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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Lime Glaze

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What better way to celebrate delicious summer produce than with these spectacular Grilled Peaches ready in less than 15 minutes? Serve them drizzled with vanilla, lime, and brown sugar glaze.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Grilled peach halves on a white serving plate.

What better way to celebrate delicious summer produce than with these spectacular Grilled Peaches ready in less than 15 minutes? Juicy and tender and oh, so sweet. Serve them drizzled with vanilla, lime, and brown sugar glaze. Wow!

You know we love our peaches here in Georgia. And July is my favorite time of year for cooking with them because that’s when the freestone varieties come to the market.

Grilled peach halves on a white serving plate.

Of course, I wouldn’t really turn down any variety of peach, freestone or cling. I love them all and enjoy making all the cobblers, pies, and ice cream I possibly can while they’re in season.

But there’s just something really special about a grilled peach. Especially with that little bit of lovely char on the edge and a nice glaze to pour over the top. Can’t beat it!


  • Uses fresh seasonal produce.
  • Easy! 5-minutes of prep and 10-15 minutes cooking time.
  • Vanilla and lime add a slightly sophisticated note to the glaze.
  • Warm, grilled fruit! Nothing better.

Ingredient Notes

A collage of all ingredients needed for the recipe.
  • Light brown sugar (always measure brown sugar by firmly packing it into a measuring cup)
  • Juice of a lime (fresh is best!)
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Fresh peaches (choose peaches that are brightly colored, free of blemishes and fragrant)
  • Olive oil

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

How to Make Grilled Peaches

Let’s Go Step-by-Step

I always like to show you the photos and step-by-step instructions for my recipes to help you picture how to make them in your own kitchen. If you just want to print out a copy, you can skip to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the recipe card.

Make the Glaze

Vanilla, lime, brown sugar glaze in a small saucepan.
STEPS 1-2.

STEP 1. Add the water, brown sugar, and salt to a medium saucepan. Stir together well. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches a syrupy consistency (about 12-15 minutes).

STEP 2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lime juice and vanilla extract.

Grill the Peaches

STEP 3. Heat the grill to medium heat.

Peaches halved and pits removed.
STEPS 4-5.

STEP 4. While the grill is heating, wash and split the peaches lengthwise (no need to peel them). Remove the pits.

STEP 5. Brush the cut side of the peaches lightly with half the olive oil.

Peaches on a grill rack.
STEPS 6-7.

STEP 6. Place the peaches, cut side down, on the grill rack. Brush the skin side lightly with the remaining olive oil.

STEP 7. Cook each side for 3-5 minutes, turning once. Use a spatula to avoid tearing the peaches.

Grilled peach halves on a white platter.
STEP 8.

STEP 8. When the peaches are juicy and the flesh has softened, remove them to a serving dish. Tent with foil to keep warm.

Brushing grilled peaches with glaze.
STEP 9.

STEP 9. Brush the glaze over the peaches. Serve with optional garnishes of cracked black pepper and fresh basil or with a small scoop of vanilla or peach ice cream.

Grilled Peaches - halves on a white serving plate.

Tips and Variations

  • This recipe can be made on an outdoor grill, an indoor tabletop grill or a grill pan on the stovetop.
  • Make sure the grill is on a medium heat (350-450 degrees F).
  • If you want to be extra sure the fruit doesn’t stick, you can brush the grill rack with oil.
  • Grilling the peaches in halves rather than slices ensures that they won’t slip through the grill rack.
  • The peaches should be soft but not falling apart. The skin may be separating from the flesh and can be discarded if you like.
  • Serve this as either a side dish (with grilled chicken or pork) or dessert.

FAQs

What are the best peaches for grilling?

Any variety of peach will work for grilling. I prefer freestone peaches only because they’re easier to prep. Make sure the fruit you select is ripe but still firm, free of bruises, and smells fragrant.

What’s the difference between freestone and cling peaches?

Quite simply, the pits inside freestone peaches are very easy to remove and cling peaches’ pits hold onto the fruit’s flesh making it more difficult to get the pit out of the center.

What’s the best way to halve peaches and remove the pits?

To halve peaches and remove the pit, 1) run your knife down the line that goes down the center of the peach on both sides, 2) twist the peach slightly and pull the halves apart, 3) use your knife or fingers to pop out the pit. Or, if you’re a visual learner, here’s a great YouTube video that shows how to do it!

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Recipe

Grilled peach halves on a white serving plate.

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Lime Glaze

What better way to celebrate delicious summer produce than with these spectacular Grilled Peaches ready in less than 15 minutes? Serve them drizzled with vanilla, lime, and brown sugar glaze.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Desserts, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

For the Glaze:

  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Peaches:

  • 6 fresh peaches medium-sized
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Optional Garnishes:

  • cracked black pepper
  • fresh basil

Instructions

Make the Glaze:

  • Add the water, brown sugar, and salt to a medium saucepan. Stir together well. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches a syrupy consistency (about 12-15 minutes).
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lime juice and vanilla extract.

Grill the Peaches:

  • Heat the grill to medium heat.
  • While the grill is heating, wash and split the peaches lengthwise (no need to peel them). Remove the pits.
  • Brush the cut side of the peaches lightly with half the olive oil.
  • Place the peaches, cut side down, on the grill rack. Brush the skin side lightly with the remaining olive oil.
  • Cook each side for 3-5 minutes, turning once. Use a spatula to avoid tearing the peaches.
  • When the peaches are juicy and the flesh has softened, remove them to a serving dish. Tent with foil to keep warm.

To Serve:

  • Brush the glaze over the peaches. Serve with optional garnishes of cracked black pepper and fresh basil or with a small scoop of vanilla or peach ice cream.

Notes

  • This recipe can be made on an outdoor grill, an indoor tabletop grill, or a grill pan on the stovetop.
  • Make sure the grill is on medium heat (350-450 degrees F).
  • If you want to be extra sure the fruit doesn’t stick, you can brush the grill rack with oil.
  • Grilling the peaches in halves rather than slices ensures that they won’t slip through the grill rack.
  • The peaches should be soft but not falling apart. The skin may be separating from the flesh and can be discarded if you like.
  • Serve this as either a side dish (with grilled chicken or pork) or dessert.
Any variety of peach will work for grilling. I prefer freestone peaches only because they’re easier to prep. Make sure the fruit you select is ripe but still firm, free of bruises, and smells fragrant.
To halve peaches and remove the pit, 1) run your knife down the line that goes down the center of the peach on both sides, 2) twist the peach slightly and pull the halves apart, 3) use your knife or fingers to pop out the pit.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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