Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Grilled Peaches with Honey and Toasted Pecans

I love peaches.  I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it many more times.  But they are such a perfect fruit, tasting exactly like summer should taste.  

And the grocery store knows just how to lure me in to buying some with their display staring me in the face as soon as I walk in.  I manage to ignore the displays of doughnuts, but the fruit just calls to me.

If you haven't tried grilling peaches, you really should.   I wanted something sweet and dessert-like for after dinner Sunday night, that was still healthy, and when I remembered the jar of raw, unfiltered honey we recently bought at a farmer's market, I thought it would taste pretty great on fresh peaches.  Instead of slicing them and baking them, though, we just cut them in half, grilled them for about 10 minutes, then while they were warm, drizzled them with the molasses-like honey and topped them with toasted pecans.  Delicious! 

Grilled Peaches with Honey and Toasted Pecans
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced in half and pits removed
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted
  • sprinkle of nutmeg and/or cinnamon
Grill the peaches, cut side down, for about 10 minutes, until you have some grill marks and peaches are slightly cooked.  
To toast the pecans, spread them on a baking sheet and toast them at 350 for 5-8 minutes, until they smell very nutty.

Set the peaches, cut side up, on a plate; drizzle each with a tablespoon of honey then sprinkle with the pecans.  Finish by sprinkling with cinnamon and/or nutmeg, if desired.