Grilled Peaches, Berries, and Cream Dessert

By Alison Ladman
Alison Ladman
Alison Ladman
July 11, 2014 Updated: July 11, 2014

The grill is fired up and ready for those burgers and hot dogs your family is hankering for. But there’s no need to step away from the flames for the meal’s sweet finish. We came up with an easy grilled dessert that takes just minutes to cook and assemble.

Inspired by peach melba, we tossed halved fresh peaches on the grill and gave them a delicious sear, which caramelizes the fruit’s natural sugars. We then topped the grilled peaches with a rich whipped yogurt cream and fresh raspberries. Refreshing, sweet, and delicious!

Grilled Peaches, Berries, and Cream

Makes 8 servings

• 250 ml (1 cup) heavy cream
• 25 ml (2 tbsp) packed brown sugar, divided
• 175 ml (6 oz) vanilla Greek yogurt
• 4 peaches, halved and pitted
• 500 ml (1 pint) raspberries
• 25 ml (2 tbsp) lime juice

Heat the grill to medium.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream and 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the brown sugar until it holds medium peaks, about 2 to 4 minutes. Gently fold in the yogurt, then set aside.

Using a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs, oil the grill grates. Grill the peaches, cut sides down, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until charred and tender. While the peaches grill, in a small bowl stir together the raspberries, lime juice, and remaining 15 ml (1 tbsp) of brown sugar.

Arrange each peach half on a serving plate. Top each with a spoonful of the berries and a dollop of the yogurt cream.

From The Associated Press

Alison Ladman
Alison Ladman