Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
Not sure what to do with the fresh peaches you just bought? Try these Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar! With just four ingredients and hardly any prep time, you can have this easy dish ready in minutes.
If you haven’t tried grilled peaches before, you need to run. Right now. To your grill and fire it up.
What makes these peaches so darn good is the cinnamon and brown sugar topping. As it heats, it caramelizes and creates a crispy crust. Once you dig into that peach, it oozes with flavor. Mmmm….it is SO good, guys!
I know grilled peaches aren’t anything new, but I got the idea from this Caramelized Brown Sugar Grapefruit that I shared last year. It’s still one of my favorite recipes, and it’s the brown sugar topping that makes the fruit taste out-of-this-world good.
So, of course, I had to do it again, but with peaches for the summer!
You know what makes these caramelized peaches crazy delicious? A big ‘ole scoop of vanilla ice cream, along with some caramel syrup and a sprinkling of brown sugar on top.
Is there anything better than grilled peaches and ice cream? Now that’s how you do an easy summer dessert!
Of course, you could also skip the ice cream and add some Greek yogurt on top of these peaches, too. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect breakfast?
So grab those peaches and get grillin’ to make this easy and oh-so fresh summer dessert or breakfast!
Ingredients for Grilled Peaches
Wondering what to do with fresh peaches this summer? Make this grilled peaches dessert, duh!
Here’s what you’ll need to make caramelized peaches on the grill:
- Light brown sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- Fresh peaches
- Unsalted butter
Can I Use Regular Sugar?
Perhaps, but brown sugar sticks to the peaches a little better and imparts more of a caramel-y flavor.
Can I Use a Sugar Substitute?
I’ve only made this recipe with regular brown sugar, so I’m not sure if a sugar-free substitute would work here. If you use a sugar-free substitute, leave me a comment below letting me know how the peaches turn out!
How to Grill Peaches
Did I mention how easy this grilled peaches dessert is to make? So easy! But you knew that was coming, right?
This is one of the easiest peach dessert recipes! There’s almost no prep involved and the grilled peaches are done in under 10 minutes.
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Brush the cut side of the peaches with butter. Grill cut side down for 3 minutes.
- Flip the peaches over and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Continue grilling the peaches until the sugar starts to caramelize.
How Long to Grill Peaches?
I used regular yellow peaches to make this grilled peach recipe, and they took about 5 minutes total on the grill. However, the variety of peach and its level of ripeness will determine how long it needs to grill to soften it up.
Use your best judgement when grilling peaches! Take them off the grill once they’ve softened and the cinnamon sugar on top starts to caramelize.
Should I Peel the Peaches?
Nope! You can grill the peaches with the skin on. Just be sure to thoroughly wash and dry the peaches before cutting them in half.
How Ripe Should the Peaches Be?
You want to use ripe peaches when cooking peaches on the grill. When you press your thumb gently into the top of the peach, the flesh should give way fairly easily under your thumb. The peaches should also smell fragrant.
If you try grilling peaches that are unripe and still very hard, the final product won’t be as juicy and sweet.
Can I Make This Recipe Dairy-Free?
Very easily! Brush the bbq peaches with your favorite non-dairy butter instead of regular butter.
Do I Have to Use a Grill?
No, I actually used a grill pan for this recipe, which still creates those beautiful, dark grill marks on the peaches.
But, if you don’t own a grill pan, or prefer to use an actual grill, go for it! Since the hubster is the grill master around here (and I’m forbidding myself to touch a regular grill), I went with my trusty grill pan.
Can I Grill Peaches in Advance?
Of course! If you’d like to cook a few peaches on the grill to enjoy cold throughout the week atop your oatmeal, yogurt, or salads, you’re welcome to grill them en masse.
What to Serve with Grilled Peaches
For me, grilled peaches and ice cream is the perfect combination. However, you can also top these bbq peaches with additional sugar or cinnamon, salted caramel sauce, and / or whipped cream.
