These grilled peaches with ricotta cheese drizzled with honey and topped with sweet almonds creates a luscious dessert easy enough for anyone to recreate. This dish can be served for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack.

Duraznos al Grill con Requeson (Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese) on a white platter drizzled with honey and sprinkled with sliced almonds

It is prime peach season — they are available at almost every farmer’s market and grocery store.

Why I love this recipe

This dish has to be the easiest recipe ever. It’s simple to prepare and not to mention fancy when plated. The only cooking needed is the actual grilling of the peaches, which softens the peaches and magnifies the sweetness and juiciness while adding a smoky flavor to each grilled peach.

Once I took a bite of the ricotta cheese combined with the honey I was catapulted to my childhood where I sat at my grandma’s kitchen table eating fresh flour tortillas slathered with requesón (ricotta cheese) and drizzled with miel virgen (honey).

peaches on a brown wooden board on a colorful Otomi textile with mint on the side  

How To Grill Peaches

Select firm and ripe peaches (but not too ripe). The goal is for the peach to be sturdy enough to stand up to the grilling process. The truth is that grilled peaches are surprisingly simple, heat grill or a grill pan to medium high heat.

Brush the peach halves with a bit of olive oil and place on the grill for a couple of minutes. If you wanna be fancy, rotate peaches 90 degrees to continue to cook till grill marks appear and the fruit starts to caramelize.
 
close up of grilled peach halves topped with ricotta cheese, honey, almonds, and mint

How to Serve and Eat Grilled Peaches

These grilled peaches are topped with ricotta cheese, a drizzle of honey, and sprinkled with almonds and fresh mint. Don’t like ricotta cheese? Try these grilled peaches topped with ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt, or nothing at all.

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Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese on a vintage platter being drizzled with none and sprinkled with almonds on an Otomi print napkin

Duraznos al Grill con Requeson (Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese)

Duraznos al Grill con Requeson (Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese)

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This dish has to be the easiest recipe ever. It’s simple to prepare and not to mention fancy when plated. The only cooking needed is the actual grilling of the peaches, which softens the peaches and magnifies the sweetness and juiciness while adding a smoky flavor to each grilled peach.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled, halved with pits removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese or requesón
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • almond slivers
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

Instructions 

  • Oil the grill grate and set flame to med-high. When the grill is nice and hot, grill each half peach for 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Place peaches on a plate with cut side facing up.
  • Place a dollop of approximately 2 tablespoons of fresh ricotta cheese or requesón in the center of each peach half and drizzle with honey.
  • Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Notes

  • This dish can be served for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack.
  • If you wanna be fancy, rotate peaches 90 degrees till grill marks appear for a criss-cross pattern.
  • Don't like ricotta cheese? Try these grilled peaches topped with ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt, or nothing at all.
Calories: 296kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 54mg, Potassium: 372mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 48g, Vitamin A: 848IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 136mg, Iron: 1mg

Photography by Jenna Sparks

Originally published: August 2012.