Delectable Grilled Peaches Recipe With Ginger Creme Fraiche

Picture this: the sweet scent of peaches grilling on your outdoor BBQ coupled with the rich aroma of pound cake baking in the oven. Now, imagine serving these warm, juicy peaches alongside tender slices of pound cake with a dollop of sweet and tangy ginger creme fraiche. Is your mouth watering yet?

Look no further than this grilled peaches with pound cake and ginger creme fraiche recipe for the perfect end to any summer barbecue or dinner party. This dessert truly combines all of summer’s best flavors in one dish. And who doesn’t love a grilled dessert?

With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen equipment, you can whip up a dessert that will have your guests coming back for seconds (and possibly even thirds!) And trust me, once you’ve tried this delicious combination, it’ll become a staple in your dessert recipe arsenal.

So, fire up that grill and preheat that oven, because it’s time to make some peachy poundcake magic!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Grilled Peaches With Pound Cake & Ginger Creme Fraiche
Grilled Peaches With Pound Cake & Ginger Creme Fraiche

Are you craving a delicious and unique dessert that will impress your dinner guests? Look no further than this recipe for grilled peaches with pound cake and ginger crème fraîche! Not only is this dessert absolutely stunning on the plate, but it is also incredibly flavorful and easy to make.

The grilled peaches are tender and juicy, with a slight smoky flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness of the pound cake. The ginger crème fraîche adds a spicy kick that balances out the richness of the other ingredients.

This dessert is also highly customizable—substitute nectarines or broiled peaches for the grilled peaches, try honey cinnamon or balsamic vinegar in place of the ginger crème fraîche, or top it all off with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The possibilities are truly endless!

Not only is this dessert delicious, but it’s also a great way to use up any leftover pound cake you may have in your pantry. And because it’s cooked on the grill, it’s perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

Overall, this recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to make a memorable and delectable dessert. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to indulge in sweet and spicy perfection!

Ingredient List

 Charred perfection: Grilled peaches steal the show!
Charred perfection: Grilled peaches steal the show!

Here is a list of ingredients needed for this recipe:

For the Ginger Crème Fraiche:

  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 5 tbs diced crystallized ginger root
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar

For the Grilled Peaches:

  • 3 ripe, firm peaches
  • Vegetable oil for greasing grill
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

For the Pound Cake:

  • 8 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

The recipe requires fresh ingredients to ensure quality and taste. Don’t worry if you cannot find fresh peaches or ginger as canned versions can also be used, but fresh is always best.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect pairing: Pound cake and peaches!
The perfect pairing: Pound cake and peaches!

Now that we have gathered all our ingredients for this delectable dessert, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get cooking with a step-by-step guide to make sure everything is done perfectly.

Grilling the Peaches

  1. Heat your grill to a medium heat and brush with vegetable oil. We don’t want the peaches to stick!
  2. Cut 3 ripe but firm peaches in half and remove the pits.
  3. Grill the peaches cut-side down until they are slightly charred, for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Flip them over and cook the other side for an additional minute until they are tender yet firm.

Expert tip: For a more caramelized finish, sprinkle some brown sugar over the top of each halved peach before grilling.

Grilling the Pound Cake

  1. Slice one pound cake into six equal pieces.
  2. Grill the cake slices on medium heat until grill marks appear, approximately 30 seconds per side (don’t take your eyes off them or they will burn!)
  3. Remove from grill and set aside.

Making Ginger Crème Fraiche

  1. In a small bowl, mix together 5 tablespoons of crème fraîche, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (softened), and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon of finely chopped crystallized ginger for that extra zing.
  3. You can leave it with just ginger, or add sweetener like honey or cinnamon depending on your preference.

Assembling the Dish

  1. Place one grilled peach half on top of each grilled pound cake slice
  2. Drizzle the Ginger Crème Fraiche over each dish.
  3. You can also add some chopped nectarines along with, for added texture and flavor.

Expert tip: If you want to make this dessert even more indulgent, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Voila, your mouth-watering dessert is ready to serve. Enjoy the sweet and tart combination and let it take you on a journey of flavors!

Substitutions and Variations

 Add a touch of elegance to your dessert game with ginger creme fraiche.
Add a touch of elegance to your dessert game with ginger creme fraiche.

Are you looking to switch things up a bit? There are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to this grilled peaches with pound cake and ginger creme fraiche recipe.

First off, if you can’t find fresh peaches, nectarines are a great substitute as they have a similar flavor profile. Additionally, if you aren’t a fan of ginger, you can skip the crystallized ginger in the creme fraiche or replace it with another spice such as cinnamon.

For a vegan version, swap out the pound cake for a vegan alternative or even try grilling some slices of pineapple instead of peaches. You can also use coconut cream instead of creme fraiche.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding in some diced strawberries or blueberries along with the peaches to give the dish an extra burst of fruity flavor. Another tasty addition is a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

For those with a sweet tooth, consider sprinkling some brown sugar over the grilled peaches before serving. Or, if you prefer more hot and savory flavors, slice some fresh ginger root and sprinkle it over the peaches.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to variations and substitutions for this recipe. So get creative and see what works best for your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Sweetness overload: Grilling peaches brings out their natural sugars.
Sweetness overload: Grilling peaches brings out their natural sugars.

When it comes to this Grilled Peaches with Pound Cake and Ginger Creme Fraiche recipe, the possibilities for serving and pairing are endless.

