Grilled Peaches with Honey Amaretto Sauce

Grilled Peaches with Honey Amaretto Sauce

Makes 4 servings

  • 1/3 cup honey, plus extra for grilling peaches
  • 1/4 cup butter (no substitutions)
  • 2 Tbsp. amaretto liqueur
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large ripe peaches
  • 4 small scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Honeyed Almonds (recipe follows)

Place honey in a medium size, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until honey is a deep golden brown. Add butter and stir until melted. Add liqueur and cream; simmer for 2 minutes more, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, wash peaches and cut in half; discard pits. Brush lightly with honey and place cut side down on a barbecue grill. Cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly charred. Remove from grill and place on 4 dessert plates. Top each with ice cream and drizzle with warm sauce. Sprinkle with Honeyed Almonds.

Honeyed Almonds

Stir together 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss with 1/4 cup slivered almonds. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring twice. Spread almonds onto a buttered piece of foil and let cool completely, then break apart.

Recipes from The National Honey Board