Boozy Broiled Peaches

Peach season is in full swing here in Georgia. On a recent trip my neighborhood farmers market, tasting just one slice of a perfectly ripe peach convinced me to take a bag of them home. That impulse buy left me with just a few days to decide what to do with all of that fruit. See I already had a fridge full of blueberries, cherries and strawberries.

When I saw this month’s recipe redux challenge to cook with spirits… I decided to cook the peaches for dessert with a little liqueur.

It’s summer. Time to turn down – at least in the kitchen. Maybe I’m a little lazy in the kitchen these days but I still want great food. Luckily perfectly ripe peaches do all of the work here. Just 3 ingredients (see the little sugar sprinkle spill?) make a decadent dessert that allows fresh peaches to really shine.

See that syrup at the bottom of the skillet? That’s some good stuff. Drizzle a little syrup over the top and enjoy as is or with a dollop of cream.

Yields 2 servings

Serves 2 peach halves

Boozy Broiled Peaches

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 2 fresh, ripe peaches, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (adjust with sweetness of the peaches)
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (such as Gran Marnier or Cointreau)


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Place the peaches cut side up in an oven safe skillet. (My cast iron skillet was perfect. No need to butter the pan.)
  3. Pour the orange liqueur over the peaches.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar evenly on top of the peaches.
  5. Cook the peaches on top of the stove over medium-high heat to allow some of the alcohol to cook off, about 3 minutes.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the broiler.
  7. Broil, just until the peaches begin to char and the liquid becomes syrupy, about 5 minutes. (Trust me. You don't want to keep going - unless you're going for the mushy peach experience.)
  8. Serve 2 peach halves per person with a drizzle of the syrup and Georgia pecans, fresh whipped cream or a dollop of yogurt for a light dessert.


Recipe adapted from an Amaretto Roasted Peaches recipe from the Splendid Table - my favorite NPR show.


Take a look at the recipes my colleagues mixed up this month for our “spirited” recipe redux below:

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21 Comments on Boozy Broiled Peaches

  1. julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
    July 22, 2014 at 7:44 AM (5 years ago)
    This looks so good! I just bought peaches yesterday. Looks like I'll be trying this recipe soon! Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 9:03 AM (5 years ago)
      Hope you love it as much as I do. It's such an easy recipe! Reply
  2. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
    July 22, 2014 at 8:57 AM (5 years ago)
    Looks delicious and a perfect alternative to going outside to grill! Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 9:04 AM (5 years ago)
      Exactly. No fuss! Thanks for stopping by! Reply
  3. Claire
    July 22, 2014 at 9:58 AM (5 years ago)
    Wow, these look delicious and so simple to prepare! I might top with some walnuts or pecans! We couldn't resist using peaches for this months challenge either :) Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM (5 years ago)
      Thanks, Claire!! I added a sprinkle of Georgia pecans when I served these. It was so perfect! Reply
  4. anndunawayteh
    July 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM (5 years ago)
    Love this - so simple and I bet divine! Great pics. Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM (5 years ago)
      Definitely divine. Thanks, Ann! Reply
  5. dr barb
    July 22, 2014 at 1:12 PM (5 years ago)
    Yum! Looks and sounds delicious. You and I both had fresh peaches on our minds this month. Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM (5 years ago)
      Hard not to have peaches on the mind... They are everywhere and actually delicious this summer! Reply
  6. Danielle Omar
    July 22, 2014 at 2:21 PM (5 years ago)
    Totally making this. As soon as possible! :) Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 8:48 PM (5 years ago)
      Let me know what you think! Reply
  7. Sarah Pie
    July 22, 2014 at 4:14 PM (5 years ago)
    I know how you feel with produce overload, it's hard not to want it all this time of year!! These look beautiful and I love a fast fresh desert :) Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 4:32 PM (5 years ago)
      Just wish there was so much abundance all year long. Guess I could move to California for that :) Reply
  8. Genevieve Yam
    July 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM (5 years ago)
    Those peaches look awesome. I really want some grilled/broiled peaches now... Reply
    • Marisa
      July 22, 2014 at 8:24 PM (5 years ago)
      Now is the time! Peaches are so yummy right now! Reply
    • Marisa
      July 23, 2014 at 8:22 PM (5 years ago)
      Yep. So quick and easy to make. Impress your guests... or yourself :) Reply
  9. Meme Inge
    July 23, 2014 at 7:56 PM (5 years ago)
    Holy mother of pearl these look incredible! I love the idea of sprinkling with a few pecans - serious yum! I might have to try these and put a tiny scoop of ice cream on top ;) Reply
    • Marisa
      July 23, 2014 at 8:18 PM (5 years ago)
      Do it! You won't regret it :) Reply
  10. Cindys Recipes
    July 24, 2014 at 6:38 AM (5 years ago)
    I love grilled and broiled peaches. Pecans and whipped cream sound perfect for toppings! Reply

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