Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Honey Ricotta are an easy to make, light dessert, that’s perfect for summer!
If you love peach desserts then you have to try my gluten free peach crisp!
This post has been updated since it was originally published on 8/24/2015.
Why you’ll love grilled peaches
Summer dessert – Peaches are hands down one of my favorite parts about summer! They’re sweet, juicy, and taste amazing topped with the honey ricotta filling.
Easy no bake dessert – Grilled peaches are perfect for summer because you don’t need to turn on the oven to make them. They can be ready to serve and eat in less than 30 minutes and everybody will love them!
5 ingredients – You only need 5 ingredients to make these peaches with ricotta. Since there are so few ingredients make sure you’re using good quality ingredients.
- Peaches – Look for the peaches that are ripe, unblemished, and smell like peaches. See my tips for picking out peaches below.
- Butter – Melted butter or coconut oil is brushed onto the flesh of the peaches so they don’t stick to the grill.
- Ricotta – You can use whole milk or part skim ricotta for this recipe. I recommend whole milk for the creamiest texture and best flavor.
- Cinnamon – Ground cinnamon adds a warm, sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with honey, peaches, and ricotta.
- Honey – Used to sweeten the ricotta filling. You could use maple syrup as an alternative.
- Vanilla – Vanilla elevates all the flavors in the ricotta filling.
Tips for picking out the best peaches
- Peaches that still have green on them are underripe. They should be golden yellow with reddish blush color.
- Avoid peaches with wrinkled skin or that have bruises. Wrinkled skin is a sign of being old and overripe.
- Peaches should be fragrant. They should smell sweet and like a peach.
- They should feel heavy for their size. Heavier generally means juicier.
- The way a peach gives when you press on it says a lot about how ripe it is. Gently press on the peach at the top near the stem. If it gives like a tennis ball it’s probably not quite ripe enough. If it gives any more than this it means it’s either ready to eat that day or can be stored on the counter for 1-2 days max.
- Store peaches that aren’t quite ripe enough to eat in a paper bag on the counter for 2-3 days.
How to make grilled peaches with cinnamon honey ricotta
Make the ricotta mixture – In a bowl, whisk together the ricotta with honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until it’s well combined. Cover it and refrigerate until you are ready to grill the peaches.
Grill the peaches – To grill the peaches, cut them in half and remove the pit. Brush the flesh with a little oil or melted butter. Place them cut side down on a hot grill and grill for about 3 minutes or until they have nice grill marks.
Assemble – Spoon some of the ricotta filling onto the cut side of the peaches. Top them with extra cinnamon and drizzle with honey. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold.
Make ahead tips and leftovers
The ricotta filling for the peaches can be made 1-2 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You may need to whisk the mixture again before using it.
The peaches are best grilled the day you are planning to serve them, however you could do it a day in advance. If done in advance the peaches will be softer than if done the same day.
Leftovers will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Variations and substitutions
- Use mascarpone instead of ricotta.
- If peaches don’t look good try nectarines or apricots.
- Maple syrup can be used in place of honey.
- Add chopped toasted pecans or almonds on top for a crunchy element.
- Want to make them a little spicy? Try adding hot honey instead of regular honey or add a pinch of cayenne to the ricotta mixture.
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- Melted butter or coconut oil for brushing on the peaches
- 4 peaches, halved and the pit removed
- 3/4 cup part skim ricotta
- 1 tablespoon honey, plus more for drizzling on top
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small bowl whisk together the ricotta, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Brush a little melted butter or oil onto the flesh of the peaches. Place the peaches cut side down onto the hot grill. Grill the peaches for about 3 minutes or until they are warm and have nice grill marks.
- Top the peaches with the cinnamon honey ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with more honey.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for the most accurate nutritional information.