There’s something about summer stone fruits that make me happy. Maybe it’s the combination of texture, sweetness, the slight tartness, and light-but-a-good-snack quality. Or maybe it’s just delicious!
Peaches are one of my quintessential summer fruits for those reasons. While peaches themselves are delicious as-is, using a few more ingredients can elevate this simple fruit into a decadent dessert or sweet appetizer. Have you tried grilling them? Smoky grill marks are simultaneously rustic and elegant. Adding a brown sugar-butter mixture helps them caramelize even further. An extra secret? Freshly-cracked black pepper for a little kick.
I’ll be a happy camper if I stop right there. But paired with freshly whipped cream? A spoonful of ricotta ? Nubs of goat cheese? Caramelized walnuts? Baby spinach? These grilled peaches are extremely versatile and can find their way onto any salad, appetizer, salad, or hors d’oeuvres. Let me know what you end up doing with your peaches!