Grilled Peaches

FarmersMarketThe farmer’s market is one of my favorite places during the summer. The brightly colored fruits and vegetables seem to be calling my name as I walk past each booth. And, who can resist a juicy peach, freshly picked sweet corn or a first-of-the-season cantaloupe or watermelon?

This month, Finest Cooking is featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, so head out to your local farmer’s market and support your area growers.

Grilled Peaches

Course Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 4 large freestone peaches halved and pitted
  • 1/4 t. Cinnamon
  • 2 T. unsalted butter melted


  • Heat grill to medium.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Brush cut side of peaches lightly with melted butter.
  • Oil grill and place peaches cut side down on grill for 3-4 minutes until grill marks appear.
  • Brush bottoms with butter and turn peaches over.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mix over peaches, cover grill and cook 3-6 minutes until sugar melts and caramelizes, and it’s easily pierced with a sharp knife.
  • Serve immediately with ice cream or makes a great side dish with ham or pork chops.