Grilled Peach Shortcakes


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
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Grilled Peaches + Warm Biscuit + Cool Homemade Whipped Cream = SWOOOON!
Servings: 10
Calories: 209 kcal
Author: Katerina
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 ounces (1/2 of a 8 oz. package) cream cheese, cut in cubes
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon milk for brushing the tops
  • 4 peaches , washed, sliced (about 8 slices per peach)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar , or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar , or to taste
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
For the Biscuits:
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and orange zest in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the cream cheese and mash it with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in ? cup of milk and form a dough.
  5. Flour hands and divide the dough into 8 balls.
  6. Place the dough balls 3 inches apart on a greased baking sheet or silpat.
  7. With a glass flatten the dough balls to 1/2 inch thickness and brush the tops with milk and sprinkle a bit of sugar on top.
  8. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Take out the biscuits and allow them to cool down to room temperature.
For the Peaches
  1. Drizzle peaches with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with brown sugar; let sit for 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the grill.
  2. Brush grill with a bit of oil.
  3. Place peach-slices on the grill. Grill for 5 minutes then turn over and grill for another minute or two, or until soft.
  4. Remove and let them cool to room temperature.
For the Whipped Cream:
  1. Meanwhile prepare the whipped cream by combining together the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar.
  2. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.
Assemble the shortcakes by cutting the biscuits in half.
  1. 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.
  2. Serve immediately or put the cakes in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 8 

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Peach Shortcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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62 Responses
  1. 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. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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. : )

  5. LOL 😀 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 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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~

  9. 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!

  10. 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. : )

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