Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Mascarpone Cream

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This grilled peaches recipe is divine and a wonderful way to bring fruit flavors to your grill. Summer is a perfect time to enjoy both succulent, fresh peaches and also grilling. Combine the two with this beautiful, tasty dessert recipe. We are topping it with a Honey Whipped Mascarpone Cream that is absolutely delicious.

4 Grilled peaches on a big white serving platter topped with the honey whipped mascarpone cheese and mint.

Folks, we always have fun with grilling and today we are adding grilled peaches to the mix! This Grilled Peaches recipe with Honey Whipped Mascarpone Cream brings luxurious Summer flavors to your picnic table and an interesting way to serve peaches!

Traditional grilling recipes like grilled ribeye steak or grilled pork chops are always great, but I don’t like to skip dessert. This recipe is my attempt to fill the sweet tooth in your life and make Summer dessert more enjoyable.

Peaches are one of the many great fruits that are in season during the Summer months, so I wanted to work with it. Peaches and cream is a classic dish that would seem obvious, but I wanted to incorporate the grill and I didn’t want it to be an obvious recipe. I have used mascarpone cheese before and love pairing it with fruit, so I thought this would be an excellent combination!

Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Mascarpone Cream Summary

This is a very straight-forward recipe. First, we grill the peaches and I talk about that process in this post. Separately, we whip together the tasty mascarpone cream topping. When the grilling bit is done, we combine the two and eat them!

How To Grill Peaches

Grilling peaches is very easy if you follow a few simple steps.

Use Fresh and Ripe Peaches for Grilling

One of the biggest, and most frustrating, challenges I had in this recipe was getting great peaches. If a peach is not ripe, it is very hard to pit and keep the nice peach halves we want for grilling. So we want peaches that we can easily pit and cut into two halves.

Here are some instructions on how to pit a peach, but I would advise you to look for peaches that are fairly ripe. That is, they are not hard and feel like they would be a beautiful juicy mess if you bit into them. Pick beautiful peaches and your final product is going to be better.

Light Coating of Olive Oil

For four peaches, I use about one tablespoon of olive oil and just lightly coat them. The goal is to just help it so that the peaches will not stick to your grill when cooking and give a nice fat coating for a tad of sear. Having a clean grill will also help with this, but just a dab of olive oil can go a long way with this.

Grilled Peaches Temp and Time

Grilled peaches are really a simple endeavor once you have them pitted and halved. Preheat your grill to 400 and have a space for non-direct heat.  5 minutes face down and 5 minutes face up.

Honey Whipped Mascarpone Cream

This is such a delicious treat and it is so simple to make! This whipped mascarpone recipe goes great with these grilled peaches and is such a tasty treat. Really a new way to think about whipped topping if you haven’t used mascarpone in this way before.

What is Mascarpone?

Mascarpone is a mild and soft Italian cheese. Probably the most famous mascarpone recipe is Tiramisu, but you can often find it in fruit recipes or really anything that might use cream cheese.

Not All Mascarpone is the Same

One lesson I learned while developing this recipe is that not all mascarpones are the same. That is, I used the exact same recipe with two different brands of mascarpone and got different results. One was perfect and the other had a topping that was soupy! For that reason, it is imperative that you are a bit cautious when adding cream to the mascarpone. You can use any mascarpone, but you should be adding your cream judiciously and incrementally.

Oranges

We use orange zest in this recipe. It adds an interesting texture and flavor to this topping that both Ashley and I really liked!

Whipped Topping Serving

All you really need is a spoon to dollop this beautiful topping onto the peaches, but you can make it much prettier by using a piping bag to add the topping to this recipe.

Grilled Peaches Process Description

Process shots 1-4 for making Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Mascarpone recipe

  1. Pit and cut peaches in half. Lightly coat with olive oil.
  2. Add honey, cream, and orange zest to the mixing bowl. Orange zest can really be added before or after it is whipped, as long as they are well combined into the topping.
  3. Using a hand mixer, mix all topping ingredients.
  4. Preheat grill to 400 and grill peaches for 5 minutes on each side.

Grilled Peaches Tips

  • Use fresh peaches and make sure they are ripe enough to where they can be easily pitted.
  • Not all mascarpone is the same. I used Bel Goioso brand, but as long as you are paying attention to the consistency of the whipped topping and not letting it get too soupy, you should be good. Slowly pour cream and only use enough to soften cheese slightly.
  • Make sure to lightly coat your peaches in Olive Oil to help prevent sticking.
  • Have a clean grill to help prevent sticking.

Overhead view of grilled peaches and whipped mascarpone with honey.

Products Used in Grilled Peaches Recipe

Did You Try This Recipe?

Excellent! Let me know how it went and consider sharing with your friends. Share this recipe on Pinterest, Facebook, or leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you. If you are looking for something beautiful, tasty, and interesting to put on your grill this summer, you should really give this Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Mascarpone a try! You won’t regret eating this decadent dessert. 

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Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Mascarpone Cream

4 Grilled peaches on a big white serving platter topped with the honey whipped mascarpone cheese and mint.

This Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Mascarpone is decadent, delicious, and a beautiful Summer dessert!

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Desserts 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Ingredients

For Honey Whipped Mascarpone

  • 8 Ounces mascarpone (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Zest from one orange

For Peaches

  • 4 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add Mascarpone and honey to dish
  2. Use a hand mixer to mix mascarpone and slowly add heavy cream. You may not need all of the cream and only allow to get to a consistency slightly thicker than whipped cream.
  3. Fold in orange zest.
  4. Put in fridge
  5. Pit and halve peaches
  6. Lightly coat with olive oil
  7. preheat grill to 400 Fahrenheit, with a direct and nondirect area.
  8. place peach halves on nondirect heat face down for 5 minutes (close the top)
  9. flip and cook for another 5 minutes (close the top)
  10. remove and top with Honey Whipped Mascarpone topping
  11. SERVE

Notes

  • Use fresh peaches and make sure they are ripe enough to where they can be easily pitted.
  • Not all mascarpone is the same. I used Bel Goioso brand, but as long as you are paying attention to the consistency of the whipped topping and not letting it get too soupy, you should be good. Slowly pour cream and only use enough to soften cheese slightly.
  • Make sure to lightly coat your peaches in Olive Oil to help prevent sticking.
  • Have a clean grill to help prevent sticking.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Peach
  • Calories: 459 kcal
  • Sugar: 27 g
  • Sodium: 43 mg
  • Fat: 38 g
  • Saturated Fat: 22 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 78 mg

Keywords: Grilled Peaches

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    August 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Great post! Who doesn’t love summer peaches, and grilling them is such a stellar idea. But you really had me at whipped mascarpone cream. I discovered that incredible combination a few years ago – so luscious. But I didn’t think about adding honey, or orange zest. I’ll bet it’s magnificent!

    • Reply
      Ben
      August 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      It is pretty darn good. A good way to enjoy it and the orange zest definitely adds an interesting texture.

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