It’s that time of year again, when we get a week or two of summer and its time to dust off the BBQ and make good use of the outdoors before packing it all away again for another long winter. I’ve been doing a bit more BBQ’ing over the last couple of summers, particularly with covid and more holidays in Scotland.
Besides Burgers and Hotdogs, which I like, you always need a wee BBQ dessert. This recipe for BBQ Peaches with Honey Yogurt is easy and can be thrown on the BBQ while everyone enjoys their savoury course. This recipe can also be made at home in the oven for a quick and easy summer dessert.
BBQ Peaches with Honey Yogurt and Mint (serves 4)
4 Peaches, cut in half, stones removed
100g Greek Yogurt
- To start, wash and cut in half the peaches and remove the stones.
- Prepare some tinfoil, I usually cut enough for two halves in each parcel.
- Place two halves on a piece of tinfoil, cover with brown sugar (probably about a teaspoons worth) and seal up the tinfoil parcel. Repeat with the other peaches
- Then place the parcels on the BBQ. Leave to cook for about 15 mins, or if you peak inside and the sugar is melted and starting to caramelise.
- Place the greek yogurt in a bowl and mix with a good squeeze of honey.
- Finely chop some fresh mint
- Remove from the BBQ, open the parcels to let the steam out and then top with a dollop of the yogurt, and sprinkle with mint.
It is best to leave this to cool for a bit as they do get quite nuclear warm! To make these in the oven, simply place the halves in a dish, sprinkle with sugar and place in the oven which is set at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for around 15 mins, again until the sugar is melted. If you want the sugar a little more caramelised then place under a hot grill for a few minutes. Serve as above with the yogurt and mint.
This is a delicious and light dessert for after what can sometimes be a heavy BBQ meal. Also, peaches are in season right now so its perfect time for this dessert!