Make Alex Head's grilled summer peaches

Slightly charred, warm and juicy, these grilled peaches make the perfect sweet end to a barbecue in the summer sun

Grilled summer peaches

Serves 4

Preparation time 5 mins

Cooking time 10mins


  • 4 fresh peaches
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing

To serve

  • 4 tbsp Coconut yoghurt
  • A good drizzle of honey


  1. Toast the flaked almonds in a dry saucepan on a low heat until lightly browned; this can be done in advance and set aside until serving. (tip: I'll often do a big batch at one time as they're also great for sprinkling over porridge or salad).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Cut the peaches in half and remove the stone.
  4. Brush the peaches with oil, ensuring the cut sides are well coated.
  5. Place the peaches cut side down on your BBQ until grill marks form. Turn the halves over and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. This will melt onto the peaches.
  6. Grill until softened and well-marked. If you need to finish them off in the oven, cook them at 150°C fan for an additional 5 or 10 mins or until cooked through.
  7. Serve on a plate with a spoonful of coconut yogurt, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of toasted almonds.
  8. Enjoy hot or cold.