Grilled Peaches w/ Mascarpone and Agave

grilled peaches with masccarpone cheese

First, stop looking at my bruised basil.
I had a few things around the house that were reaching their death point..peaches, mascarpone and basil. So I decided to make a yummy treat. And let me tell you how good these bad boys were…After I finished my peach, I stood over the sink and licked my plate clean. Yes that is correct, I actually licked it clean..uh a dog. I couldn’t resist the plate full of melted cheese mixed with the sweetness of the agave nectar and the tiny bit of crunchiness from the demerara sugar. Oh nooooo, I am not ashamed to admit that I licked it clean!
I bet if you make these you will do the same!
Peaches(however many you want to serve)
Mascarpone Cheese(3 tbsp per 1/2 peach)
Agave Nectar(no specific amount)
Basil(1 leaf per whole peach)

Preheat your grill to around 400

Cut your peach in half and remove the pit
Grill cut side down for about 5 minutes
While peaches are grilling mix the cheese and a bit of agave nectar together to sweeten the cheese up a bit.
Scoop about 3 tablespoons of cheese onto each peach half.
Drizzle with agave nectar and sprinkle some demerara sugar on the top. Place some basil on each peach.EAT PEACH….LICK PLATE


  1. 1
    Elizabeth says:

    They look good! I would probably lick the plate as well.

  2. 2

    Those look fabulous!

  3. 3

    I would so love this!!

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    Leslie M. says:

    Hiya Les,
    yes I lick the plate, what of it!! I am a plate licker and proud of it!!!!
    So where is mine?.. Ya know it is my Birthday and I get NOTHING! NO Chocolate Cake, NO Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cheese and Agave, NOTHING! Bah..
    hahahh YOU rock BeBe!!!

    This is the First time in about 35 years I actually HAVE a Birtday Cake.. Fat Free Carvel Ice Cream Cake!! Hubby Ordered it this week and it is sitting untouched in the freezer! hahah
    See be careful what ya wish for… ya just might get it!


  5. 5

    Love how you ain't skeerd! LOL! I have to admit it does sound plate licking good!

    I'm going to look for the Agave nectar. Thanks for the link .

    Btw, after thinking about it I do believe I have peaches and mascarpone in the fridge needing to be eaten, too. I guess I'll have to forgo the basil and try it with honey.

  6. 6

    Those are beautiful…looks like an interesting combination. How creative you are πŸ™‚

  7. 7

    Sounds great. I keep see Agave at Trader Joe's and have not been brave enough to try. I might have to go ahead a grab a bottle now.

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    Jennifer says:

    YUM!!!!!!!!!!!! I like to lick my plates clean every now and then too when something is THAT good!

  9. 9

    What a great, yummy idea!
    My parents have a friend who whenever he would eat dinner over with us would always lick his plate clean and put it back in the cupboard (he was joking!). Did you put your plate back in the cupboard? πŸ˜‰

  10. 10

    This looks great! I love grilled fruit, it has such a surprising taste. The grilling brings out its sweetness with a complementary smoky flavor that's so unexpected. I bet it was a real treat with the marscapone, on the brink of death and all!

    PS – Anyone who says they've never licked a plate is a liar~!

  11. 11

    Oh yum! I love all the ingredients, and I totally plan to lick my plate when I'm done!

  12. 12

    hehe. I love that you licked the plate!

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    Morta Di Fame says:

    Look great and I did not notice the basil was wilty. I am glad you are proud to lick the plate! No sense in letting all that goodness go down the drain.

  14. 14

    These are works of art. And I love how you made use of three ingredients that most people would never think to put together!

    Casual Kitchen

  15. 15

    I love pairing fruit with cheese, and this looks like an awesome interpretation. Thanks for sharing!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I'm not ashamed to admit that I would lick my plate clean too! Those flavours go so well together!

  17. 17

    It looks great and I absolutely love peaches especially right off the tree.Great pictures your blog rocks

  18. 18

    I can imagine I'd want to lick my plate clean, too! Delicious!

