Grilled peaches with sweet vermouth

This tastes much better than sweet vermouth

Ah, sweet vermouth it always makes me think of Rome, the way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon … oh wait did Bill Murray already say that?

Grilled Peaches

  • 4 peaches
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey

Wash peaches, cut in half and discard pits. Soak for about two hours at room temperature in vermouth and water mix. Remove from mix, reserving liquid. Grill peaches over direct heat until tender, about seven minutes depending on how hot your grill is. For sauce, combine remaining liquid with butter and honey and cook over a medium heat, stirring often until thick. To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Serve alone or with ice cream.

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66 Responses to Grilled peaches with sweet vermouth

  1. I love peaches and recently discovered the pleasures of grilling fruit… The combination in itself sounds divine, even better with vermouth! Thanks for sharing. PS it’s raining cats and dogs in Sydney today – no chance to go outside and grill anything… :-/

  2. nrhatch says:

    Those peaches look perfect! Grilled peaches and grilled pineapple are both favorites.

  3. JamieAnne says:

    Looks great! Lovely! I roasted peaches in my oven on Monday. LOL! I has planned to post about it on Friday. Maybe I should postpone it. 😉 Too many peach posts, too little time.

  4. *drool*

    That with a scoop of brown sugar ice cream and I’m in heaven.

  5. I love grilled peaches! The vermouth is an excellent pairing too, great idea.
    And thanks for going along with ‘peach month’ 🙂

  6. I remember Groundhog day. I don’t know why I didn’t like it as much.. it was just alright. I used to love grilled peaches so I think this is a great recipe even though I can’t eat it lol

  7. Phil: To the groundhog!
    Rita: …I always drink to world peace.
    ****
    Rita: What should we drink to?
    Phil: I like to say a prayer and drink to world peace.

  8. Kristy says:

    LOL. Groundhot Day. I feel like I’ve seen this recipe before….J/K. This does look great! (Do people still use J/K or did I just completely age myself?!)

  9. Charles says:

    Haha – never see any recipes for grilled fruit and then I see two in one day. This looks like a great dessert, maybe with a nice blob of mascarpone on top!. Nice one 🙂

  10. rsmacaalay says:

    I love peaches even the canned ones, they were my replacement for Philippine mangoes which is rarely available here

  11. I am visualizing this with that scoop of vanilla ice cream! Oh boy!

  12. Kelly says:

    Ah, look at the colour on those grilled peaches… I feel weak… I don’t think I’ve ever had vermouth. It looks dreamy.

  13. Hmm, I am feeling quite guilty now that we are going to be “chopping” our peach tree down tomorrow – it blocks all of the light to the one side of our house and the leaves cause havoc with our water tank. Okay, now that I have justified it, I feel a little better. Great recipe.
    🙂 Mandy

  14. I love peaches any way you fix them. These look wonderful!

  15. egg me on says:

    Mmm, grilled fruit. Love the Groundhog Day clip, too!

  16. Great simple recipe that is officially a classic with the Groundhog day quote.
    This is my favorite “gluttonous” scene from the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mjDS8jw2fI

    Rita: Don’t your worry about cholesterol, lung cancer, love handles?
    Phil: I don’t worry about anything anymore.
    Rita: What makes you so special? Everybody worries about something.
    Phil: Well that’s what makes me so special…I don’t even have to floss!

  17. spicegirlfla says:

    Absolutely perfect!! Grilled fruit is the best for summer desserts and I love how you soaked the peaches in vermouth! I’m guessing these peaches have a really nice kick to them! ? Great idea!!

    • Thanks, the alcohol taste burns off in the syrup, which is just nice and sweet. The brown sugar probably helps. The peaches may have a little bit of a kick, but it mostly keeps them tender enough to not catch fire! Of course, what you and I think is a kick, may be a little different than what others do!

  18. Rachel says:

    Dunno if I’d use it for cooking peaches, but I sure like this kind once in a while… love peaches, out-of-hand, grilled, or you could add a bit of alcohol to this recipe… Mmmm I miss grilling. I hope it rains someday so they can lift the burn ban (whine whine).

  19. Tandy says:

    I mostly only ever use vermouth in risotto so thank you for this great idea!

  20. Awesome. The peaches look so delicious!

  21. Jodi Stone says:

    You’re going to make me gain weight.

  22. I love how grilling brings out the natural sweetness in fruit not to mention the crispy texture it gives. I love peaches but I think I might love them even more grilled, which is something I rarely do. The sauce sounds amazing!

