Smoked Peaches are going to be your new favorite fruit. Get ready to be amazed at the flavor of the smoked peaches - with minimal work on your part! Leave those storebought desserts on the shelf and treat yourself to a healthy and natural sweetened smoked dessert this year instead.
There's nothing in the world like the flavor of ripened peaches. Well, let me take that back. There's nothing in the world like the flavor of ripened and in-season peaches after they've been smoked on the grill.
While it's great to grab a fresh peach and bite into it to enjoy, I promise you that smoking a peach is going to create a flavor that you're not going to forget. The next time that you find yourself with a couple of ripe peaches in the house, this is the smoked peaches recipe you need to try.
Not only is it unique and fun, but it's the perfect way to enjoy a healthy dessert! It's the best of all worlds. You get to eat, and cook on the grill!
Be sure to check out my Smoked Apples for another delicious fruit option.
Peaches - That's it - just peaches! Get peaches that are ripe and fresh for the best flavor. (This will also work with nectarines!)
How To Make Smoked Peaches
Ready for super simple instructions? It doesn't get much better than this.
Step One: Halve the peaches and remove the peach pits.
Step Two: Preheat smoker to 225.
Step Three: Place the peaches directly on the grate. Smoke for 60 minutes.
You will flip them about halfway through.
Step Four: Top the smoked peaches with whipped cream and cookie crumbs. I just used canned whipped cream this time but made up for it with some Tate's lemon cookies.
Drizzle with honey - These peaches are sweet but you can always add more. Drizzle honey or maple syrup on top and enjoy.
Add brown sugar - Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on the cooked peaches.
Spices - It's always a good idea to add some ground cinnamon on top of this peaches recipe. Other sweet spices like cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger are good choices as well.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream - I don't need to explain this - ice cream is always a good idea. Even better, top them with a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce too!
Add cooked bacon - If you want a sweet and savory flavor, add some crumbled bacon on top.
Other fruit - Try this with plums or apricots!
Can I use these peaches to make a smoked peach cobbler?
That's an excellent idea! The best way to tackle this is to cook the peaches on the grill grate and then once they've cooled, peel and use them as the peach filling. You can then make crumble top crust and back and enjoy.
Smoking the peaches is just one part of the recipe so make sure that you're following the steps to bake it all the way through once you add the rest of the ingredients.
What nuts pair well with a grilled peach half?
Adding nuts to your summertime dessert is delicious. Once you grill peaches, all that is left is to add pecans or walnuts on top. Be sure that you're adding them to the cut side so that the juice of the peaches helps to hold them in place.
The best part about making this simple peach dessert is that you have options. Just cook up about 2-4 peaches and use each half as a flavorful way to try out different tastes. This is the best way to find the combination that you love and enjoy.
Won't the peaches stick to the hot grill grate?
Nope, they shouldn't. You just have to be sure that you get the grill grates really hot and ready so that the grill marks show up on the peaches but dont' cause the peaches to stick!
If you're really worried about it, you can always add a little bit of olive oil to the grill grates prior to when you place peaches on them.
Can I cook peaches in a cast iron skillet?
You can. If you want to have cooked peaches but don't feel quite ready for the grill, you can prep the peaches and cook them in the skillet as well. You won't get any grill marks or smokey flavor, but they'll still be good.
You can also put the cast iron skillet onto the grill grate and cook your peach in that if you'd like. This is a mixture of the two cooking options and works out quite well. The smokey flavor will penetrate the peaches since they're in the grill while staying in the cast iron to cook.
- 2 peaches halved
- toppings optional
- Preheat smoker to 225.
- Place the peaches directly on the grate. Smoke for 60 minutes.
- Top with whipped cream and cookie crumbs, if desired.