Grilled Peaches - Fresh, juicy, sweet peaches are rolled with bacon and brown sugar before being grilled to perfection. Then, the crispy, bacon covered peaches are served with arugula, mozzarella, and balsamic glaze.
I’m a firm believer in keeping my grill fired up all summer long and playing around with all kinds of different recipes! While I love grilling traditional proteins like Grilled Shrimp and Grilled Chicken Thighs, these bacon wrapped peaches have certainly become a summer staple for me. They’re equal parts sweet and savory, and the grill adds that signature light smokey flair to them. When they’re served with vibrant fresh arugula, mozzarella, and balsamic glaze, they’re really irresistible!
Why grill the peaches?
If you’ve never tried any grilled fruit before, I can see why it may seem a little weird. Have no fear, though - grilling the peaches wrapped in bacon for just a few moments doesn’t take away anything you love about them! They’re still sweet, juicy, and tender as can be. When you grill the peaches, they’re infused with the lightest smoky and savory flavors that balance out their natural sweetness in a truly tasty way.
How to Make Grilled Peaches
Prepare the grill. Brush some oil onto your grill then heat it to 400°F.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon. Stir the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
Prepare the peaches. Roll up each of the peach slices in each of the bacon slices then roll each of them in the brown sugar to coat completely.
Grill the peaches. Place them on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning them 3 times or until the bacon is cooked through and crispy.
Assemble the serving platter. While the peaches are cooking, spread 4-5 cups of the arugula out onto a serving platter then break up the mozzarella around on top.
Top them off, and enjoy! Once the peaches are cooked, place the peaches on top and drizzle them with some of the balsamic glaze.
Ingredients Notes for Grilled Peaches
Storing - To be completely honest, these peaches are best enjoyed right off of the grill! However, any leftovers you have will stay fresh for about 3 days when stored properly. Just keep them in an airtight food storage container in the fridge. I recommend reheating them in the oven or air fryer as opposed to the microwave.
Bacon - Pork bacon is definitely the best option here, in my opinion! However, you can opt for turkey bacon or even a plant based alternative if you’d prefer.
Brown Sugar - If you’re all out, you can easily make your own by simply combining one cup of white granulated sugar with one tablespoon of molasses. Also, definitely don’t skip out on the brown sugar. It adds a great sweet flavor to the bacon to help it better pair with the peach slices.
Peaches - Make sure they’re fresh, not frozen! Even if they’re fully thawed, frozen (or previously frozen) peach slices won’t yield the juicy, tender, fresh results we're aiming for here.
- Oil For The Grill
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar Packed
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Pound Bacon or 12 slices, each slice cut in half
- 3 Peaches each pitted and sliced into 8 slices
- 4 Cups Arugula
- 1 8-oz ball of mozzarella cheese
- 3 Tablespoons of balsamic glaze plus more to taste
- Brush some oil onto your grill then heat it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
- Roll up each of the peach slices in each of the bacon slices then roll each of them in the brown sugar to coat completely.
- Place them on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning them 3 times or until the bacon is cooked through and crispy.
- While the peaches are cooking, spread 4-5 cups of the arugula out onto a serving platter then break up the mozzarella around on top.
- Once the peaches are cooked, place the peaches on top and drizzle them with some of the balsamic glaze.
Valerie Rucinski says
I'm traveling and not able to try this recipe right now, but this flavor combination sounds AMAZING! I can't wait to try this, it sounds a delicious savory-sweet flavor bursting dish.
How many is considered a serving?