Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

One of my favorite summer treats is grilled fruit. It’s so simple, but makes for the perfect light dessert for summer and grilled peaches might be my most favorite fruit to grill. I am kind of obsessed with the combination of peaches and raspberries and right now. You’ll probably see this as I continue to post raspberry and peach recipes the rest of this summer. Peaches are so perfect right now and I can’t stop buying them!

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

These grilled peaches are basted with butter and brown sugar that helps them grill up just perfectly. When you added a dollop of the vanilla bean whipped cream and drizzle some of the raspberry coulis on top, this really makes for an elegant-looking dessert which makes it great to serve at a summer dinner party. Trust me when I say it will impress your guests! You gotta be fancy sometime! I adore the warm tenderness of the peaches paired with the cool vanilla whipped cream and the coulis.

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Ingredients:

For the raspberry coulis:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the vanilla bean whipped cream:

  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 cup Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the grilled peaches:

  • 2 medium-sized peaches, cut in half, pit removed
  • 2 tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbs. brown sugar
  • non-stick spray

Directions:

For the raspberry coulis:

  1. Stir together the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Pour in the raspberries. Bring the mixture to a light boil. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  2. Pour the mixture into a blender with the top part of the lid removed to let the heat escape. Cover the hole with a towel and puree the mixture until smooth. If it seems to thick, you can add in some water to thin it out.
  3. Pour the mixture though a mesh sieve into a bowl, discard the solids and let the coulis cool.

For the whipped cream:

  1. Place the whipped cream in a bowl. Scrape the seeds of the vanilla bean into the whipped cream and stir in the vanilla extract. Stir until the extract and seeds are well-combined (You don’t have to use the entire bean if you don’t want to).

For the grilled peaches:

  1. Stir together the brown sugar and melted butter.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Spray the pan (or the grill) with non-stick spray.
  3. Brush the back side of each half of the peaches with some of the butter and brown sugar. Place on the grill, back side down. Grill for about 2 minutes. Brush the top cut-side of the peaches with more of the butter and brown sugar mixture. Flip and grill for another 3-4 minutes or until the peaches have nice grill marks and are fork tender.
  4. Divide the halves onto small dessert plates. Top with some of the vanilla bean whipped cream and drizzle the raspberry coulis on top or around the peaches. Serve.
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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Raspberry Coulis

   

20 comments

  1. Totally my kind of summer dessert!! Super easy but tasty as heck..

  2. I love grilled peaches, but I never thought of pairing peaches with raspberries, what a great idea!! Beautiful dish!!

  3. This sounds like a perfect summer dessert! I really need to try grilling fruit – peaches in particular! Every summer I mean to and then I somehow always forget!

  4. I love grilling fruit, especially peaches! Love the vanilla bean whipped cream!

  5. I love grilled peaches, and that raspberry sauce just takes it to a whole other level – gorgeous!

  6. Oh my goodness, yes please! These peaches look perfectly juicy and amazing with the whipped cream and coulis. Great flavor combinations and the perfect summer dessert!

  7. Yum, I’ve never tried grilling peaches but I really should!

  8. I have never tried grilled peaches before..actually I don’t think Ive ever grilled any fruit! This sounds like such a decadent dessert too! Oh Im definitely going to have to do it!

  9. I have yet to try grilled peaches.. but after seeing this I need to. :) I love the raspberry coulis with it too. Great flavors. :)

  10. I want to be obnoxious and eat every last particle of that vanilla bean whipped cream. Hooooly moly, that looks outrageous.

  11. Grilled peaches are one of my favourite summer desserts!! Gotta make ’em soon!

  12. Oh, how totally fabulous!!! I love the combo of peaches and raspberries, too…and this recipe is to.die.for! I haven’t grilled peaches in a couple summers…I need to put them on the dessert menu ASAP :)

  13. That vanilla bean whip is sooooo dreamy!! I would eat that with a spoon! But the whole thing looks awesome girl!

  14. Mmmm Mmmm!!! I love vanilla bean whipped cream!!! And grilled peaches….oh my!

  15. Last year I grilled peaches and nectarines for the first time and loved it. I mainly used them for salad, but this sounds like a great healthy dessert! :)

  16. These look so good! We just made grilled peaches at a barbecue & now I want to make them again! They look so pretty with the raspberry sauce!

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  18. You had me at coulis. This is such a lovely dessert for the summer. Mmm, the peaches are basted with buttah!

  19. I can’t believe I’m only seeing this now, when we don’t have peaches :( Pinned for next season :)

  20. I WILL HAVE THE INGREDIENTS BY NEXT WEEK ???

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