Brown Sugar Grilled Peaches
June 25, 2017
Peaches, called qua-na, in Cherokee, have been an integral part of Cherokee cooking since at least the 1600's. July is peach season. This simple dessert combines sugar, cinnamon, butter and peaches into caramelized goodness.
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Yields: 4 servings
After about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, flip the peaches over with the flat side up. Sprinkle each peach with salt. Mound the center of each peach with about a tablespoon of the brown sugar and butter mixture. Allow to remain on medium heat for another 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until the butter melts and the sugar slightly caramelizes.
To tell if a peach is ripe, hold it to your nose. If it smells like a peach then its ripe. The stronger the smell, the more ripe it is. If you smell nothing, leave it in the bin. For this recipe select ripe, but still firm peaches. Soft peaches will disintegrate on the grill.