Grilled Peaches

It’s almost peach season! Peaches are the most perfect fruit! Sweet, juicy, light, but still flavorful and with a soft texture, there is nothing as good.  Growing up in Oklahoma, we had the juiciest most flavorful peaches you could ever imagine.  I grew up with an orchard where the peach trees would flourish. During season, we would have more than we could eat. I remember canning peaches, making peach cobbler and jelly and eating them straight from the tree during the warm summer months. The fuzz was soft, the flesh was warm and the sticky juice couldn’t help but drip down your face when your teeth would sink into them. Man do I miss our peaches.  There is nothing better than a peach that has been allowed to ripen on the tree. This is one of the things I miss the most about Oklahoma. I have never had peaches as good as I did when I was a kid.  In fact, every year, when peach season comes around I always get a little excited hoping that this season they will be better. That they won’t have been picked too early and no remnant of sour will remain. And unfortunatly every season, I am a little disappointed.  That is until I discovered grilled peaches!

So grilled peaches may not be as good as straight from my mom’s orchard, but the heat from the grill pulls out all of the sugar, eliminates the sour/bitter flavor and warms them up just as if I were eating them off the tree in the middle of a hot summer day. So although, it’s not as good as the childhood memory, it’s pretty darn close!

The Good Stuff:

  • Peaches (as many as you and your company are going to eat – the best ones are the ones that are slightly under ripe)
  • Cinnamon (amount according to your taste – for me, the more the merrier)
  • Ghee (about 1 teaspoon for 2-3 peaches)
  • Mint, chopped (optional)

The How To:

  • Quarter peaches, discarding their pit.
  • Melt ghee and mix in cinnamon. Stir in quartered peaches.
  • Turn grill to medium heat and lay peaches, flesh side up, on the grill. Grill for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Flip and grill the other side for 3-5 minutes. Grill marks should be on both sides of your peaches and they should be tender to the touch.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with mint. Serve

I love to eat grilled peaches with my Paleo Cinnamon Rolls. YUM!

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