Grilled cinnamon peach, pecan + honey parfait

Grilled cinnamon peach, pecan + honey parfait

I have this great memory from a Sunday in summer after a night out with my girls. We woke up in the morning and wanted to go for an exercise walk through town. We stumbled upon a farmers market at the high point of peach season.As we walked into the square the sweet aroma of my favorite stone fruit met my nose and I knew that we needed to try one. I had about $3 in cash and had just enough to buy us each a peach. We sat outside eating and laughing at the ridiculous image of 3 women having peach juice running down our chins and all over our clothes. This is summer.
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Afterwards, all 3 of us loving our food, changed our exercise walk into a morning sampling artisanal ice cream & chocolates. Not a bad day, eh?

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When I moved to California I had an outdoor space for the first time and a grill! WooHoo! And since I don’t think there’s nothing we haven’t grilled. Leeks, pineapple, avocado, and stone fruit.

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Summer peaches caramelize as they are grilled and draw out the complexity of flavors in this simple prepare ahead breakfast or healthy dessert.

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Tip: The peaches can be prepared the night before on an already heated grill from your summer evening BBQ.

Grilled cinnamon peach, pecan + honey breakfast parfait

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 20mins
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Ingredients:

4 medium to large peaches
4 cups plain Greek yogurt (or I prefer Kite Hill for dairy-free)
4 oz. pecans, roughly chopped and toasted (see instructions below)
2 tbsp. honey + extra for drizzle
1 tsp.cinnamon + extra for garnish

Instructions:

Cut peaches in half and remove pits. With the grill or grill pan set to medium heat, place peaches cut side face down and grill for 5-6 minutes, with lid closed. Flip the peaches over and grill on bottom side for another 2 minutes.

Cut peaches into chunks and add to a bowl with honey and cinnamon. Layer parfait jars or glasses with 1/2 cup of yogurt, grilled peaches, chopped pecans and repeat. Top off each parfait with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Toasted pecans (optional): Place chopped pecans on a baking sheet and bake at 325˚F for 10-12 minutes.

3 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! Thank you for giving a dairy free option as well!

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