Grilled Peaches with Mulled Blueberries

John and I are binge watching Friends on Netflix because we have never seen it before (yes, yes everyone gasp) and we are averaging 5 episodes a night with no shame. I would totally be Monica (germ freak and cook, duh) and John is a mix between Ross and Chandler so it averages out in the end. A little game of hide-and-seek on a Friday night in between episodes keeps things spiced up. Don’t worry, its the old-fashioned, innocent, genuine type of hide-and-seek, but when I told my Grandma about it and everyone was having a good laugh that we were actually playing hide-and-seek in the first place and they were informed that clothes were still on she says: “Well, wheres the fun in that?!” Oh Grandma… haha!

Just so everyone knows, I was the official winner of our hide-and-seek game.

Anyone who knows me knows that I freak out when fresh peach season rolls around. We get them by the lugs when the Colorado peach season is at its peak (we’re almost there!!) and my heart couldn’t be happier. So, here I am writing about a grilled peach recipe that I whipped up and daydreaming about what I can do with the other fresh peaches I have sitting on my counter in front of me. I’m a peach freak and proud. I love summer, grilling and being outside and couldn’t wait to get some peaches on our new grill! This recipe is such a fun and simple dessert that can be whipped up in a flash and feed a crowd (or just yourself).  If you don’t get the perfect grill marks on the peaches, don’t worry about it! They still develop a warm, juicy flavor that pairs perfectly with a dollop of ice cream and the mulled blueberries. Let the blueberries simmer away on the stovetop while you grill up the peaches and you have a worry-free dessert ready in no time!

Now, what are we going to do with ourselves when we finish Friends and peaches go out of season?

 

 

Grilled Peaches with Mulled Blueberries

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • Canola oil
  • 6 oz blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon peach Schnapps
  • 2 tablespoons white wine (try to go for the sweeter kinds, any will do)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, Schnapps, wine, sugar and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and let boil for a few minutes. Reduce the heat to low to let the mixture simmer. The longer it simmers the more syrup-like it will get.
  3. Brush the peach halves generously with the canola oil to prevent them from sticking to the grill grates. Grill the peach halves for about 5-10 minutes depending on the strength of your grill and flame. You want them to be warmed through and to try to get the grill marks on them. They will also start to caramelize.
  4. Serve the peach halves with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a spoonful of the mulled blueberries.