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I have to warn you that I am a peach fanatic.  I love peaches, peach pie, peach blend fruit drinks, peach wood, peach, peach, peach.  I love all things peach.  I grilled peaches for the site last year, and ran through about 8 different combinations of recipes and took all the pictures, but then forgot which one was the best.  So when I decided to do them again, my good buddy and guest contributor here, Arthur Aguirre, suggested this recipe.  So instead of trying to reinvent the wheel of all the combinations again, I thought I would go with his first in order to get the grilled peaches on the site.  I’ll revisit mine at a later date.  I couldn’t resist going with this one first when he told me it had rum in it.

Grilled Peaches Ingredients:
4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup rum
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Ripe peaches
Vanilla ice cream

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First make up the sauce to pour over our grilled peaches by combining everything except the peaches and ice cream in a pot and bring to a boil before dropping down to low:

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Now over to the peaches part of the recipe.

Slice the peaches into sixths. The more surface area to peach ratio the better:

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A lot of people cut them in half or even quarters and grill, which is fine.  But if you cut them in sixths then you get a higher char to peach flesh ratio and thus more caramelization of the sugar as the grilled peaches brown:

Now on to the grill. Give it a GOOD cleaning with a grill brush and crank the burners up on high as I did on my Char-Broil TRU Infrared.  If your gas grill does not get flaming hot, don’t try this dish. The peaches will stick and turn to much long before there are any good char marks. Before you go buy a new Char-Broil, call the fabulous people at and have them go over what might be the problem.

And the peaches go right on my blaster furnace hot grill:

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Wait until the peaches release from the grill grates. Don’t try to force them off the hot metal. Once they sear and char, they will slide off easily. You can rotate or flip to get good those great grill marks:

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Remove the peaches from the grill, place over ice cream and drizzle some of that thick sauce over the top:

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Here they are plated, or should I say bowled? Glassed? That’s a martini glass:

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I’ve done this recipe in the past with tart peaches and it didn’t turn out well. If you intend on grilling bad peaches, you will finish with bad grilled peaches. The sauce is heavenly and can mask a lot, but not bad peaches so let those babies ripen.

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Grilled Peaches in a Butter Rum Sauce Over Ice Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: BBQ
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
Peaches, grilled and covered with a warm buttered rum sauce and served over cold ice cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rum
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ripe peaches
  • vanilla ice cream
  1. Put the butter, brown sugar, rum, cinnamon, and salt in a pot
  2. Slice the peaches into quarters and discard the pit
  3. Set up the grill for high heat grilling (450-500 degrees)
  4. Place the pot over the coals to melt the ingredients of the sauce, stirring often
  5. Dunk the peaches into the sauce and place them over the fire
  6. When they get some nice grill marks, flip them over
  7. Once charred on each side, place the slices over a scoop of ice cream
  8. Spoon the sauce over the peaches and ice cream and serve immediately when the peaches are still warm, ice cream is still cold and the sauce brings it all together

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, the Original Grillin’ Fool, was sent off to college with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find. After thousands of failures, and quite a few successes, nearly two decades later he started a website to show step by step, picture by picture, foolproof instructions on how to make great things out of doors so that others don’t have to repeat the mistakes he’s made on the grill.
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Great recipe. Will use this weekend. Love your posts


PERFECT summer dessert. So simple you can whip it up in minutes and so good.


Do you ever know what to do with peaches. I adore grilled peaches – I am looking at how oozy and juicy they are and then that sauce – is a wonder.


Grilled peaches are so good as a dessert; they are so quick to make and very sweet (when you use sweet peaches, like you said.) Your sauce sounds good!


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