Grilled Peach Shortcakes

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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.

ENJOY!

Grilled Peach Shortcakes

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Grilled Peaches + Warm Biscuit + Cool Homemade Whipped Cream = SWOOOON!
Servings: 10
Calories: 209
Author: Katerina

Ingredients

FOR THE BISCUITS

  • 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

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 WHIPPED CREAM

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

Instructions 

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and orange zest in a large bowl.
  • Add in the cream cheese and mash it with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in ? cup of milk and form a dough.
  • Flour hands and divide the dough into 8 balls.
  • Place the dough balls 3 inches apart on a greased baking sheet or silpat.
  • 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.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out the biscuits and allow them to cool down to room temperature.

For the Peaches

  • 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 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.

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.

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. Jamie @ Wokintime

    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

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

  3. Terra

    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

  4. Chrissy

    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!

  5. Valerie

    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

  6. Roxana GreenGirl

    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

  7. Baking Serendipity

    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 🙂

  8. The Farmers Wife

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

  9. Britne @ Shabbotts Habits

    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!

  10. Lindsey@Lindselicious

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

  11. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    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!!!

  12. Ramona

    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. : )

  13. The Harried Cook

    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 🙂

  14. Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    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!

  15. kankana

    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!

  16. PolaM

    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!

  17. Hester aka The Chef Doc

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

  18. Dee at Deelicious Sweets

    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.

  19. Claudie

    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!

  20. Liz

    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~

    1. Kate@Diethood

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

  21. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    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!

  22. Carolyn

    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!

  23. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    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!

  24. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    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!

  25. Trix

    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. : )

  26. Megan @ Pip and Ebby

    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!

  27. Kristy

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

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