Original Recipe: thepioneerwoman.com
6 fresh, ripe peaches
1/3 c. maple syrup, divided, plus more for serving (for lower carb choose a Maple syrup like Birch Benders or Lakanto brand)
2 tbsp. oil or butter
1/2 c. pecans, toasted and chopped, optional
Ice cream or Greek yogurt, to serve – optional
These peaches taste incredible on a salad. Toss mixed greens with your favorite salad dressing and crumbled blue cheese. Pile high on a platter and place grilled peach halves all over. Sprinkle with pecans.
Halve the peaches and remove the pit. Brush the cut sides of the peaches with about half of the maple syrup.
For the grill: Preheat a grill (charcoal or gas) to medium-low heat (300°F to 350°F). Oil the grill grates. Place the cut side of the peaches directly on the grill grates. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until grill marks form. Flip the peaches and cook 2 to 3 more minutes, skin-side down.
Alternatively, cook in a grill pan: Heat a large grill pan over medium-low heat. Smear butter on the grill pan. Once it’s melted, place the cut side of the peaches in the grill pan, in a single layer. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until grill marks form. Flip the peaches and cook 2 to 3 more minutes, skin-side down.
Remove the peaches when they’re slightly soft but not mushy and have great grill marks. With a pair of tongs, transfer to a serving plate.
Brush with the remaining maple syrup over the tops. Serve them over ice cream or Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with pecans and drizzle on more maple syrup, if you like.