You can even grill the peaches to enjoy in your morning yogurt bowl. No matter how you top the caramelized peaches, you’re bound to love them!
Tips for Making Grilled Peaches
- I kept this grilled peaches recipe simple by using just cinnamon and brown sugar. But you’re welcome to play around with other sugar and spice combinations to find variations you love.
- When grilling the peaches, you’re not looking for them to become super soft. The peaches should certainly soften, but the insides shouldn’t be mushy when you serve them.
- Note that fresh peaches are a must when making grilled peaches. Frozen peaches just won’t work with this recipe.
Looking for more peach dessert recipes?
- Peaches and Cream Cheesecake
- Glazed Peach Streusel Bread
- Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
- Blueberry Peach Crisp
- Fresh Peach Cake
- Grilled Peach Caramel Yogurt Bowl
Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
- 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 3 peaches, , halved and pits removed
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, , melted
- Vanilla ice cream
- Caramel syrup
- Preheat grill (or a grill pan) to medium heat. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Lightly brush the cut side of peaches with melted butter.
- Place peaches, cut side down, onto grill pan. Grill for about 3 minutes, or until peaches start to soften just a little and grill marks form. Flip peaches over and sprinkle tops with cinnamon brown sugar mixture.
- Grill for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until sugar mixture begins to caramelize. Remove peaches from grill pan. Serve immediately with yogurt or ice cream, if desired.
These peaches look beautiful Gayle and grilling them is my favourite way to eat them as it really brings out the flavour. The addition of cinnamon sounds amazing too.
Thank you, Dannii! I’m now officially hooked on grilled peaches!
How can you not be on a berry kick right now, right?!! oh my gawd, Gayle! These grilled peaches look amazing!!! that cinnamon brown sugar!!!!! Looks SO good!!!
Haha right? I guess if I wasn’t on a berry kick, something would be wrong with me! 🙂 Thanks for the peach love, friend!
I will NOT be skipping the ice cream. No way! That’s not my M.O. at all. 🙂
These look incredible. I’m glad you took a berry break and went for peaches instead. I’m a huge peach or nectarine fanatic.
Ok phew…glad you won’t skip the ice cream, and I won’t, either! 🙂 Thanks, Mir!
I’ve been going Berry and peach crazy. I’m not sure what I’ll do when Summer’s over (maybe just go cry somewhere?) One thing I haven’t tried is grilling peaches – definitely next on my list! I’m sure this technique makes the peach flavor explode 🙂
I think I might just go hole up and cry too…I’m going to be so sad when the summer is over! Thanks for the kind words, Megan!
Oh gosh, do these look good. We have fresh local peaches all over the place here, so couldn’t be more perfect timing! 🙂
Thank you, Kate!
Peach season is in full force here and I just picked up a bunch at a local farm over the weekend! I think this would be a great way to use them 🙂 I love grilled fruit and peaches are no exception. I love the addition of cinnamon and brown sugar!
Thank you, Keri! The cinnamon and brown sugar makes these peaches extra special! 🙂
These look gorgeous, Gayle!! And that cinnamon brown sugar topping? YUM! Your grill marks & pics are just gorgeous, by the way!!
Yes, I think this is perfectly acceptable for breakfast with yogurt ! Love how easy this is! I have some peaches so I think they will go to good use here ;). Pinned, of course!
Have a great week! Xo
Thank you, Dawn! I’m obsessed with grilling peaches! 🙂 And glad you agree that this is acceptable for breakfast! Yogurt makes it healthier, right? 🙂
I’m a huge fan of grilled fruit, and peaches rank up there as one of my favorites! Cinnamon and brown sugar makes everything better! Delicious!
Cinnamon and brown sugar definitely makes everything better! Thanks, Annie!
