Friday, May 29, 2009

Grilled peaches and a tupelo honey giveaway

grilled peaches with a balsamic reduction, inspired by The Perfect PantryAfter a huge Memorial Day meal, we needed a light dessert. I was thinking of making a simple fruit and yogurt dessert, but Mom suggested grilled peaches. Peaches are just coming into season in Georgia and South Carolina, so this seemed like the perfect idea.

Grilled peaches with a balsamic reduction (inspired by The Perfect Pantry)

5 peaches, halved and pitted
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp honey (or agave nectar)

Place foil on grill (or, if your grill is very clean, skip this step). Spray peaches with olive oil and place on the foil. Grill over very low heat until the peaches are very tender and beginning to fall apart (about 20 min). While peaches are cooking, heat vinegar and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat until the mixture reduces by about half. Drizzle this over the peaches. Serves 5.

This was fabulous, and is one of my new favorite desserts. The peaches developed a great flavor after being grilled, and this contrasted fabulously with the acidic (and slightly sweet) reduction. I have a feeling that I will be making this over and over once peaches are available in Michigan.

Another honey giveaway!!

To celebrate another great recipe that I made with tupelo honey, I'm going to give away 2 more bottles. Tupelo honey is fantastic because it has a great mellow flavor and never crystallizes (see my previous giveaway for more info). So, leave me a comment about your favorite thing to do with peaches or honey, and I will randomly pick 2 winners who will each receive one squeeze bottle of tupelo honey from Florida. I'll do the drawing at 5 pm (Eastern time) on Sunday, June 7, and unfortunately I'll have to limit this to U.S. residents. Make sure to leave me your email address if you don't have a blog so that I can contact you. Good luck!!

21 comments:

Michele P. said...

I love to have a nice cold scoop of vanilla ice cream, crush up some cornflakes, and drizzle honey on top!

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Kat Bryan said...

My favorite way to eat peaches is right off the tree in my yard. Unfortunately, it has only fruited once in the 20 years I've lived here, something to do with cold weather in the spring.

J. said...

I like to sprinkle them with whiskey and brown sugar, and either grill or roast them. It's the softer side of Jack Daniels.

-Janet

Toystory said...

I can't have fruit because I am allergic to fruit sugars, but I can have honey now and again. I like it in tea, and occassionally I use it on my homemade "cinnamon buns" for a nice flavor addition.

Anonymous said...

I love peaches in Margarita's :-)
Laura
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ababe28 said...

I love honey...especially in tea...
Thanks for the giveaway
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Geeky Mama said...

I love making granola with honey. As for peaches, you can't beat peaches sweetened with sugar and cream poured over the top. kydecosta at yahoo dot com

janetfaye said...

I like to make a Greek style cake, that is made with Farina. When the cake is cool, I poke holes in the top and drizzle honey all over the top.

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Amy said...

My favorite thing to do with peaches is to eat them out of hand, with the juices dripping down my arm. It doesn't get any better than that!

Carolyn G said...

I love grilling peaches as well. THen serving them with vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries.

I love honey and use it as a substitute for sugar.

Mel said...

Peach cobbler is my favorite. The peaches out here are usually meal, but cooking them up with a nice cobbler topping makes them spectacular.

C.G. the Foodie said...

Honey: I LOVE making peanut butter, honey and bbq potato chip sammies!

Peaches: I love grilling these :-)

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cdziuba said...

Honey I use in recipes, but love it straight on a spoon. Peaches I use in my famed Peach Crumble.

Sam said...

Love those grilled peaches! Pineapple is good on the grill too. I think my favorite thing is to eat raw peaches straight from the farmer's market. Very messy/juicy, but oh so delicious.

I like to do some plain yogurt and honey/fresh fruit for breakfast. Also a little honey in a homemade salad dressing can be very tasty.

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) said...

Love to use honey in tea. I have never grilled peaches but we grilled a pineapple the other evening and I didn't care for it. Maybe peaches would be better.

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toxobread said...

I love having peaches and honey with yogurt and granola for breakfast (or snack), likewise over vanilla ice cream for dessert!
The balsamic vinegar reduction is very interesting - I've never tried it before but it sounds like it paired beautifully with the grilled peaches.
- Jackie

Anonymous said...

Last minute entry! Favorite peach-based word is persico. I need to try this to see if it surpasses the fuzzy navel as my favorite peach-based drink! July? eli

Anonymous said...

One more last minute. I was out of touch for a few days. Saute slowly peaches iwth Grnd Marine and chicken breats. It's a favoite of ours. The peach dessert at our house is sliced peaches with a drizzle of Kahlua. If I'm feling especially festive I add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and increase the amount of Kahlua.

Karen

Anonymous said...

I LOVE grilled peaches drizzled with honey. Also great with ice cream!

Crystal
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Kait said...

I love to put honey in my oatmeal and top it with peach slices. YUM!

Bo said...

I love to make peach cobbler.

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