Grilled peaches with almonds and honey
This simple dessert is based on a fattening Italian classic. Grilling the peaches brings out their natural sweetness; chopped nuts provide great crunch. Grilling peaches is surprisingly easy to do. We suggest using firm peaches rather than ripe peaches. That's because riper peaches have more sugar, which tends to burn more easily. We suggest grilling the peaches in halves rather than slices so they don't slip through the grates. Spraying the peaches with cooking spray before grilling helps prevent them from sticking to the grate. The peaches will have beautiful grill marks and make a great presentation. Toast the almonds for added flavor.
4 large, firm but ripe, cut in half, pits removed
2 Tbsp, natural, chopped
2 tsp, mild (such as clover honey)
- Coat a grill or a grill pan with cooking spray. Preheat to medium heat.
- Place peach halves, cut sides up, on a flat surface; lightly spray tops of peaches with cooking spray.
- Place peach halves on grill, skin sides down, and cook until skin starts to split, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip peaches and cook, until grill marks appear, about 2 minutes more.
- Remove peaches from grill and place on a serving plate; top each peach with 3/4 teaspoon of almonds and drizzle each with 1/4 teaspoon of honey.
- Serving size: 2 peach halves