Grilled Vanilla Peaches


Enhancing the flavor of farm-stand summer peachesrequires little effort. Vanilla and brown sugar cook inthe peaches' natural juices inside a foil packet, forminga fragrant glaze to coat the soft, warm fruit. Simply topwith scoops of vanilla ice cream.


  • 8 freestone peaches

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons packed light-brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream


  1. Peel, halve, and pit peaches.

  2. Preheat grill to high. Combine lemon juice and vegetable oil in a bowl. Add peaches; toss to coat. Place peaches (with liquid) on a large piece of parchment-lined foil.

  3. Stir together brown sugar, water, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Brush overpeaches. Fold foil to form a packet, crimping edges to seal. Grill, covered, for 15 minutes.

  4. Slice peaches, and divide among 8 bowls. Top with scoops of ice cream.

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