Grilled Peaches with Cheese & Honey are sweet and savory appetizers for sunny days. Serve it as an appetizer or as a light dessert, this vibrant dish would totally please your guests!
If you love juicy peaches, then you will surely relish these sweet and juicy Grilled Peaches with Walnut Cheese and Honey. This easy, light, and refreshing 10 minutes dish is a scrumptious combination of sweet summer fruit with savory flavors.
In this dish, grilling intensifies the natural sweetness of peaches and makes them juicier. At the same time, the savory, creamy and nutty soft walnut cheese balances the sweet flavors. Finally a drizzle of honey enhances the natural sweetness.
Stone fruits and cheese are a luscious combination. If you haven’t tried grilling peaches ever, then you certainly are missing out on something utterly delightful.
The sweet juicy Grilled Peach pairs deliciously well with savory cheese, dried oregano, fresh herbs, and honey.
It is a mind-blowing dish to make when you have parties or get-togethers.
Ingredients for Grilled Peaches with Cheese & Honey
You will need some very basic ingredients to make this dish. These ingredients are:
Fresh Peaches - For grilling, using the best juicy and fresh peaches are just perfect. If you don’t have peaches, then you can also replicate the same recipe using fresh nectarines.
Cheese – I have used soft walnut cheese for this recipe. You can also swap it with cream cheese, goat cheese. Using cheese is completely optional though, if you don’t like cheese with fruits then you can omit using the cheese altogether. You can also use ice cream here.
Honey – Grilled peaches and honey are the best friends. A drizzle of honey over the warm and freshly grilled peaches is just devouring. If you don’t like honey then you can also swap it with maple syrup or Agave.
Fresh Herbs – I have used fresh mint and parsley for an added freshness and divine flavors. You can also use basil, or thyme in this grilled peach recipe.
Others – I have sprinkled peaches with salt, pepper and oregano. If you are planning to serve it as a dessert then skip the seasoning.
How to Grill Peach
Step 1 – Preheat the grill or a griddle pan to medium. Slice the peaches in half and remove the pit. You can keep them in halves or cut them into quarters like I did.
Step 2 – Spray the griddle with olive oil and then place the peaches, flesh-side down, on the griddle pan/grill. Grill for about 2 minutes. Once grilled, flip the peaches and grill them from all the sides for about 2-3 minutes or until caramelized and grilled. Your sweet, smoky and a bit tangy grilled peaches are ready.
Step 3 – To make Grilled Peaches with Cheese & Honey, slice the cheese. Then place the grilled peaches on a serving plate. Top each warm grilled peach with cheese slices. Sprinkle with chopped/torn mint and parsley. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with ground black pepper, salt and dried oregano. Serve warm!
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You can serve grilled peaches with cheese and honey alone as a tangy-sweet appetizer, or add them to a cheese board, or enjoy them as a dessert to satisfy dessert cravings. To serve it as an after-meal dessert, swap cheese with vanilla ice cream, and skip the seasoning.
Tips, tricks and variations to make best Grilled Peaches with Cheese & Honey
If you are unable to remove the pit, then simply use your fingers to loosen it.
Don’t use overripe or wrinkled peaches for grilling.
I have grilled peaches using olive oil, you can also use butter for grilling. It tastes best specially if you are planning to serve them with whipped cream or ice cream
Adding dried oregano and salt is entirely optional in this recipe.
Peach kabobs – You can also make peach kabobs by threading peaches into a skewer.
You can swap honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
More delicious and refreshing recipes with peaches you might like are:
How long does it take to grill a peach?
If you are using ripe yet firm peaches then it would take about 4 to 5 minutes to develop the grill marks and soften the fruit.
Does grilling peaches make them sweeter?
The process of grilling enhances the natural sweetness in the peaches. Due to the heat, the flesh softens. And you get caramelized and sweet tasting peaches.
Do peaches need to be ripe for grilling?
You need slightly ripe peaches which are still firm to take the heat without turning mushy. It shouldn’t be squishy, so do not use overripe, wrinkled, or soft peaches for grilling.
Should I peel peaches for making Grilled Peaches with Cheese & Honey?
There is no need to peel the peaches before grilling because they taste good. If you want to peel the skin off, then you can easily do it after grilling. Just a few minutes after the grilling pinch the skin and it would come off instantly.
What type of cheese goes well with peaches?
Other than soft walnut processed cheese, you can also use goat cheese, burrata, mascarpone, and blue cheese. They all pair deliciously well with grilled peaches.
How do you grill peaches on a skewer?
Cut the peaches into cubes and thread them on a skewer. Drizzle with oil and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side. Peach kabobs are ready. Drizzle with honey and serve with your favorite or whipped cream.
Grilled Peaches with Cheese and Honey (Step-by-step photo instructions)
Making grilled peaches with cheese and honey
- Cut the peaches in half, lengthwise, and remove the stone. You can use halves or quarter them as I did.
- Preheat a stove-top griddle pan or grill on medium heat. Drizzle or spray the olive oil on the griddle pan. Place the peaches on a griddle pan, flesh side down. Spray the top with more olive oil and grill for 2 minutes or until peaches are grilled and caramelized. Flip and grill the peaches from another side as well.
- Meanwhile, slice the cheese into 1/2 inch pieces and keep it aside. Also, roughly chop the walnuts.
- Once the peaches are grilled from all sides and nicely charred, transfer them to a serving plate. Top each hot grilled peach piece with cheese. This step would allow the cheese to melt slightly. Sprinkle with roughly chopped mint, parsley.
- Top with walnuts and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, ground black pepper, and dried oregano. Enjoy warm!