We’ve been eating tons of berries AND peaches lately! I’ve been meaning to try grilled peaches for so long, but have never actually done it. These look so easy, especially since I can use my grill pan. And your pictures make me want to take a bite right now!
Thank you, Kristine! I’m hooked on using my grill pan, especially when it comes to peaches! 🙂
Grilled fruit is my FAVORITE dessert this time of year! Seriously it doesn’t get any easier or tastier, right?! LOOOOOOVE these peaches!! Warm, fabulous grilled peaches coated in cinnamon and brown sugar?! SWOON! I’ll take extra ice cream on top please! I mean since we are eating fruit it pretty much cancels the ice cream out, right? 😉 Ha! Love this, Gayle! Pinned of course! Cheers!
Fruit definitely cancels out the ice cream! 🙂 Thanks, Cheyanne!
These peaches look wonderful and I love that they are grilled! This is my favorite time of the year, because of all the fresh fruit around here!
Me too, Mira! Thank you!
Who doesn’t love grilled fruit? And that caramelization that happens with peaches always makes me super happy. I would definitely have one with ice cream! They look great!
Thanks for the kind words, Amanda!
I can’t get enough peaches lately Gayle, and these look so delicious! They’re just oozing with that brown sugar and cinnamon and I would just love one a la mode! You just can’t beat grilled fruit and I love how easy it is!
These caramelized peaches look just incredible! Love the cinnamon and brown sugar 🙂
The topping makes these peaches, doesn’t it? 🙂 Thanks, Medha!
yum yum! nothing like grilled peaches right now and the cinnamon sugar makes them extra delicious!
Gah! I know these are insanely delicious!!! I loved the roasted peaches that I made to go with ice cream…I can only imagine how incredible these must taste!
Thanks, Blair! Grilled peaches are the best!
I very much enjoyed your berry kick! But I’m also in support any fruits you put in front of us–especially since you’re gonna put that special PnS touch on it. 🙂 I love how simple and easy this recipe is to make, G! That brown sugar swirl is all I’ll be thinking about all day. Now I’m also thinking about your caramelized grapefruit. The combo of sweetness and tang must be amazing! Have a great week, Gayle! Pinning, of course. 😉
Thank you, Demeter! Isn’t that brown sugar amazing?! I could just eat the topping by itself! 🙂
I can’t stop buying both peaches and berries lately! I may have a problem 🙂 haha Loving these grilled peaches! So perfect for a summer dessert!
Thank you, Ashley!
Summer berries and peaches are seriously the best! Love these grilled peaches, they look so juicy and delicious! My mouth is totally watering over the dreamy cinnamon and brown sugar topping!
I don’t know if I could resist adding a great big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top… Lol! These look amazing Gayle! I LOVE peach desserts in the summer!
Aren’t summer peaches the best?! Thanks, Ashley!
These look like the best grilled peaches EVER EVER EVER!!!
Definitely the best! 🙂 Thanks, Sues!
I need these!!! They look so so good, Gayle!
Wow, that is just lovely! I have so many peaches right now, and here you are, providing a tasty solution!
Thank you for the peach love! This is such an easy way to use all of that fresh fruit!
We love grilled fruit! It’s such a perfect summer dessert!
Peaches are my favorite summer fruit! SO good! Love this simple dessert!
Wow, I can’t wait to try these. I’m about to drool on my computer!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Todd!
is there another way to do this that doesn’t involve a grill or a grill pan? maybe just a stove pan?
Hi Jasmine! I’ve never tried it another way, so I’m not sure how well it would turn out. You could probably bake the peaches or simply brown them in a skillet. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by!
My peaches aren’t fully ripe does this matter or do I need to wait a few days?
Hi Krystal! I would wait another day or so until they ripen a little more, as they may be a bit hard, even when grilling. Hope you enjoy!
Hello!!! This looks amazing, did you use a charcoal grill or gas grill? Thank you!!!
Hi Melonie! I used a gas grill and have also used a grill pan. Enjoy!