We are starting a new feature on our blog today, Recipe of the Month! Each month we will post one of Chef Ray’s recipes for foods ranging from breakfasts to dinners to mouth-watering desserts! In honor of summer, this month’s Featured Recipe is Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone. We held a private cooking class today and this was on their menu! They absolutely loved it and said it was fun and easy to make!
Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone
This is a fantastic summer dessert. It is easy, tasty and the perfect end to a good grill out. Serve it with chilled Prosecco and it’s even better!
Light Olive Oil
3 Firm But Ripe Peaches (Pitted & Quartered)
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Brandy
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Mascarpone Cheese (Room Temperature)
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Dry White Wine
Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Lightly brush the grill pan or rack with oil. Place the peaches on the grill pan or rack with oil. Place the peaches on the grill pan and do not move the peaches, otherwise you will not have those great grill marks. It takes about 2 to 3 minutes per side to get those grill marks. Grill the peaches until the grill marks are formed, slightly softened and heated through. (About 5 to 6 minutes total)
Meanwhile, stir the sugar, brandy, and lemon juice in a medium-size bowl to blend. Set the brandy mixture aside.
As soon as the peaches are ready, remove them from the grill and place them in a shallow baking dish. Top them with the brandy mixture, and toss to coat. Set aside for 15 minutes and allow to marinate, tossing occasionally.
Stir the mascarpone and vanilla in a small bowl to blend.
Divide the grilled peach mixture equally among 6 coupe dishes. Pour the wine over the peaches. Put a dollop of the mascarpone mixture atop the peaches and serve. You can also top the peaches off with sugared almonds if you so desire.