Recipe: Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese

by Alice Currah on August 23, 2009. Updated April 11, 2011


One of the best aspects of late summer is the abundance of local ripe peaches and their many uses.  In our family I especially enjoy grilling them.  It’s simple to prepare not to mention how fancy they look plated.  This would make an excellent dessert to serve guests after a nice meal.  Topped with fresh ricotta cheese and a drizzling of a balsamic reduction, you will feel spoiled but appreciate how fresh and healthy this dessert is.  Enjoy!


Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese
Recipe type: Appetiser, Dessert
Serves: 2-4
An easy and delicious recipe for grilled peaches with ricotta cheese and a balsamic vinegar reduction drizzle.
  • 2 ripe peaches, halved with pits removed
  • ½ cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup balsamic reduction
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint
  1. Oil the grate (grill) and heat on med-high. When the grill is nice and hot, grill each half peach for 4-5 minutes per side. Placed peaches on a plate with cut side facing up. Place a dollop of approximately 2 tablespoons of fresh ricotta cheese in the center of each peach half and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy!
  2. *Balsamic Brown Sugar Reduction Recipe
  3. /2 cup balsamic vinegar and ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
  4. Directions:
  5. Cook the vinegar/brown sugar mixture down on med-high heat until it is reduced by half, approximately 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving.


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Tokyo Terrace August 23, 2009 at 2:04 am

Hi Alice! What a beautiful dessert! I love peaches, especially grilled. There is something decadent about fruit that is sometimes lost in the world of pastries and other complicated desserts (not that I don’t love those too!) Thanks for sharing such a simple, beautiful recipe! –Rachael


Lori @ RecipeGirl August 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

This looks simple and delicious. I’ve never tried grilling peaches before, but I’ve done just about every other fruit. Balsamic reduction sounds fabulous w/ this dessert.

I get to make Fresh Peach Ice Cream for a dinner party next weekend!


mamakd August 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Oh yummy sweetness! Those look so tantalizing, I need some right now!!!!


Christie @ Fig & Cherry August 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Delicious! Two of my favourite ingredients. Great photo too :)


Michelle August 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm

This looks so beautifully simple and delicious.


jenn August 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Lovely. This is definitely a perfect summer treat. I need to get me some more peaches. Yum!! I’m loving that balsamic brown sugar reduction, too.


peabody August 24, 2009 at 12:54 am

What a great and simple way to use peaches!


The Leftoverist August 24, 2009 at 1:52 am

This is a sign from the universe. I’ve been dreaming about something similar. What a gorgeous photo, too.


Big Boys Oven August 24, 2009 at 4:29 am

Wow I just loove it, so juicy hot and creamy! just perfect! :)


Carol,Simply...Gluten-free August 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

What a fantastic summer dessert.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 24, 2009 at 10:33 am

Looks delicious! I bet mascarpone cheese would be delicious, too!


Sam@BingeNYC August 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Yum! I love grilled peaches, and i love ricotta, just never thought to put them together! This looks delicious.


Akila @ The Road Forks August 25, 2009 at 10:23 am

I just saw a recipe in Gourmet for grilled nectarines with ricotta ice cream which I have been wanting to make but got side tracked. This looks even easier since the ricotta is just added. We love grilled peaches with balsamic — one of our favorite flavor combinations. Yum!


alice August 30, 2009 at 4:27 am

Thanks for your comments everyone!


Marc @ NoRecipes August 31, 2009 at 11:38 am

Should the peaches still be slightly firm? I like the sound of the balsamic brown sugar glaze.


Alice August 31, 2009 at 11:41 am

Hey Marc,
Ripe put slightly firm. I found overly ripe peaches to get too soft when grilling. Hope that helps.


Rachel (teacher-chef) July 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

YUM – I had a sweet balsamic in the cabinet that I had yet to use, fresh peaches, & an urge to try my own ricotta….. what a perfect light dessert, THANK YOU


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