Who would have thought barbecuing fruit on the grill would be so fabulous? But that's where we're going with this tasty dish.
When I first suggested this to my Dad, he looked at me like I was his crazy daughter that you'd keep in the basement -- until he tasted my grilled peaches. Now he keeps asking me, "When are we having that barbecued fruit again?" "Just as soon as you let me out of the basement, Dad."
Only kidding in case any of my dear readers might think CaliCook is wacky. But back to the grilled peaches. We had the barbecue fired up anyway for some beef kabobs, so throwing on some fruit was easy.
3 ripe freestone peaches Non-stick cooking spray Brown sugar, if desired
Split peaches in half and spray tops and bottoms with non-stick cooking spray. Place, cut side down on hot grill for about 5 minutes or until grill marks appear. Turn over and cook for 5 more minutes or until soft. Remove from barbecue and serve. Sprinkle a little brown sugar over the top.
Be sure you use freestone peaches because it's easy to get the pit out without destroying the beauty of the fruit. Other fruits that grill up nicely are pineapple, plums or bananas. You can add lots of things to grilled fruit. My suggestions are drizzling them with honey, maple syrup, vanilla yogurt, or balsamic vinegar. It just depends on how bold you want to be.
I had one grilled peach left over after dinner, so after everyone had gone home, I warmed it slightly in the microwave, sliced it into chunks, and dumped it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream... DELIGHTFUL!