Grilled Honey Bourbon Georgia Peaches

This down-home dessert will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.

Recipe: How to Make Grilled Honey Bourbon Georgia Peaches
 Courtesy Char-Broil

Nothing says summer comfort food like some freshly grilled fruit topped with good old-fashioned vanilla ice cream, and nothing says Georgia like its state fruit. So: Atlanta Falcons fans, this mouthwatering dessert was made just for you. (But don’t worry, anyone can easily enjoy this easy-to-make sweet treat at a tailgate or at home.)

Recipe and photo courtesy of Char-Broil.

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

70 min.

  • 4-6 oz quality bourbon
  • ¼ cup honey, plus additional honey for topping
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, with additional for topping
  • 4 Georgia peaches, halved and pits removed
  • 2 cups light whipped topping
  • 1 cup roasted salted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh mint

Preheat the grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, whisk the bourbon, honey, brown sugar, canola oil, extracts and cinnamon. Add the peaches and stir to evenly coat them with the bourbon/honey mixture. Cover and marinate for one hour.

Pull the peaches from the marinade and lay them flesh-side down on the grill for 2-3 minutes, or until the char marks are well defined. Flip them over to skin-side down, liberally slathering the exposed flesh with the bourbon/honey marinade.

Grill an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and the marinade has caramelized on the flesh. Remove the peaches from the heat and put them into four bowls, topping with a dollop of whipped topping.

Immediately top with a light drizzling of honey, a handful of chopped almonds, and a dusting of cinnamon. Garnish with mint.