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When life gives you peaches, you grill ‘em. With some brown sugar on top.

When life gives you unannounced guests, you grill the peaches and stuff ‘em inside a biscuit. With some whipped cream on top.

And as you’re making those peaches, you have to sing, “Last minute guests, what ‘cha gonna do, what ‘cha gonna do when they come for you…”.

I swear on my spatulas, I sang that song the entire time that I was making these.

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Why peaches, you ask? ‘Cause I didn’t have any strawberries.

Well, I had some, but that’s baby girl’s snack – can’t go there.

And the grill was already fired up.

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I am just glad that I made a couple extras because without them I wouldn’t have a post today.

Or, I would have a post, but without these shortcakes. Not good. These shortcakes really deserve their own post.

Grilled Peach Shortcakes

(makes 10 shortcakes)

You will need:

For the Peaches:

  • 4 peaches, washed, sliced (about 8 slices per peach)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, or to taste

For the Biscuits:

  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick mix
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


For the Peaches:

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  • Drizzle peaches with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with brown sugar; let sit for 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the grill.
  • Brush grill with a bit of oil.
  • Place peach-slices on the grill. Grill for 5 minutes then turn over and grill for another minute or two, or until soft.
  • Remove and let them cool to room temperature.

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Prepare the biscuits by combining all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until a soft dough forms.

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  • Drop 10 spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

For the Whipped Cream:

  • Meanwhile prepare the whipped cream by combining together the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

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  • Assemble the shortcakes by cutting the biscuits in half.
  • Place 3 to 4 slices of grilled peaches on the bottom half of the biscuit, top with a spoonful of whipped cream, and cover with the top half of the biscuit.
  • Serve immediately or put the cakes in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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  1. Jamie @ Wokintime August 1, 2011 at 6:06 PM - Reply

    If you keep cooking like that you’re going to have a string of unannounced guests! Grilled peaches sound delicious!

    I love the song by the way! Whatcha gonna do when the come for you. Now I’ll be singing that all day in my head.

  2. Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen July 30, 2011 at 10:58 PM - Reply

    Mmmmm, these sound amazing! Thinking about trying them with sweetened rhubarb… I’m a sucker for desserts with fresh whipped cream. :)

  3. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence July 30, 2011 at 9:33 AM - Reply

    Summer on a plate. Yum!

  4. Terra July 28, 2011 at 11:22 PM - Reply

    I am soooo addicted to peaches lately, this looks delicious! I love grilling them with honey and lime mixed:-) Perfect compliment to me, biscuits and peaches:-)
    Hugs, Terra

  5. Sandra July 28, 2011 at 9:15 PM - Reply

    Dessert on the fly I love it! I think you and Top 9 are made for each other.

  6. Chrissy July 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM - Reply

    First off, I cannot believe you swore on your spatulas! Secondly, I feel that song is very fitting for the moment. And thirdly, holy shortcakes! Those are fantastic! Anything, and I mean ANY-THANGG, with summer peaches is an addiction. So, in short. I am making these asap. You’re the best!

  7. Feast on the Cheap July 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM - Reply

    Love this – total torture looking at it pre-lunchtime on an empty stomach!

  8. Valerie July 27, 2011 at 9:22 AM - Reply

    They look really good, i don’t have to taste them to say they’re good! Congrats for the top 9, hope one day i’ll be there with you =D

  9. Sandra's Easy Cooking July 27, 2011 at 2:42 AM - Reply

    Congrats on top 9!!!

  10. Roxana GreenGirl July 27, 2011 at 12:02 AM - Reply

    grilled peaches – i love them, well i love peaches in general.
    love this last minute treat for your unannounced guests.

    p.s. you cracked me up swearing on your spatula LOL

  11. Elies_Lie July 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM - Reply

    Kate! That was very tempting! :D

  12. Baking Serendipity July 26, 2011 at 11:27 PM - Reply

    These look amazing! Subbing peaches for the strawberries is such a little change, but it looks delicious! I’d have guests unannounced all the time if I served them this :)

  13. Sanjeeta kk July 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM - Reply

    Am loving the idea of grilling the peach in the recipe! The shortcakes look lovely with the uneven crust.