One option is to serve your grilled peaches with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of the warm peaches and cold cream or ice cream creates a perfect balance of textures and flavors.

For those who enjoy a little bit of tanginess, try adding a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the peaches. The sweet hot grilled peaches pair beautifully with the acidity of the vinegar, creating a complex and well-rounded taste.

If you’re looking for something more decadent, consider serving your pound cake alongside some mascarpone cheese. Giada’s mascarpone dessert recipe is an excellent pairing option as it complements the rich flavor profile of the pound cake.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing your grilled peaches with a savory dish such as mushroom leek pea soup or lemon grilled chicken. The juicy sweetness of the peaches will contrast nicely with the savory flavors of these dishes.

Overall, this recipe allows for plenty of room for creativity when it comes to serving and pairing. Regardless of what you choose, the Grilled Peaches with Pound Cake and Ginger Creme Fraiche will surely impress everyone at your table.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A dash of spice: The ginger in the creme fraiche adds a surprising zing!
A dash of spice: The ginger in the creme fraiche adds a surprising zing!

Once your grilled peaches with pound cake and ginger creme fraiche recipe is complete, it’s important to know how to store, reheat and make-ahead of it for later use. This dessert can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator up to a day or two. It’s best to store the pound cake separately from the other ingredients like the creme fraiche and grilled peaches so that they don’t get mushy when kept together.

To store the components, wrap the pound cake in plastic wrap and then keep it in an airtight container. The grilled peaches should also be kept in an airtight container or a ziplock bag. The creme fraiche can be stored in an airtight container as well, but make sure to give it a stir before serving.

When you want to reheat the dish, place the pound cake into an oven preheated to 300°F for about five minutes until it’s heated through without turning too crispy or burnt. Microwave is another option but it might mess up the texture of the pound cake so avoid using it if possible.

As for reheating the peach slices, add a drizzle of honey over them and broil in oven for a few moments until caramelized or heat them up on grill for 2-4 minutes each side until warm.

Once everything is heated through, place the grilled peaches on top of the pound cake and add a dollop of ginger creme fraiche on top for maximum flavor. And voila! A simple, delicious dessert that can be enjoyed either hot or cold, alone or with some fruit or ice cream on top – whatever way you fancy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A work of art on a plate: So much color and texture!
A work of art on a plate: So much color and texture!

Now that we have gone through the steps in making this delicious grilled peaches with pound cake and ginger creme fraiche recipe, it’s important to ensure that we get the perfect results. Here are some essential tips to follow:

Firstly, make sure you use ripe but firm peaches. The fruits should not be too ripe as they might fall apart while grilling or broiling. However, they also shouldn’t be too firm or unripe, as this will make them hard and unpleasant to eat.

Secondly, when grilling, make sure you grease the grill with vegetable oil. This helps to prevent the peaches from sticking and ensures even cooking.

Thirdly, be sure to use thick creme fraiche (not sour cream) as it has a higher fat content which is essential for a richer taste and creamier consistency.

Fourthly, when cutting your pound cake slices for grilling, ensure they are not too thin as they may dry out quickly on the grill or broiler. A thickness of 1 inch is perfect.

Fifthly, use granulated sugar sparingly when grilling peaches or pound cake – a little goes a long way in achieving desirable caramelization and colour.

Sixthly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different varieties of peaches such as nectarines or freestone peaches. These can provide varying flavours and textures that can make your dish stand out.

Lastly, if you want to add some extra zing to your ginger creme fraiche recipe, try adding crystallized ginger pieces. These add a sweet hot flavour and texture to the already delightful dessert.

By following these tips, you are sure to have a successful result when making this recipe that your guests will enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Grilled Peaches With Pound Cake & Ginger Crème Fraîche recipe is perfect for those who love grilled desserts and want to impress their guests with a unique and flavorful dessert. This recipe offers many variations and substitutions, giving you plenty of opportunities to experiment with different ingredients and flavors. And with its simple and straightforward instructions and tips, even novice chefs can make it perfectly.

So don’t hesitate to whip up this delicious dessert the next time you have friends or family over. I guarantee it will be a hit at any gathering, and you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of preparing a restaurant-worthy dessert in the comfort of your own home. Try it out, experiment with different variations, and let me know how it turns out! Happy cooking!

Grilled Peaches With Pound Cake & Ginger Creme Fraiche

Grilled Peaches With Pound Cake & Ginger Creme Fraiche Recipe

Grilling fruit rocks!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Kid-Friendly, Sweet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Calories 385.6kcal


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup thick creme fraiche
  • vegetable oil, for greasing the grill
  • 3 ripe but firm peaches or 3 nectarines, halved and pitted
  • 6 slices butter pound cake (1 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger


  • Heat a gas grill to high, covered, and when it’s hot, turn it to medium (this will get the grates sufficiently heated).
  • Whisk the sugar into the crème fraîche until smooth.
  • Brush the cut sides of each peach half and both sides of the pound cake slices liberally with the melted butter. Grill the peaches cut side down, uncovered, until lightly caramelized, 1 to 2 minute Transfer them to a platter and cover with foil. Grill the pound cake slices on both sides until nicely toasted, about 3 minute total.
  • Cut each peach half into slices. Top each slice of pound cake with the sliced peaches. Spoon the crème fraîche over the peaches and scatter the crystallized ginger on top.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 130g | Calories: 385.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 36.6g | Saturated Fat: 22.8g | Cholesterol: 119.7mg | Sodium: 24.6mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 12.5g

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