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Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Whip and Fresh Raspberry Sauce

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 and raspberry

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Whip and Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

For the grilled peaches:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

  1. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Serve warm, grilled peaches with a dollop of mascarpone whip and drizzle with fresh raspberry sauce.

Notes

Mascarpone whip from Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients

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.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 410Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 85mgSodium 173mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 6gSugar 31gProtein 5g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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carly {carlyklock}

Tuesday 26th of July 2011

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

Amanda N - Wine and a Spoon

Monday 18th of July 2011

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

Amy | She Wears Many Hats

Thursday 14th of July 2011

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

Barbara | Creative Culinary

Wednesday 13th of July 2011

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!

Tracy

Wednesday 13th of July 2011

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