Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Pistachios

Grilled Peaches Recipe @fifteenspatulas

What’s the best part about summer?

Laying out by the pool?

Trips to the beach?

Lounging around in flip flops?

For me, the best part about summer is all the fresh fruit.

Grilled Peaches @fifteenspatulas

I can walk into the store at any point during summer, and there’s so much fruit to choose from, all at the peak of its season.

One of the beauties I came home with recently is these fresh yellow peaches.

And what do you do with stellar peaches?

You let them shine.

You don’t distract from their inherent beauty.

Grilling them enhances their flavors and gives them a slight smokiness, and they’re paired with creamy mascarpone cheese and pistachios.

Start by spinning peaches around a knife, to split it in half.

How to Make Grilled Peaches @fifteenspatulas

Give the peach a little twist, and the peach should separate into two halves (this is tougher with some peaches, it’s all luck of the draw). Remove the pit with your fingers.

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone @fifteenspatulas

Let the cut part of the peaches soak in agave for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, prep the mascarpone by stirring it with honey and a little cream. This stuff is so creamy smooth, it spreads around the bowl like a buttercream!

Mascarpone Grilled Peaches @fifteenspatulas

Grill the peaches for 5 minutes, until the agave caramelizes a little bit on the top, and they’re all stripey and beautiful:

Grilled Peaches Recipe @fifteenspatulas

Serve the peaches with a drizzle of honey or agave, a spoonful of mascarpone, and the chopped pistachios. Enjoy!

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Pistachios

Yield: 2 servings

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Pistachios


    For the grilled peaches:
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • honey, for drizzling
  • For the Mascarpone:
  • 4 oz mascarpone
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream


  1. Cut the peaches by turning your peach around a sharp knife. Twist to split the two halves, then remove the pit. Place the agave on a flat plate, then put the peaches cut side down on the agave plate. Let them sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Grill the peaches cut side down for 5 minutes over a medium fire, until caramelized and slightly softened.
  3. Mix the mascarpone, honey, and heavy cream together.
  4. Plate the grilled peaches with a spoonful of mascarpone and a sprinkling of pistachios. Drizzle with honey. Enjoy!


Note: Taste your peaches, make sure they're awesome. If you use bad peaches, this dish as a whole is going to taste bad.

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  • avatar Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 21, 2012, 11:41 am

    Oh yum! How fresh and perfect for summer. I can’t wait for peaches in Colorado – they should be out in just a couple weeks!

    I sent you an email about a Bake Sale to help the High Park Fire victims in Colorado – are you interested in helping?

  • avatar LaurieMac June 21, 2012, 11:58 am

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this out. The peaches are outrageously wonderful right now, and the weather is perfect for grilling and deck living. Thanks!

  • avatar The Squishy Monster June 21, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Ah this is gorgeous, Jo! It’s Summer at its best =D

  • avatar Suzanne Perazzini June 21, 2012, 5:43 pm

    You have made me yearn for summer with all those glorious photos. We have just had our shortest day, the winter solstice, down here in New Zealand and the woolly sweaters are in evidence.

  • avatar Stella June 21, 2012, 6:18 pm

    Oh the simplicity…oh the perfection! Served this after a dinner of grilled lobster and a fresh corn, tomato, basil, mint salad.

  • avatar Dee at Deelicious Sweets June 21, 2012, 7:50 pm

    These look fabulous! I love fresh peaches in the summer. I still have to pick some up but will be taking care of that right quick now!

  • avatar Caroline June 22, 2012, 5:27 pm

    Perfect dish–just screams summer! Fresh peaches really are the best. And mascarpone? Sold!

  • avatar Riley June 24, 2012, 10:37 am

    I agree! The best part of summer is definitely peaches! Looks yummy.

  • avatar Raymund June 25, 2012, 4:20 am

    That looks like a dessert you can only order in a fine dining restaurant, Nice

  • avatar daisy June 26, 2012, 12:04 am

    This looks absolutely delicious, Joanne! I’ve never grilled peaches before so I’m going to have to try it this summer. What a great idea!


  • avatar Riley June 28, 2012, 1:10 pm

    I love grilling fruit, especially during the summer. This looks wonderful!

  • avatar Kim Bee June 28, 2012, 4:44 pm

    Love grilled peaches more than…chocolate. Or with chocolate on them. Lol. Okay you know my love affair with pistachios so this recipe has just stolen my heart.

  • avatar The Food Hunter June 29, 2012, 3:13 pm

    Thinking of doing these for the 4th…thanks!

    • avatar Joanne Ozug June 29, 2012, 6:54 pm

      Awesome! The peaches are looking great right now!


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