaches are looking sooo yummy!! What a great idea to grill them!

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      August 5, 2014

      It’s the first time we tried peaches on the grill and they really taste delicious!

    • avatar
      August 5, 2014

      I could definitely go for these grilled peaches right now too!

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    Katerina says:
    August 6, 2014

    So summery and so refreshing! In Greece we are one of the biggest suppliers of peaches in the world so we have plenty of them around here!

    • avatar
      August 7, 2014

      I know peaches love warm weather. They do well in parts of California as well. One of my favorite summer time fruits!

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    Ana Lynn says:
    August 8, 2014

    I’ve never tried grilling fruit but peaches being my favorite I had to check this out and it looks amazing and delicious. Definitely something I will have to try! Stopping by from FoodieFridays!

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      August 8, 2014

      Hi Ana, Grilling fruit is definitely different, but oh so delicious! Thank you for stopping by!

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    jhanis says:
    August 8, 2014

    They look so beautiful! I may not want to eat them because they look so pretty! Like you, I am not the grill master in the house but I think I can handle this! 🙂
    Dropping by from #FoodieFridays, enjoy your weekend!

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      August 8, 2014

      haha! You definitely can handle the grilling of peaches, and you’ll be so proud of the results 😉

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    Debra says:
    August 27, 2014

    What a sweet and delicious looking treat. Love grilled peaches and topping with blackberries is perfect. Yum!

    • avatar
      August 27, 2014

      It’s grilling peaches easy and so delicious?! I wish fresh peaches were available all year long!

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