  19. 19

    I can fully understand the plate licking thing- it's a perfectly normal reaction to eating something as delicious as grilled peaches!Yum!

  20. 20

    Oh these sound so delicious! Perfect for summer!

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    MaryBeth says:

    Death point or not they all look very yummy…

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    William "the Clothier" says:

    This looks good but unfortunately, I don't like peaches. Love ya, but cant try this one. πŸ™ sorry.

  23. 23

    nothing wrong with a little plate lickage. πŸ™‚
    i've only recently discovered agave nectar, but i don't know how i've gone without it. great treat, leslie!

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    Gusnawi Chen says:

    looks so delicious!!!!

    healthy life

  25. 25

    Need a pic of the licked-clean plate next time.

  26. 26

    That looks so summery!
    I still have never cooked w/agave.

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    Culinary Wannabe says:

    No shame in the plate lickage – it's just a sign it totally rocked!

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    Pretty and so tasty too. Yum!

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    Bridgett says:

    I love mascarpone so I know this would be a hit with me. Grilled peaches take on a fantastic flavor when grilled and I am addicted. This looks great, Leslie!

  30. 30

    A beautiful dessert for a bbq!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Looks wonderful.. I forget about how incredible peaches are on the grill need to add that to my must bbq list!

  32. 32

    What a tasty combination!!

  33. 33

    Yep there will possibly be plate licking in my future. I love a good grilled fruit, lady!

    My best, Lynn

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    The Cookie Blog says:

    I'll have to try these this weekend. They look amazing. Don't feel bad. I think most people would lick the plate clean and spotless.

    My grandmother always used to sit at the table after a meal, and lick her plate, all the while telling me (jokingly) that this is exactly what you DON'T want to do at the dinner table.

    It may be taboo, but who HASN'T licked their plate clean on occasion??? Sometimes, you just gotta.

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    Oppurtunities says:

    Looks so delicious!!!!

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    Dhanggit says:

    oh my this dessert is for me, i love to lick plate!!LOL!! gorgeous peaches!!

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    burpandslurp says:

    oo la la~ I'll definitely be joining you in the licking of plate! Mascarpone melting on top of grilled peaches? Man, talk about food porn!

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    Cate O'Malley says:

    Oh man, you are totally killing me right now – that looks and sounds fabulous!

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    Jen of Oz says:

    That sounds & looks SO good. Can't wait for summer downunder to give it a try. You really have awesome ideas Leslie.

  40. 40

    I tried grilling peaches for the first time last year. They are nice and simple and so good!

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    Angie's Recipes says:

    Gotta get a chance to try the grilled peaches!

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    modern gift baskets says:

    These look delicious! Where do you find this type of cheese? I have never heard of it but would love to try this recipe. πŸ™‚

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    **Modern Gift Baskets**
    you can find mascarpone cheese in the speciality cheese scetion of your grocery store. It is a soft Italian mild cheese that is delightful!

  44. 44

    Bruised basil, what are you talking about, didn't notice anything except how moist and sweet these look. I have only used agave in baking but I'm tempted to try it like this.

    Congrats on the show, by the way :)!

  45. 45

    this is heavenly right here!! nice to find you!

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    Peter M says:

    Hell yeah, I'm grilling some peaches as soon as some sweet ones start coming on the market. Love the grill marks.

  47. 47

    The recipe is amazing! Very tasty!

  48. 48

    You are so right, grilled peaches with agave are well worth licking your fingers for πŸ™‚

  49. 49

    I have grilled peaches before; always to use with raspberries on top of ice cream but I’m willing to go another route. I love mascarpone too!

  50. 50

    oh wow this sounds so good. I don’t blame you for licking your plate clean at all! YUM!

  51. 51

    The simplicity of this is awesome! Such a gorgeous and fancy dessert!

  52. 52

    Fantastic flavor combo!!!!

  53. 53

    I love how you make me smile. My mommy licks her plate too. I never do. (rolling eyes and looking in the opposite directions of you!). πŸ˜‰