This creation though. Holy smokes.
We first had this up at our friends cabin a couple months ago and we have not been able to stop thinking about it. The flavor of the grilled peaches is out of this world, mixed with the creaminess of the mascarpone just slightly beginning to melt, and the sweetness of the honey and the earthy crunch of the almonds…. Do I sound like a Food Network host yet? It is a perfect summer treat.
Plus, they are an easy ‘wow’ to impress guests (or your stomach) with, that doesn’t take a ton of time or effort. (As long as you have the homemade mascarpone cheese already made.)
Fire up yer grill and lets get cookin’!
No serious, fire up your grill.
Wipe down the grates with an eensie bit of oil to ensure no sticking occurs. Cut the peaches in half, pitting them, and then quarter them (you could technically just half them if you wanted too). The Chef wants to note that when you cut the peach to place them on a cutting board, and with the knife already having punctured it, roll it until a complete circle has been made.
Then taking the peach between your hands, gently twist and pull until the peach comes into two parts. Now you can decide to quarter them or leave them as is.
Make sure your grill is nice and hot so the grate will leave marks on the peach. Place the peaches on the grill and cook until they have good grill marks. When you go to check them, be careful that they don’t move and you have a weird mosaic of grate marks. Unless you like that kind of thing…
Flip them over, if quartered and repeat. When they are looking awesome, take them off and place them on whatever plate(s) you wish to serve them on. It’s a little tricky to move them after you put the mascarpone on. It turns into a slippery little bugger with the hot peach melting it.
If you want to make the mascarpone extra pretty, take two spoons, using one of them to scoop of the cheese. Take the other one and scoop it off of the other spoon, going back and forth, and slowly “rounding out” the cheese. It gives it a cleaner look. It’s up to you.
After placing the mascarpone cheese on the peach, drizzle just a little honey over top. Sprinkle with chopped up almonds.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Is that not the most delicious thing ever? I love that it’s versatile to either be a side or a dessert. Completely satisfying!
Share this with your friends! It’s too good to keep to yourself…
-The Everyday Chef and Wife-