This recipe comes from two-time World Barbecue Champion, Melissa Cookston's forthcoming book entitled Smokin' in the Boys RoomCookston serves up this dish at her restaurant Memphis BBQ Co.


  • 6 Ripe peaches
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Whipped cream, for serving


Step 1:

Prepare a hot grill.

Step 2:

Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, vanilla, and cayenne. Place the peach halves in a baking dish cut side up and spoon the sugar mixture over the peaches. Allow to sit for 20 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.

Step 3:

Place the peaches on the grill skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes or until they develop some char and the sugar is slightly set. Turn over and grill for 1 minute, then quarter turn them to develop a nice diamond shaped grill mark. Remove, place on serving plates, and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.