Summertime in Georgia could only mean one thing. PEACH SEASON. This already amazing fruit is elevated through the natural flavors in our raw honey and it is to die for. If you are looking for a delicious and easy grilled dessert idea for your backyard cookout or just a simple healthy snack your kids will love, look no further.
One memory I for sure have growing up in Southern Georgia is going to the various u-pick farms to pluck our own peaches. We would have so many and eat them for what seemed like forever.
Once it got to the point where we simply couldn’t eat anymore, mama would can and preserve them using the honey from our bee farm. We would use then use these peach preserves on everything from muffins and pancakes throughout the year. Sometimes she would even throw in a little lime juice and seasoning to make the preserves into a marinade on chicken, pork, or shrimp. Stay tuned because her peach preserves recipe is one you are definitely not going to want to miss!
Our go-to place for peach picking during the summer is Lawson’s Peach Shed in Morven, Georgia. Since 1961 they have been picking, packing, and shipping from their peach farm.
May through Labor Day is when they are officially open for business. At this time, you can enjoy homemade peach and blueberry ice cream made daily and hot peach cobblers by the bowl or pan paired with ice cream. When you and your family go on your visit to Lawson’s Peach Shed, be sure to pick up your jar of Pure Southern Honey too. Both peaches and honey are classic Georgia staple pieces that you don’t want to leave out of your pantry.
- 4 Peaches
- 3 Tbsp of 100% Raw and Unfiltered Honey
- 1/16 Tsp Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt
- Mint Leaves for Garnish
The very first thing you want to do is preheat your grill on high for at least 10 – 15 minutes. While the grill is preheating, go ahead and wash and slice your peaches in half lengthwise, removing the pits. Kind of the same way you would remove an avocado pit or seed. Leave the skin on your peaches so that way the peach stays altogether on the grill and does not break apart. Rub a neutral oil onto the grates so that the peaches do not stick to the hot grill.
Right before it’s time to apply the honey glaze, whisk together your raw honey, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Using a brush, coat each whole peach half with the glaze or if you want to save yourself from having to wash an extra dish, you can simply dip the peaches into the glaze mixture.
Place the peaches flesh down on the grate for at least 4 minutes. If you attempt to lift them too early, they could stick to the grill and pull apart. Once the peaches have gorgeous sear marks and are nice and soft, use your tongs to flip the peaches to skin-side down for a little over a minute to get this side warmed and softened.
Remove them from the grill onto your serving platter. Serve warm for the most fantastic flavor EVER. We chose greek yogurt to top the honey glazed grilled peaches with, but you can easily swap your vessel for ice cream, mascarpone, or frozen yogurt. Once you are ready to serve, bust out the honey dipper and drizzle your raw honey over the dessert for that extra punch of natural sweetness.