  14. Happy When Not Hungry July 26, 2011 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    This looks fabulous!!! What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  15. kitchenarian July 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM - Reply

    I’ll be there tomorrow night, unannounced, and I want these! Delicious!!

  16. marla July 26, 2011 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    Such fun shortcakes – I love grilled peaches.

  17. The Farmers Wife July 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM - Reply

    Kate, this recipe is beyond awesome! I’ve never EVER had a grilled peach before… That WILL change now. haha!

  18. Tes July 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM - Reply

    I really have a mood for grill peach now! It looks so lovely :)

  19. Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) July 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM - Reply

    This is MY KIND OF RECIPE!!! absolutely gorgeous and looks so delish. great job :)

  20. claire July 26, 2011 at 8:57 AM - Reply

    This looks TASTY!!

  21. Tiffany July 26, 2011 at 8:49 AM - Reply

    I just made banana splits with grilled peaches! If only I had a biscuit! :D LOL!

  22. Lolly's Sweet Treats July 26, 2011 at 8:02 AM - Reply

    Oh these look fabulous! I love that you grill the peaches :)

  23. Medeja July 26, 2011 at 7:36 AM - Reply

    Yum! Really great set- biscuit, peaches and cream..

  24. Britne @ Shabbotts Habits July 26, 2011 at 7:32 AM - Reply

    It’s no secret that I love the grill, so these peaches are right up my alley! Plus, I just love shortcakes! What a fantastic idea – thanks for sharing!

  25. Lindsey@Lindselicious July 26, 2011 at 2:15 AM - Reply

    Oh grilled peaches on this sounds amazing Kate. I actually have clove and balsamic sugar that I think would be great on this!

  26. Mina @ Angellove's Cooking July 26, 2011 at 12:38 AM - Reply

    These look so yummy, Kate!! I bet your unannounced guests will visit you again soon ;)

  27. Nami | Just One Cookbook July 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM - Reply

    This is my 2nd time seeing grilled peach recipe and I’m VERY interested. I just need to buy peaches and try grilling them! Your shortcakes look so delicious!!!

  28. Angie@Angiesrecipes July 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM - Reply

    They look so inviting and do deserve an entry of their own!

  29. Kim Bee July 25, 2011 at 9:54 PM - Reply

    These look so good. I love that you did them with peaches.

  30. Ramona July 25, 2011 at 9:13 PM - Reply

    YUM! These look so wonderful and grilled peaches… WOW! You’re pictures look like they come from a book or magazine… they are so perfect. I always drool over your recipes and pictures. You do a great job of both. : )

  31. Firefly July 25, 2011 at 9:06 PM - Reply

    Thanks Kate now I;m craving grilled peaches :) looks delicious :)

  32. The Harried Cook July 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM - Reply

    LOL :D Funny post… I would be afraid to go near the strawberries too… My little girl is crazy about them & would bring the house down if I did something silly like make something with them! :) You did a fantastic job with these… LOVE these peach shortcakes… I bet they taste amazing…Thanks for sharing :)

  33. Ann July 25, 2011 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    Wow – these look terrific! Your pictures are SO beautiful! I would drop by unannounced, too! Buzzing this one!

  34. Vicki @ WITK July 25, 2011 at 8:20 PM - Reply

    I like your idea of what to do with all of these summer peaches! Looks delicious and perfect for summer.

  35. claudia lamascolo July 25, 2011 at 7:42 PM - Reply

    I am on a peach frenzy right now and this is one more to add to the list of must trys lovely~

  36. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos July 25, 2011 at 7:06 PM - Reply

    ahhh i love!! “when life gives you peaches, you make peachy shortcakes” :)

  37. Heidi @ Food Doodles July 25, 2011 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    Those look so delicious. I love shortcake and this looks so good, and those peaches? Yum!

  38. Cassie @ Bake Your Day July 25, 2011 at 6:03 PM - Reply

    Perfect for unexpected guests and perfect way to use up the wonderful peaches. I have been seeing a lot of shortcakes using biscuits lately and I love the idea, yours look great!

  39. Steph@stephsbitebybite July 25, 2011 at 5:19 PM - Reply

    This screams summer!! I want to grill up some peaches!