  23. Love the movie, love the peaches, love the sauce. In fact, love it all!

  24. I’ve never tried grilling peaches before but it sounds wonderful, and your picture is making my mouth water! 🙂 I don’t have any sweet vermouth, but I might try this using bourbon instead. 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

  25. I chargrilled some nectarines the other day, they were a nightmare to get off the pan but tasted divine! Peaches,honey & sweet vermouth (are you talking the red stuff) sounds like a Venetian cocktail I can’t remember the name of. It’s doing my head in now!

  26. niasunset says:

    Sounds and seems so delicious, dear Rufus! I can make this tomorrow, and it would be a great surprise for my husband, he loves peaches so much, but this is so beautiful and I have never made the fruits grill… I think I can find sweet vermouth and to serve with ice-cream…. Yummmy! Thank you, you are amazing. But I want to ask something, there is a picture at the top of your blog, a cafe, bar… where is it? I wonder and I loved there too. Good Evening (for me) Good Morning for you 🙂

    • It’s in Scotland, a pub we stopped in on the way up to the Whisky Trail. I wish I’d written down. I remember the food was quick, cheap and wonderful. I had cabbage and ham. I don’t remember what Katherine ordered.

      • niasunset says:

        Thank you dear Rufus, I read now 🙂 It seems so nice, whenever I visit your blog it hits my eyes… I wished to visit there, but I don’t have time for this travel, we are flying to UK soon. Have a nice day, with my love, nia

  27. ChgoJohn says:

    I love grilled peaches and pairing them with sweet vermouth sounds incredible. And to think, I’ve got a couple peaches just sitting around with nothing to do. Yum!

  28. Caroline says:

    YES!!! Groundhog Day!! Bill Murray at his finest. I’m dying at this reference. These peaches look awesome as well. I’ve been wanting to grill peaches for weeks and I keep putting it off. Thanks for the reminder.

  29. wanderlust82 says:

    This looks so yummy! I have a dinner party in 2 weeks, I may do this for dessert.

  30. Sissi says:

    Your grilled peaches look like a perfect summer dessert). I might stretch your idea to my sad oven grilling and apricots… And now I know how I will use my apricot gin 😉
    After “Lost in Translation” I have completely forgotten all the films I saw Bill Murray in! Thanks for reminding this one!

  31. Christina says:

    I love grilling fruit! I have never tried grilled peaches before…it looks like I am missing out! Pineapple is my absolute favorite fruit to grill…mmmmm….

  32. Karen says:

    Love the idea of using the vermouth to soak the peaches. Vermouth infusing the peaches, the peaches infusing the vermouth. Lovely dessert.

  33. rutheh says:

    I’m in Columbus right now and Jeni’s ice cream sells a Salty Caramel that may be like the Brown Sugar icecream. Tastes a bit like the top of a creme brulee. I can taste it melting over the grilled peaches now. Yum.

  34. Bought some peaches yesterday because I knew I had to make this as soon as I saw it. I’m so excited! Plus this will be a great way to use up that bottle of sweet vermouth I have laying around. I actually bought it because of Groundhog Day. Turns out “sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist” isn’t that good…

  35. Yuri says:

    mmmm luscious peaches! and I love Bill Murray 🙂 one of my fav movies is Lost in Translation. “For relaxing times, make it Suntory times”

  36. What a unique combo/idea!

  37. i just want to bite into this. I can just imagine spooning a great scoop of lemon scented mascarpone cream on top of it!

  38. Korena says:

    Yum! I can’t wait for peach season to hit up here… but considering how slow this summer has been to get itself going, I might be waiting for a long time!

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  40. eva626 says:

    this reminds me of the recipe they were making on cook yourself thin….it was a peach crisp or something

  41. eatlovedrink says:

    Oh, fantastic! Now I have something to do with that sweet vermouth of mine that’s been collecting dust on the shelves. (Turns out I never make any drinks that use it…)

  42. I love a grilled peach. We always throw some on the bbq with brown sugar to caramelize. Yum.

  43. Yuri says:

    I love grilled peaches! Serious foodporn here. YUM!

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  46. Rebecca Orchant says:

    Hi there!

    My name is Rebecca and I’m one of the Editors at HuffPost Taste. I’m working on a roundup of some of our favorite vermouth recipes, and would love to feature a photo from this awesome post, pending your permission. We’ll link back to your original post for the recipe.

    Would you mind just letting me know whether you’d like us to credit the photo to your name or your blog’s name?

    Thanks very much!

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  48. Sandy D says:

    Hi Rufus, great image of the grilled peaches. We’d love to feature this on our site, with full credit and link back to this recipe. Please get in touch with us for more details –
    editorial.homemade@gravityroad.com. Thanks, Sandy

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