Easy Grilled Peaches with Honey Citrus Ricotta

Easy Grilled Peaches with Honey Citrus Ricotta

Juicy peaches grilled to perfection then topped with a whipped honey citrus ricotta cheese and drizzled with balsamic glaze, finished off with fresh basil and flaky salt.

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Looking for a dessert that is light and not too sweet? I have the perfect recipe for you! Try our Easy Grilled Peaches with Honey Citrus Ricotta. The ricotta gives it that creaminess you want in a dessert without being too rich, and only slightly sweetened with honey. Adding basil gives it another element of sweetness without being sugary. The balsamic glaze gives it just a bit of tang. All together it’s not overpowering so you still get to enjoy the wonderful taste of the peach. Want to amp up the flavors a bit more? Add just a touch of flaky salt!

Ingredients you will need

  • Peaches
  • Olive Oil
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Honey
  • Orange or Lemon Zest
  • Fresh Basil
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Coarse Salt
Ingredients for Grilled Peached with Honey Citrus Ricotta

What is Balsamic glaze

Balsamic glaze is basically a balsamic vinegar that has been reduced to a thick syrup, sometimes with a sweetener like honey.

You can buy it at most grocery stores. You will most likely find it by the vinegars.

How to make Easy Grilled Peaches with Honey Citrus Ricotta

Preheat grill to high heat.

In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1-2 tsp zest and 1 tbsp honey (or to taste). Whip till smooth and well combined.

Cut peaches in half, remove the pits. Brush the cut side with olive oil.

Oil the grill grates (after they have been cleaned). You can do this buy dipping a folded paper towel in oil then use tongs to rub it across the grill.

Place peaches cut side down directly on the grill. Grill uncovered for 3-4 minutes or until the peaches are slightly warmed and grill marks appear.

Place a peach half on a plate cut side up. Top with about 2 Tbsp of the ricotta mixture. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Garnish with some chopped fresh basil and a small sprinkle of coarse salt.

Half a grilled peach on a plate with orange ricotta & fresh basil on top. Drizzled with balsamic glaze (Top view)

Tips for this recipe

We recommend using a high quality whole milk ricotta for this recipe.

Make sure your grill is clean before putting the peaches on.

You will have the best results with free stone peaches that are on the firm side.

Other summer desserts to try

Fresh Peach Cheesecake

Strawberry Basil Crisp

Half a grilled peach on a plate with orange ricotta & fresh basil on top. Drizzled with balsamic glaze (Side view)

Grilled Peaches with Honey Citrus Ricotta

This is the perfect summer dessert! It is light and not too sweet. The citrus flavor pairs nicely with the peach and the balsamic glaze gives it just a little tang. Finished off with fresh basil and a small sprinkle of salt. It is delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large Peaches free stone
  • Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Honey or to taste
  • 1-2 tsp Orange Zest or Lemon Zest
  • A few leaves Fresh Basil
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Coarse Salt Kosher or Coarse ground Pink Himalayan

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Grill to high heat.
  • In a small bowl combine the ricotta cheese, honey and zest. Whip until smooth and well combined
  • Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Brush the cut side with olive oil.
  • Place directly on the grill cut side down. Grill uncovered for 3-4 minutes or until the peaches are slightly warmed and grill marks appear. (Grilling uncovered keeps the peelings from slipping off)
  • Place a peach half on a plate cut side up. Top with about 2 Tbsp of the ricotta cheese. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Garnish with chopped fresh basil and a small sprinkle of salt.
Keyword grilled dessert, peach dessert

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