These simple Grilled Peaches are served with a quick and easy Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce for the perfect summer dessert!

Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Butter Sauce on Plate with Cream  

If I could have any fruit tree I wanted in my backyard, it would definitely be a peach tree.

Fresh, ripe peaches are one of the loveliest of fruits, and if you get really good ones, you barely have to do anything to them to turn them into an amazing dessert.

I truly look forward to eating, baking and cooking with them every summer, in both sweet and savory ways.


Fresh Peaches in Red Colander

When I was brainstorming recipes for the summertime, grilled peaches with butter sauce instantly came to mind. Peaches and butter are best friends.

And since I love brown butter so much, I decided to do a classic butter sauce, but browned the butter and added a little bourbon.

Good things happened. It’s such a simple, delicious sauce to drizzle on the peaches!

How to Make Grilled Peaches with Brown Butter Sauce:

To get the sauce going, melt some butter over medium heat.

Melting Butter in a Skillet

After the butter has melted, it will begin to foam and turn a blond color.

Browning Foamy Butter in Skillet

Then after a few more minutes of cooking, the foaming will subside and the milk solids will turn brown.

Fully Browned Butter in a Skillet

Smells good, huh? Brown butter is pretty fragrant stuff.

Measure 1/4 cup of bourbon (or, you can just eyeball it).

Pouring Bourbon Into Measuring Cup

Remove the skillet from the heat and, standing back, carefully add the bourbon. The mixture will sputter as the bourbon stops the milk solids in the butter from browning.

Add some brown sugar.

Adding Brown Sugar to Brown Butter in Skillet

Bring the mixture to a boil, to dissolve the sugar.

Stirring the Brown Sugar Bourbon Sauce in Skillet

Once the sauce has finished cooking, dip the peaches in the sauce for only 30 to 60 seconds.

Placing the Peach Halves Into Bourbon Butter Sauce in Skillet

Put them cut-side down onto an indoor or outdoor grill (affiliate) for a few minutes, until the peaches caramelize, soften and start to get seared grill marks.

Then flip the peaches over to cook for a few more minutes on the other side.

Grilled Peaches on Grill Pan

To serve, place the grilled peaches on a plate and drizzle with the Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce.

Sprinkle with toasted or candied pecans and a dollop of whipped cream.

Grilled Peaches - on White Plate with Bourbon Sugar Sauce Drizzle and Pecans

Peach CrostataChocolate Covered Strawberries, and Caramel Apple Crisp are some of my other favorite fruity desserts. Enjoy!

Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Butter Sauce on Plate with Cream

Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce

These simple Grilled Peaches are served with a quick and easy Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce, for the perfect summer dessert!

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  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans
  • whipped cream for serving


  • In a saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Over the course of approximately five minutes, we are going to transform the butter into “buerre noisette,” also known as brown butter. First it will melt, then it will foam up and turn a blond color, then the milk solids will turn brown.
  • Once the butter is browned, remove the pan from the heat and carefully add the bourbon from a distance, as it will make the brown butter sputter and foam up.
  • Add the brown sugar and return the pan to the heat. Give it a stir and bump the heat up to medium high. Let the brown sugar dissolve and the sauce boil for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, begin to heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat.
  • Slice all the peaches in half and remove the pits.
  • Place all of the peaches, cut side down, into the sauce for 30 to 60 seconds just to coat the surfaces in sauce.
  • Move the peaches to the grill, and grill them for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until the outside begins to caramelize and the peaches soften.
  • Serve the peaches with whipped cream on the side, drizzle with the Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce and sprinkle with the pecans. Keep in mind, if the sauce hardens up as it cools, you can simply bring it to a boil again to liquify and drizzle, as needed. Enjoy!


Calories: 312kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 96mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 31g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Post updated in April 2019. Originally published June 2014.