A New Recipe for Grilled Peaches in A Brandy Sauce

Jerry Walch By Jerry Walch, 28th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Discover a delicious new desert. Grilled peach halves, topped with icecream and Brandy Sauce.

The Lazy, Hazy, Days of sunmer

James Dent, the American Golf Pro once said that “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” We are having one of those perfect days here in Beautiful Colorado Springs. Well a perfect day by my standards and a nearly perfect day by Dent's standards. The sun is shining here in beautiful Colorado Springs, but that is not surprising since the sun shines here an average of 300 days out of every 365. Today, Memorial Day, there is also a gentle breeze blowing and the birds are singing gayly all around me. The lawnmower isn't broken, but it is having a rest this Memorial Day weekend.
I'm actually writing this while I watch the homeless that live in the park across from my house chow down on the freshly grilled hamburger, corn on the cob, macaroni salad and the other goodies that I have set before them in my backyard. I will have to take a break from my laptop soon to put on another batch of hamburgers because these guys and gals can really put the grub away. One of my neighbors asked me why I asked the homeless into my backyard and my reply was a simple, “There but for the grace of God go you and I.” OK, now for the grilled peaches in Brandy Sauce.
A few days ago when I was visiting my favorite liquor store to stock up on Brandy and Scotch, the store owner asked me if I was going to be grilling any peaches this weekend. At first I just smiled at him and chuckled because it reminded me of the time when my uncle jokingly told a woman customer that the best way to prepare the watermelon that she had just bought from him was to bake it. She thought that he was serious and went home and tried it. She came back the next day madder than a wet hen because of the mess she had made in her oven. Well, after doing a little research, I discover that my friend wasn't leading me on. I have already consumed a half dozen of them today, so I become overly verbose here, that's why. I had to sneak inside to consume them though, because making my guests tipsy wouldn't be a good idea for their sake.
If you have never grilled peaches before it is really simple and this desert is delicious.

The Ingredients

Maple grilling plank
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons brandy
3 medium peaches, peeled and halved
1 pint vanilla ice cream

The Recipe

Preparation time: 25 Minutes
Grilling time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6

If you are new to grilling or have never used Grilling Planks before, you want to start by soaking the Cedar Planks in water for at least 1 hours before putting them on the grill. Soaking them in water keeps them from catching fire during the grilling process. Grilling planks are not cheap, but one case will last you the season even if you grill every day as I do during the summer and fall.

Begin by melting the butter in a small, heavy saucepan. Pour in the ½ cup of firmly packed brown sugar, stirring continuously until it is completely dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the 2 tablespoons of brandy. I used Peach Flavored Brandy but unflavored Brandy will work just fine. Set the sauce aside to cool.
Place the well, soaked grilling planks on the grill over direct, medium heat. Close the grill and heat the planks for 3 minutes or until the planks give off light to medium thick smoke and the planks begin to crackle. At this point the Cedar Planks are ready for grilling.

Place the halved peaches on the grilling planks and close the grill. Grill the peach halves over medium heat for 20 to 23 minutes or until the peaches are tender. Baste the peaches periodically with the Brandy sauce while they are on the grilling planks.
Remove the peach halves from the grilling planks and place them in Sundae Dishes. Top each peach half with a scoop of ice cream. I used peach flavored ice cream but your flavor of choice will work fine. Top of the six deserts by drizzling them with the remaining Brandy sauce.

This is an addictive dessert, so if you cannot stop eating them and someone has to put you to bed...well, do not say that I did not warn you.

Tags

Brandy, Brandy Sauce, Cedar, Cedar Planks, Grill, Grilled Peaches, Grilling, Ice Cream, Peach, Peach Deserts, Peaches, Recipes

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author avatar Jerry Walch
Jerry Walch is a 71 year old freelance writer for hire living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been writing since the late 1970s, and writes for both the print and online media. He specializes in

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author avatar johnnydod
28th May 2012 (#)

I'm licking my lips Jerry

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author avatar Buzz
28th May 2012 (#)

Wow, I didn't know you can whip up a yummy recipe like that, Jerry. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
28th May 2012 (#)

@Johnnydod They are delicious but they are a lot like potato chips, you can't have just one of them.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
28th May 2012 (#)

@Buzz. I have talents that you would think of, Buzz.

I'm back...I think!

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author avatar Sergeantrom
29th May 2012 (#)

Yummy and the photo is mouth watering. Then again, anything with butter on it tastes good to me.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
29th May 2012 (#)

Thanks, Sarge!

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author avatar Euphonos
29th May 2012 (#)

Wow Jerry, I am going to try this for my guy :)

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author avatar Jerry Walch
29th May 2012 (#)

If you guy loves Brandy, Peaches, and Ice cream, he'll love it

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
29th May 2012 (#)

First of all, Welcome Back Jerry, thanks for sharing this summer time delight, sounds yummy.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
30th May 2012 (#)

Thanks Mark. And it is very yummy indeed!

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