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Nov 20, 2009

Grilled Peaches with Fresh Cherry SauceRecipe from Weber's Art of the Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

1 Reviews

Serves: 4 // Prep time: 15 minutes | Grilling time: 8 to 10 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 1 lb fresh cherries
  • 4 fresh peaches

Condiments

  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Dairy

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 fl oz vanilla ice cream

Wine / Beer / Spirits

  • 4 fl oz dry red wine
  • 1 tsp kirsch (cherry liqueur)

Other

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 rolled wafer cookies

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 pound (about 1 cup) fresh dark cherries, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kirsch (cherry liqueur)

  • 4 medium fresh peaches
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 4 rolled wafer cookies

Instructions

  1. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, combine the pitted cherries, sugar, red wine, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and purée until completely smooth. Return the mixture to the sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the kirsch. Simmer until reduced to about ¼ cup, 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  3. Cut the peaches in half and remove and discard the pits. Place the halves in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter and brown sugar together. Coat the peaches with the butter mixture.

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the peaches over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until grill marks are clearly visible and the peaches are soft, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once.

  5. While the peaches are still warm, layer each serving glass with two peach halves, one scoop of ice cream, and 1 tablespoon cherry sauce. Tuck a cookie into each glass. Serve immediately.

1 Review

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Jul 7, 2013

Jeff S

Great dessert, easy to make

Family of five loved this, was easy to make. Instead of buying the cherry liquor, we just used a mini bottle of brandy and used the prescribed amount from that bottle, saved about $20. The sauce at the bottom of the bowl is great, all of those flavors melting together

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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