  40. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker July 25, 2011 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous looking recipe and photos alike :) scrumptious

  41. kankana July 25, 2011 at 4:24 PM - Reply

    you are the 5 th blogger I visited who has peach in their recent post .. and so do I :) We are going crazy over peaches i guess!

  42. Magic of Spice July 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    I adore grilled fruit and who could resist shortcake :)

  43. Lori July 25, 2011 at 2:59 PM - Reply

    FAbulous dessert Kate! Love it!

  44. Tina July 25, 2011 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    You came up with a very fabulous treat, Kate! Your guests were so lucky!

  45. PolaM July 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM - Reply

    I hadn’t seen the recipe but I was soo right in wanting this dessert! grilled peaches, shortcake and whipped cream with a touch of balsamic vinegar? that is pure deliciousness!

  46. Adora's Box July 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM - Reply

    Yum yum! Love peaches, grilled or otherwise. Fab idea.

  47. Hester aka The Chef Doc July 25, 2011 at 12:18 PM - Reply

    That’s so nice of you to whip these up for unexpected guests, Kate! They look absolutely scrumptious :-)

  48. Dee at Deelicious Sweets July 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM - Reply

    Oh Kate, these are super fantastic!! I love peaches and they have been da bomb this year! I have Peach shortcake on my dessert menu this week.

  49. Claudie July 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM - Reply

    LOL! I sing variations of this song all the time :) Now I guess I have one more remix to add to my list ;)
    As for your shortcakes, they look great! I shall definitely make my next shortcakes with peaches!

  50. Liz July 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM - Reply

    Oooh, these look fabulous! I was thinking of making peach shortcakes, too…just bought 20 pounds of Indiana peaches…mmmmmm. But I hadn’t thought of grilling them first…yummy idea~

    • Kate@Diethood July 25, 2011 at 2:58 PM - Reply

      Liz, I made these with Indiana peaches! :) YAAAAY HOOSIERS!
      Grill them before making the shortcakes…they are super-delicious!

  51. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz July 25, 2011 at 11:07 AM - Reply

    This is a very cool dessert to come up with on the spur of the moment, so how many guests showed up? Will have to try that one!

    • Kate@Diethood July 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM - Reply

      Hi Evelyne!
      2 adults…one of them English…very English…afternoon teas and all, and he’s a chef. :)

  52. Kelly July 25, 2011 at 10:41 AM - Reply

    How delicious! These look incredible, perfect breakfast treat! Now I’m hungry :)

  53. Carolyn July 25, 2011 at 10:19 AM - Reply

    Oh, you didn’t just sing the Bad Boys song for your guests, did you??? That made me laugh. But this dessert, this is serious business, serious deliciousness!

  54. Sandra's Easy Cooking July 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM - Reply

    Funny post:))) Yes I had few of those unannounced guests..this is better than peanut-butter and nutella on the toast:)) that I shamelessly served one time hahaha..I have to try grilled peaches, yours look great!

  55. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Reply

    I love biscuick! I use that for my strawberry shortcake, something just so yummy and easy about it! Never grilled peaches before, but I am seeing it everywhere. Looks delicious, definitely going to have to try soon!

  56. Trix July 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    I haven’t had biscuits like that since I was a kid!! So pretty and good. I loved them with an ice cold glass of milk … I would probably go for something, er, a bit stronger now, lol. Last minute guests … well, this is why I never answer the doorbell unless I know who it is! I am turning into a curmudgeon, I think. : )

  57. Michelle July 25, 2011 at 8:33 AM - Reply

    This looks like such a fantastic dessert! You have some very lucky guests, albeit last-minute ones!

  58. 5 Star Foodie July 25, 2011 at 8:11 AM - Reply

    Yum! I love the idea of peach shortcakes, an excellent seasonal dessert!

  59. Megan @ Pip and Ebby July 25, 2011 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    Swearing on your spatulas…you made me laugh! I’ve had grilled peaches on my list of things to make for a while now. Your shortcakes are a brilliant idea!

  60. Kristy July 25, 2011 at 7:10 AM - Reply

    Now wonder your guests arrive unannounced! I would too for desserts like this. :) LOL. Looks delicious! I mean seriously delicious!

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