Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The last of the summer peaches are ripe for the picking and so delicious right now. My favorite summer dessert- give them a quick turn on the grill for sweet and smoky treat. I like to top warm peaches with a little whipped cream and toasted almonds for an easy and elegant dessert. Who needs pie!  

Grilled Peaches with Toasted Almonds and Whipped Cream
vegetable oil for brushing grill
8 peaches, halved and pitted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup of cold heavy cream
1 teaspoon of almond extract
1/4 cup of slivered almonds

-Brush peaches with oil and place on the grill, cut-side down. Grill until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn the peaches over and grill another 45 seconds. Set aside. 
-Add slivered almonds to saute pan on medium high and turn constantly until golden brown. 
-Whip cream in a cold bowl with sugar and almond extract until stiff peaks form.
 To assemble-Plate peaches and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with slivered almonds. Delicious!
serves 4

Have a great day-we'll talk soon!
all photos by Hampton Hostess


jeanette from everton terrace said...

This is the 2nd time grilled peaches have been mentioned to me in 24hrs! My friend called me last night to say she grilled some peaches and topped them with mascarpone, vanilla, orange rind and honey. She said her husband licked the plate!
I've not tasted them but now I am for sure going to grill some up tonight, sounds divine :)

I Dream Of said...

Oh delicious! I love grilled peaches on salad, but hadn't thought to serve them so simply with cream for dessert. There's a man who brings peaches over from the eastern side of the state and parks in our neighborhood selling them out of the back of his truck. They are heaven!!! Would love to grill some up and serve them just like this!

Luciane at said...

Thank you so much for your comment! It's great you liked that cottage. I feel in love w/ it! :-)

Talking about love.. this is a winner recipe! Wow! So fresh!

Thanks for sharing it.

Have a wonderful day!


Luciane at

The French Tangerine said...

I think this is the most divine sounding thing I've ever heard... I am definitely doing this tonight or tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Yummy! My husband was just talking about a peach cobbler yesterday...I may have to make this! Take care, Caroline

The enchanted home said...

YUMMY! I love peach anything but this here looks otherwordly good! I must try this, and take advantage of the delicious peaches in season! Thanks for the idea....

Splendid Sass said...

Will make this desert this weekend. Nothing better.

Al said...

Oh boy, I'm going to have to try this! I love fresh peaches. What a delicious post. Thanks for this marvelous treat :)

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

OMG! this looks divine Barbara. I've done something similar with caramelised bannanas and also fresh mango slices.
p.s do pop over to my latest blog post,there's a little something waiting for you xx

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love love love grilled peaches and grilled pineapple! Yum! You've made me hungry!

Splendid Market said...

Oh, how delicious. Our peaches are so nice this year, I will be trying this soon. I may be tempted to spill a little congnac over the final product {or maybe whip some in with the cream}.

Greet said...

Hmmmm looks so delicious! I could leave my desk to start and try out!!
PS Thank you so much for your nice comment on my latest post!

à la parisienne said...

These look DELICIOUS! And I agree, you can't have peaches without Cool Whip. I've never grilled peaches before. I'll have to try this!

I appreciate your visit and sweet comment about my Ladurée-inspired invitations!


designchic said...

This looks amazing and sound so delicious...some how I know mine would never look like this!!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I want to make a batch over the weekend!

Jamie Herzlinger

Galdamezrsps said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I want to make a batch over the weekend! Jamie Herzlinger