Recipe: Campfire Grilled Peaches

by JJ Virgin on October 3, 2016

Grilling peaches brings out their sweetness by caramelizing their natural sugars. This quick and easy version also includes a hint of spice from ground cinnamon and nutmeg to accent the brightness of the fruit.

These can be cooked on a cast iron grate over the campfire or on a grill pan in the kitchen. Either way, choose peaches that are firm and ripe. (If your fruit weeps juice and doesn’t hold its shape after being cut, you’re better off using it in this equally yummy Peach-Berry Bliss Shake.)

Campfire Grilled Peaches join Flank Steak and Vegetable Wraps with Chimichurri Sauce, Lentil Bacon Soup, and Freeze-Dried Fruit, Nut, and Seed Mix on our Cozy Campout Fun menu. You’re ready for plenty of outdoor adventures with these recipes in your backpack!

Campfire Grilled Peaches

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October 3, 2016

This simple, delicious recipe gets its flavor from caramelizing the natural sugars in the peaches, plus a hint of spice from cinnamon and nutmeg.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1 and 3

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


4 medium peaches, halved and pitted

2 tsp coconut oil, melted

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

olive oil for the pan


1Brush the peach halves with melted coconut oil, then sprinkle with the spices.

2Lightly dampen a paper towel with olive oil and wipe the grill pan or cast iron grate; preheat over medium heat.

3Add the peaches, cut-side down, and cook until well-marked. Then turn and cook on other side until warmed through and tender, about 3 minutes per side.

This recipe is part of the Cozy Campout Fun menu, with Lentil Bacon Soup, Flank Steak and Vegetable Wraps with Chimichurri Sauce, Campfire Grilled Peaches, and Freeze-Dried Fruit, Nut, and Seed Mix. Check out the Cozy Campout Fun Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and activities for a fantastic campout, even in your own backyard!

Originally published in JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2015

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(If you're in Cycle 2 of the Sugar Impact Diet, hold off on this recipe until Cycle 3.)


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 peach
Calories80 calories
Sodium0 milligrams
Protein1 gram
Sugar12 grams
Total Fat2.5 grams
Saturated Fat2 grams
Total Carbohydrates14 grams
Dietary Fiber2 grams

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