These Grilled Peaches with Walnuts are the perfect way to end a summer meal. With only 5 ingredients you'll have juicy, warm peaches filled with a delicious mixture of butter, brown sugar and toasted walnuts. A healthy, no-fuss dessert and naturally gluten-free!
We got peaches people, tons o' PEACHES🍑
It's summertime and peaches are plentiful.
And what's a more delicious and simple way to serve peaches than grilling those peaches!
Grilling fruit is so easy to do and this grilled peaches with walnuts recipe has a nod to a peach crisp with the butter, brown sugar and walnut combination😋
By the way, if you love fruit crisps, then bookmark this Cherry and Peach Crisp with Oat Crumble (Gluten-Free, Healthy) recipe for later.
Now, let's grill some peaches!🍑
📝 Ingredients for Grilled Peaches with Walnuts recipe:
- Fresh peaches - go for peaches that are firm, but not rock solid. And juicy but not falling apart. It helps to have that in-between firmness of the peach so you can get the pit out AND so they stand up to grilling
- Brown sugar - light, dark or regular brown sugar. I haven't tried with maple syrup, but the results would be similar
- Walnuts - chopped and unsalted and non-toasted (raw) are ideal
- Kosher salt
This recipe for grilled peaches is super simple.
Here's the high level steps:
- Grill the pitted peach halves on a hot BBQ grill or on a pan for about 2-3 minutes. Set aside
- Heat some butter in a small pan
- Add the brown sugar and stir
- Then add the nuts and toast for a few minutes
- Sprinkle with the Kosher salt and then remove from heat
- Spoon this nut, butter and brown sugar mixture into the middle of grilled peaches and serve warm
- Canned peaches vs. fresh - use fresh peaches for this recipe, k? Canned peaches are so watery (or syrupy) and it makes them pretty difficult to grill. For this recipe, I recommend sticking with fresh peaches.
- Maple syrup instead of brown sugar - you can use maple syrup instead of brown sugar for the walnut filling in the peaches but the recipe won't turn out exactly the same. Much like the above point, you'll have more water from the syrup so will take longer and/or higher temps to come to a nice coating but you can get there. Experiment because any "failure" will be absolutely delicious.
For these grilled peaches, you'll need some sort of grill - you can use a grill pan on the stovetop or you can use a BBQ.
I like grilling the peaches indoors on a grill pan as the heat is easy to control. If using a BBQ be sure the heat isn't too high and keep a close eye on the peaches so they don't get overdone.
You'll also need a small pan to make the brown sugar filling, a spoon and tongs.
🥡Storage and Freezing
Leftover grilled peaches can be eaten the next day. Keep any leftovers wrapped tightly in the fridge.
Re-heat in the microwave the next day.
But they really lose their quality the next day - plus the nuts will start to lose their crunch.
I recommend eating up all the grilled peaches the same day.
The ingredients don't stand up well to freezing so I'd avoid that too.
I hope you love these Easy Gluten Free Grilled Peaches with Walnuts like we do.
More easy, gluten-free recipes for summer here:
- Simple Romaine Salad with Radish and Parmesan
- Fresh Herb Salad with Chickpeas and Feta
- Easy Spiced Chicken Salad with Brown Rice
- Lemony Brown Rice, Broccoli and Feta Salad
This recipe was originally posted on June 21st, 2021. Updated the copy and recipe and re-posted on July 24th, 2022.
Grillled Peaches with Walnuts
- Grill pan or BBQ
- 4 fresh peaches sliced in half, pits removed
- 2 teaspoon butter, unsalted
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon walnuts
- Kosher salt
- Heat a grill pan or BBQ over medium heat.
- Add pitted peach halves flesh side down on the pan. Grill for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside on a plate.
Brown Sugar and Walnut Filling
- Heat some butter in a small pan over medium heat.
- Add the nuts and toast for a few minutes. Stirring often and making sure the nuts don't burn.
- Add the brown sugar to pan and stir in with the buttered and toasted nuts. Melt down about 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
- Sprinkle the mixture with some Kosher salt. Remove from heat.
- Divide this mixture between the grilled, pitted peaches and serve warm.