Grilled Peach Pie à la Mode

We’ve grilled peaches before, but never this many in one summer. I do believe we’ve fallen in love!

Last week I shared a grilled peach salad with fresh peach cumin dressing, using gorgeous Oregold Peaches from Harry and David. The salad is a most lovely addition to the summer table, with a dressing so good you’ll be tempted to drink it.

And today it’s all about dessert, compliments of the grill, with this Grilled Peach Pie à la Mode.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll never make a peach pie as good as Mom’s. So this is my answer. And it’s really quite simple. This sweet bowl is basically a deconstructed peach pie, with wedges of flaky pie crust adorning warm grilled peaches and honey-drizzled vanilla ice cream, all melty and yummy. All sprinkled in cinnamon. I’m certain Mom would approve.

Grilled Peach Pie à la Mode

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

    for the pie crust triangles:
  • 1-1/4 c. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 c. cold butter
  • 2 T. ice water
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 T. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon with 2 tsp. sugar, for sprinkling on the pastry at the end
  • for the grilled peaches:
  • 3 large ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • cinnamon
  • other ingredients:
  • vanilla ice cream
  • honey
  • cinnamon

Preparation

for the pie crust triangles:

Preheat oven to 375°. Place some ice in a small bowl of water and set aside.

In a mixing bowl or in the bowl of a food processor, mix just 1 cup of the flour with the salt and sugar. Cut the butter into 1/2'' pieces and then cut into the flour mixture using a rigid pastry cutter or by pulsing the food processor. Once the mixture looks like large crumbs clinging together in clumps, add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour. Mix lightly or pulse the food processor a few times to combine. Do not over mix. The flour should coat the clumps. Sprinkle the ice water over the dough. With your hands or a wooden spoon, mix until the dough holds together, and then form into a disc.

Place dough between two pieces of 12'' square parchment paper. Start rolling the dough from the center of the disc outward, turning the dough and parchment as necessary. Continue rolling from center to outer edge until you have a circle shape between 11'' and 12'' in diameter. Peel off the top layer of parchment.

Use a pastry cutter or a pizza cutter wheel to cut the circle into 12 pie triangles.

Slide dough and parchment, still intact, onto a cookie sheet. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush the top of the pie crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until crust is nicely browned. Let cool on the cookie sheet. The pie crust triangles should mostly separate during the baking process, but if they need a little help, simply run the pizza cutter or a knife along the cut lines to completely separate. * This can be prepared a few hours prior to serving the assembled dessert.

for the grilled peaches:

Heat grill or a stove top grill pan to medium heat. Lightly oil the grates/pan.

Brush the cut sides of the peaches with a little olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Place peaches on grill cut side down, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until nice char marks appear. Flip and grill for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Remove peaches to cutting board and cut in half again.

to assemble the grilled peach pie à la mode:

Place 1 or 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in each of 6 bowls. Place 2 peach pieces in each bowl. Top each bowl with a drizzle of honey and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon, and top with 2 pie crust triangles. Serve immediately.

Source

Pie crust heavily adapted from "Pam's Pie Tutorial" on The Pioneer Woman. And thank you to my friend Robyn at Add a Pinch for sharing her version of grilled peaches and ice cream, where she taught me the beauty of a drizzle of honey.

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41 Responses to “Grilled Peach Pie à la Mode”

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    Maria — August 8, 2012 at 8:55 am

    What a fun summer dessert!

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      It sure is. Was a big hit at our grilling party last weekend! Thanks, Maria!

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    Emily @ She Makes and Bakes — August 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I love the deconstructed version!

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you, Emily. :)

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    Mom — August 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I most definitely approve! And I hope we can make some these tomorrow.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Mmmmmm…grilled peaches for you coming up shortly! :)

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    Amy Tong — August 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

    This is the perfect dessert in a bowl! I love grilled peaches and how creative to serve it with the pie crust treat. It must be heavenly with the cinnamon sugar.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Who doesn’t love cinnamon sugar pastry crust?!?! Thanks, Amy! :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I love your deconstructed pie. Great idea!

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks bunches, Laura. :)

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    Shaina — August 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I love the idea of deconstructing the pie and grilling it. Caramelized peach perfection.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks, Shaina. All it needs is a peach granita bellini chaser! :)

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    Paula — August 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    This is one of the most unique ways to serve up a peach pie that I’ve ever seen. It looks simply beautiful and your Mom must have wanted to rush right over and help herself when she saw these photos.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks, Paula. I’m actually at her house right now, and she has peaches lined up for me to grill for dessert. :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    What a gorgeous dessert! I’d love to serve this at my next BBQ.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Mmmmm…perfect dessert for a BBQ!

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    Sheila — August 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Love this deconstructed pie! The pie crust wedges are ingenious! love it.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you, Sheila! xo

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — August 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Oh I could eat WAY too many pieces of this.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Hi Cathy! It’s true…so delicious, it’s hard to quit eating!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 9, 2012 at 5:32 am

    This is so pretty! I love this idea!

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks, Katrina! :)

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    Minnesota Prairie Roots — August 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I am ordering a crate of peaches from a local church soup kitchen fundraiser and they will arrive in a few weeks. Your peach recipes will be perfect to try. They sound absolutely yummy.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 11:59 am

      So nice to hear from you, Audrey!! How have you been? Please let me know what peach recipes you try.

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    jill — August 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    love this idea! can’t wait to get my peaches. i ordered two crates this year. smitten’s recipe for peach butter is awesome. now i can add this to my list of ideas for my peaches.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Hi Jill, so nice to hear from you. Now I need to look up the peach butter!!

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    Sweetsugarbelle — August 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

    How sweet! You did get Mom’s stamp of approval! Peach pie deconstructed! I love it.

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Mom’s an avid reader here. :) I’m actually grilling peaches for her today. Yum!

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    Donna — August 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

    What a cute idea of a deconstucted pie! I am happy to read that your Mom does approve! I bet she wanted to try it out for herself. :-)

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Thank you, Donna. I’m actually at my parent’s house right now, and she has me grilling peaches for dessert today. ;)

      • Donna replied on August 9th, 2012 at 11:47 am

        See, I knew your Mom would have to try it for herself now! Have fun and enjoy your day with her!

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    Mercedes — August 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I have never had the pleasure of experiencing a grilled peach, but I want to! This looks divine!

    • Brenda replied on August 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

      You must try it, Mercedes. Like eating peach pie, without the pie making fuss!

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    MPLS — August 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I have never had a grilled peach but this recipe sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Brenda replied on August 10th, 2012 at 8:58 am

      It’s been our go-to dessert the past few weeks, so good! Hope you give it a try!

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    nest of posies — August 10, 2012 at 12:09 am

    would you believe that i grilled my first peaches TONITE???? they were so good! i need to try your recipe next! this looks so good.

    xo
    kellie

    • Brenda replied on August 10th, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Yay!! Aren’t they awesome?! :)

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    Lisa | With Style and Grace — August 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    pie crust triangles, how creative!

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    Laura — September 3, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I love the Grilled Peach Pie à la Mode recipe and i am trying at home , hope that will look the same :-) .thank you the yummy and sweet recipe.

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    kristy — September 3, 2012 at 5:41 am

    i never had Grilled Peach Pie , but that looks very yummy.wish i could have it now because i am feeling hungry looking at the picture.i will go here to the restaurant or try at home when i know how to make it :-)

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