Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Whip and Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Dessert, Fruit Desserts, Grilling, Seasonal Recipes, Summer Recipes | 15 comments

I am so excited for summer produce. Especially peaches! I love biting into a sweet and juicy peach, but even more I enjoy desserts with peaches in them.

With a big box of peaches from Costco on hand last week, I decided that I wanted to make myself a little treat, this time trying something a bit different: grilling the peaches!

Have you ever grilled peaches before? I haven’t. I think the only fruit that I’ve ever grilled is pineapple and I’m a big fan of that so after seeing Aimee’s husband talk about how to grill fruit recently, I knew that I wanted to give it a try for a dessert recipe.

grilled peaches with mascarpone and raspberry

I love this recipe for mascarpone whip. I’ve used it with so many different fruits for a quick dessert. If you don’t have mascarpone, you can use cream cheese instead. I’ve done that too when in a pinch.

Summers seem to leave me short on time, but I still have cravings for dessert. This recipe for Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Whip and Fresh Raspberry Sauce is a great summer dessert recipe.

The raspberry sauce can be made a day or two in advance, the mascarpone can be made ahead the same day you plan to serve and the peaches just take a few minutes to prepare. Perfect for a no-fuss family dessert with the bonus of lots of healthy fruit.

What is your favorite way to enjoy peaches?

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Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Whip and Fresh Raspberry Sauce

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6 large peaches, ripe but firm
12 ounces fresh raspberries (frozen also works)
3 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
8oz mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1 tsp vanilla extract


For the grilled peaches:

Cut peaches in half, starting at the top where the stem is. Twist the halves to remove from the pit. Discard the pit. Cut each half into thirds or fourths.

Heat the grill to medium heat. Place peaches cut side down on the grill grates. Grill for 3-5 minutes per side, or until peaches are tender and have grill marks.

For the fresh raspberry sauce:

Puree the raspberries, water, and sugar in a food processor until smooth. Then, strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Press the solids against the strainer to get as much of the sauce as possible. This can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

For the mascarpone whip:

In a medium bowl, combine the mascarpone, heavy cream, vanilla, and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Beat the mascarpone mixture with an electric mixer until medium-firm peaks form. This can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few hours.

Serve warm, grilled peaches with a dollop of mascarpone whip and drizzle with fresh raspberry sauce.

Tip: If it's too hot to stand over the grill, try "grilling" the peaches using a panini press or cooking them stove-top using a grill pan.

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Bev Weidner - July 11, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Bizarre! I JUST grilled peaches today. My life has taken a new direction as of 12:30pm, central standard time.


    I’ll definitely be trying your recipe though. UH. HUH.


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    Alison @ Ingredients Inc. - July 11, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    lovely as always! I love Abby from Desserts 4 Today, and it’s one of my favorite books. It was so great to see you this weekend and wish we could have talked more. Your recipes and photos are always so inspiring!


  • 3
    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - July 11, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    These look incredible! I need to try the marscapone whip in the very near future!


  • 4
    Mrs. Jen B - July 12, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    How gorgeous. Aren’t we lucky to be able to enjoy such wonderful dishes in the summer?

    I need to grill up those leftover peaches and see what all the fuss is about… ;)


  • 5
    Leeann - July 12, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    We love grilled peaches. I make a peach glazed chicken and peach skewer that is so easy and yummy. Peaches are my favorite grilled fruit!


  • 6
    Rosie @ Sweetapolita - July 12, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    I love this post, Katie! I am a huge mascarpone fan, and am always looking for a way to tie it into dessert. Beautiful photo as well. xo


  • 7
    Aimee @ Simple Bites - July 12, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    What a perfect summer dessert, Katie. I could eat fruit and cream in various forms for dessert every night. (and maybe I do!)


  • 8
    Casey@Good. Food. Stories. - July 12, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    I love peaches with something creamy – although with my savory (not sweet) tooth, it’s usually goat cheese or burrata!


  • 9
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - July 12, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    Sounds like a perfect combination, raspberry and peaches go so well together. I have to try that mascapone whip, it sounds divine.


  • 10
    Sues - July 13, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    Grilled peaches are SO good, but with mascarpone and raspberry sauce?? EVEN BETTER. And I didn’t think that was possible.


  • 11
    Tracy - July 13, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    I love grilled peaches! Will definitely have to try your raspberry sauce next time!


  • 12
    Barbara | Creative Culinary - July 13, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    One of our favorite desserts but I’ve not done it with the mascarpone whip. Shame on me, I have Abby’s book, I know the recipe and have used it on other fruits though…seems this might be the perfect finish to a white wine tasting I’m hosting tomorrow night!


  • 13
    Amy | She Wears Many Hats - July 14, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    Yummy! Grilled or pan fried peaches or nectarines are the perfect way to enjoy them me thinks.


  • 14
    Amanda N - Wine and a Spoon - July 18, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    Ohhh, I loved grilled peaches! Alone, with ice cream, with cream… I’ll take ‘em any way I can get ‘em.


  • 15
    carly {carlyklock} - July 26, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    You had me at mascarpone whip. I think I’ll use that in every dish I make from here on out.


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