These easy grilled peaches with a spiced maple glaze make for a healthy dessert or use them as the star ingredient to a fresh summer salad.
4ripe peachesabout 6 ounces in weight each
1tablespoon(15ml)olive oilplus more for greasing the grill
2tablespoons(30ml)pure maple syruphoney, or brown sugar
1tablespoonsliced mint leavesfor garnish
Wash and dry the peaches. Cut into halves, then remove the pit.
Brush olive oil over the cut sides.
Add the butter to a small microwave-safe bowl, heat in 30-second intervals until melted. Whisk in the maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
Clean the grill grates and grease with olive oil. Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium heat. Once the hot, place the peaches cut-side down, lightly press for better contact. Cook until grill marks appear, about 2 to 3 minutes. If cut into quarters, grill the other cut side for 2 to 3 minutes.
Flip over and generously brush with the maple syrup mixture. Cook until the glaze coats the fruit and the peaches are soft, about 2 to 3 minutes. If desired, brush more glaze on top.
Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped pecans and mint leaves.
Storing: Store cooled peaches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave on high power in 30-second intervals until warm.