Grilled Vanilla Peaches

23 Aug

If you live in Paris, you’d know that peaches are everywhere these days. So in the spirit of eating healthy and all that junk, we decided to start buying more fruits and veggies and guess what got my fancy one day at the supermarket.

Okay, so the photo doesn’t look too enticing and I used whipped cream instead of vanilla ice cream because it was all we had and I thought the peaches were a bit sour for my taste. But the husband loved it, so I’m sharing it with you. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart.

What you’ll need: (for 4 people)

  • 4 freestone peaches
  • half a lemon
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • a pinch of ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • vanilla ice cream (I used whipped cream because we didn’t have vanilla ice cream)

– Peel, halve, and pit 4 freestone peaches.

– Preheat grill to high. Combine the juice of half a lemon and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a bowl. Add peaches; toss to coat. Place peaches (with liquid) on a large piece of parchment-lined foil.

– Stir together light-brown sugar, water,  pure vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and  salt. Brush over peaches. Fold foil to form a packet, crimping edges to seal. Grill, covered, for 15 minutes.

– Slice peaches, and divide among bowls. Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream (1 quart).

This may be a healthier dessert but I don’t think we’ll be switching our regular creme a la vanille desserts for this one. *sheepish grin*

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