Breakfast, Dessert

Grilled Summer Peaches with Whipped Cinnamon Mascarpone

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Total 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Don’t believe the recipe title. This is wonderful at any time of year. I tried many versions of this dish, sometimes happily and sometimes a bit nervously. The main issue is what happens when the peaches aren’t ripe. If your peaches are still too firm, try grilling them at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time. Theheat will bring out a natural sweetness and tenderize the peaches—and don’t forget to add more brown sugar if needed! —Kara Bleday

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Substitution: Want another layer of flavor? Drizzle the cooked peaches with extra-virgin olive oil before adding the whipped cream.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream, cold
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, cold
  • 1/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 4 ripe peaches, halved, pitted, and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, for brushing
  • Step 1

    In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Whip on high speed until soft peaks form.

  • Step 2

    Add the mascarpone cheese and whip on low speed until fully incorporated. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill until serving.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and the brown sugar and stir to mix well.

  • Step 4

    Insert the Grill Grate and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to HIGH, and set the time to 5 minutes. Press the dial to begin preheating.

  • Step 5

    Using a pastry brush, coat the cut sides of the peaches with a thin layer of vegetable oil.

  • Step 6

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the peaches cut-side down on the grill, gently pressing them down to maximize grill marks. Leave the hood open and cook for 4 to 5 minutes depending on ripeness.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, remove the peaches from the grill. Sprinkle the cut sides with the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture, dollop with the mascarpone whipped cream, and serve.