Labor Day has come and gone and Summer is slowly coming to a close. It’s still very hot here in Utah, so I’m taking full advantage of the nice weather and cooking on the grill as much as possible. I hate heating up the house in the Summer, so the grill makes for a great option. Honestly, I have been grilling anything and everything I can get my hands on. Nothing tastes more like Summer, than food on the grill.
This particular recipe is inspired by a particular Summer dinner that we shared with my husband’s grandparents at their house in Illinois. Gram & Papa finished off the dinner by grilling peaches & plums for dessert. On the side, they served the fruit with sweetened ricotta. It was such a simple dessert, but so perfect for the end of a meal. Especially on a hot summer day. To this day, my husband still talks about how good it was. I have been meaning to make it for him, so I decided I better get to it before Summer was over.
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Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Mascarpone
Honey Whipped Mascarpone
- 8 oz mascarpone cheese room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- pinch kosher salt
- 4 large ripe peaches
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- 1/4 cup shelled pistachios chopped
In a small bowl combine mascarpone cheese, vanilla bean paste, honey and salt. Using a whisk, whip all the ingredients together until they are mixed thoroughly. Set aside in the refrigerator until serving time.
Preheat grill to medium high heat.
Cut peaches in half and remove the pit. Lightly brush with olive oil and sprinkle with a little bit of kosher salt.
Place peaches on the grill, pitted side down, and grill over direct heat for about 10 minutes. You want the surface of the peaches to caramelize and show the grill marks.
Remove peaches from the grill and place on a serving platter or individual plates. Top each peach half with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mascarpone mixture and sprinkle all the peaches with the chopped pistachios.
If you don't have vanilla bean paste, you can use vanilla extract.