Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Butter Sauce

 Happiness is when you get a case of Lane's peaches from a friend.  What a friend!   I'm grinning from ear to ear looking at the half-bushel box on the dining table.  As the ripening peach scent wafting in my kitchen, and with kinda stupid-happy grin on my face, you'd think my husband has given me another engagement ring.  Food is my love language.   I left the box as the centerpiece for the table for four days, I think.

Another happiness?  Choosing what to do with these glorious Georgia peaches! Miss Sophie and I had crazy wonderful time deciding on which recipe to write and photograph.....yes, we are complete food nerds to the core.  Digging through her recipe boxes, she chose this recipe, along with a few others for her Wednesday food column with Savannah Morning News.  Click here to read.

Grilled Georgia peaches with vanilla ice cream topped with Bourbon butter sauce.... these dog days of Savannah summer just got better.   

Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Butter Sauce
Recipe by Miss Sophie 
Used with permission

2 peaches, ripe ones, cut in half and pitted
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup bourbon
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Vanilla ice cream

Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, salt and bourbon in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat until butter and sugar are melted. Remove from heat.

Lightly coat hot grill grates with oil. Place peaches cut side down onto grates. Cook for 5 minutes or until carmalized. Place grilled peach in a bowl, top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with glaze.


  1. Food is my love language too. I purchased a bushel of South Carolina Peaches while traveling ( I live just a few miles from the Georgia border). Love, love them.

    Grilling them is an awesome way to enjoy them.


  2. Kay, these photos are absolutely stunning, and my mouth is watering just looking at them. Oh how I wish I could make this recipe right now! :)

  3. WOW - absoutley stunning! and delicious!
    and bourbon!!!

  4. Kay there are no words to describe the overwhelming feeling i have to plunge through my computer screen and into those peaches. Your photos are absolutely stunning. My heart is happy just looking at these.

  5. Wow! The grill marks add a notch of charm to this really apetizing picture. I love the composition. You never disappoint your readers with your photograps and recipes. Awesome, Kay!

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  6. Our peaches are at their peak right now and I love this easy way to prepare them. I can imagine how delicious a little of that sauce is on a grilled peach. Great dessert!

  7. These look amazing Kay, look forward to trying this recipe for myself.

  8. These looked to delicious and beautiful that we just had to make them! Our recipe + pics are over at our blog, two-tarts.com today. Thank you so much for the recipe inspiration! :) http://www.two-tarts.com/2012/09/grilled-peaches-with-bourbon-butter.html