Grilled Peaches on SolSource
Grilled Peaches make a light and refreshing dessert on a hot summer night. Add a scoop of peach ice cream to make it really awesome.
Serves 4 persons
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
- 1 stick butter at room temperature
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 ripe peaches (or nectarines), halved and pitted
- Fresh mint
- Wash and dry the peaches. Cut in half and remove the pit.
- In a small bowl, add the butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Stir well to blend.
- Place a heat safe pan or griddle on the Solsource Solar Stove and preheat until hot.
- Add a tablespoon of the cinnamon butter to the griddle. Let it melt to grease the pan.
- Add the peaches to the hot pan, cut side down in the melted butter. If you have a grill pan, this will put those beautiful grill lines on the peaches. Let it cook about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip the peaches over. Place a tablespoon of cinnamon butter into the cavity of each peach. Let melt about 2 minutes.
- Flip the peaches back over to let the cinnamon butter caramelize on the hot peaches, about another 2 minutes.
- Remove from the pan and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Summer time in the Southern United States is peach season. The smell of fresh ripe peaches takes me back to my childhood. My mother would stop at the roadside peach stand near the orchard and buy a bushel basket full of peaches that had been picked that same morning. Sometimes to save a few dollars, we would pick them ourselves. We would wash off a few in the water spigot and stand under a tree and eat them out of hand, with peach juice dripping down our chins and arms. The rest of them got made into peach pie, peach cobbler, peach jam, peach ice cream, and anything else she could think of, including peaches on the grill next to the chicken or pork chops. Because there is no charcoal smell or ashes, my mother’s recipe for grilled peaches works even better on the Solsource Solar Grill.
That said, other fruits such as fresh pineapple, nectarines, and apples are also delicious grilled on SolSource Solar Grill.
The Baked Peaches recipe is made by Sunshine On My Shoulder. For another delicious solar cooking recipe, see Peach Muffins.
Merry Bevill is the owner/writer of Sunshine On My Shoulder, a complete guide to solar cooking. She has been solar cooking since 2008 and has more than 300 solar cooking recipes on her website.