Grilled Peaches Make for the Perfect Peaches and Biscuits

by Pamela

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Grilling is practically the national past time in the months of June through September. It makes sense, because the heat of the day is not something you want to make worse by cranking up your oven. But the grill is more than just an incendiary device for cooking up your meat and fish. Sure you’ve played around with grilling some veggies on it (hopefully more than just onions and corn on the cob), but how about a grilled dessert? Have I got a great one for you today….grilled peaches that go into a peaches and biscuits that will have you re-thinking what can and can’t be cooked on a grill.

I’m sure you’ve heard of peach cobbler, peach buckle and possibly peach shortcake but I’m guessing you’re not too familiar with peaches and biscuits. It’s not really complicated, in fact it pretty much is what it sounds like peaches and biscuits. It’s really similar to peach shortcake, but the shortcakes have been replaced with flavorful and fluffy biscuits.

I went on a biscuit baking frenzy (just ask my neighbors how many biscuits they’ve been eating lately) and decided that I wanted to make a dessert out of them instead of just using them as a side dish to a savory meal.  I tried out a bunch of recipes before finally finding the one that I’m in love with. I’m an idiot for not just making this one first, since I know Shirley Corriher is brilliant (and I love her books). The recipe is Shirley Corriher’s Touch of Grace Biscuits from her Bakewise book. They’re easy to make and taste fantastic. I added a tablespoon of ground ginger to the batter and topped them with turbinado sugar and more ginger when they came out of the oven for a more dessert-y flavor. (I am not posting the recipe for her biscuits because it appears in her book and I respect the author enough not to re-post her recipe on my blog.)

Grilled peach dessert recipes

You could, of course, make the peaches and biscuits with regular sliced peaches, but the grilled peaches give this dessert something different from regular peach dessert recipes. Grilled peaches get an extra hint of sweetness from the sugars that caramelize on their surface as the flames cook them. There are plenty of peach dessert recipes that you could refresh by using grilled peaches in place of plain ol’ sliced peaches.

Peach dessert recipes

I decided to add a touch of freshness to the dessert by sprinkling fresh raspberries in the whipped cream and then drizzling a fresh raspberry sauce over it all. Raspberries and peaches go really well together and the red color just brightens up the grilled dessert. You could also use blueberries in place of the raspberries and that would taste just as good.

I’m warning you now: this is not a low calorie dessert recipe. As is the case with most things that taste rich and are very satisfying, this is not a dessert I recommend you eat over and over again. I made a few of my neighbors very happy. I thought that since I foisted countless other biscuits into their unsuspecting hands and mouths that it would only be fair to give them some of this completed dessert. Sometimes it really pays to make your neighbors happy.

So next time you fire up that grill to cook up those steaks or chicken, why not cook up some vegetable side dishes and make a grilled dessert too. You’ll keep your kitchen cool and cleanups a breeze. And what’s a meal without some dessert?

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Alex @ Intoxicology101 June 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Another good one. I need this in my belly now.

Allison at Decadent Philistines Save the World June 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I adore grilled stone fruits. We had some grilled peaches a few weeks ago, but adding biscuits to them sounds divine. I’m sure it would not be a big deal to add peach ice cream. For either breakfast or dessert (ice cream has milk; milk is traditionally had at breakfast; ice cream is appropriate for breakfast).
Also, the center of the diagram should include college roommates as well. :)

Pamela June 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Peach ice cream sounds fantastic with the biscuits. So noted regarding the college roommates. ;)

Belinda @zomppa June 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

When you say peach cobbler, it MUST be summer!

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