Juicy, firm peaches. I ate one early on in the afternoon and the taste must have stuck. I couldn’t get the craving for another peach to go away. Of course, I was racking my brain and my cookbooks for a delicious way to cook peaches. Cobblers, pies, and tarts were my top options. Only, I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand for any of them. I was greatly lacking anything in which to bake a crust. And since I know that getting an idea out of my head is tougher than trying to jackhammer through a steel wall, I decided to come up with my own plan for yummy peach filling taste, sans the crust. My first idea attempt was a fail. I have a creme brulee set and was thinking about doing a caramelized sugar top to my peaches, but alas, my mini torch was torchless. No fire up, not even a sputter. So, on to plan B. Grilling. I doused my little peaches in lots of runny honey and sugar and spice and set to grilling away. The smell of these on the grill was so delightful, I mean borderline addicting delightful. I kept looking around to see if any of my neighbors would see my peach entranced gaze. Finally, bubbly and soft, the peaches were done. I drizzled on some honey. Man, these were delicious! My only wish would have been for a scoop of vanilla ice cream to accompany these, the smooth creamy flavor would have made these the perfect treat.
• 3 peaches, pitted and halved
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons honey
1. Heat grill to medium heat
2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Gradually add in sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Stir until melted. Remove from heat.
2. Take each peach half and poke holes in them with a fork, then place in honey mixture and cover peach generously with mixture.
3. Once all the peaches are covered in the honey mixture, place each peach half on the grill inside down. Grill for 4-5 minutes, then turn and grill other side for 4-5 minutes until cooked though. (Should be slightly soft, but not falling apart)
4. Remove from grill and place on serving plates. With the remaining honey, drizzle on top of each peach. Serve with a side scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The Fresh Fridge Tip: Fruits contain more liquids & juices so when they heat up on the grill be careful to cool them before serving. For these peaches, I cooled for about 5 minutes with the honey drizzle seeping into them then served warm. Delicious!