Grilled Peach Halves with Fresh Blueberry Compote

grilled peaches and blueberries

Grilling the peach caramelizes its natural sugars. The warm peach combines beautifully with bright berries in this appealing dessert.





Serves: 2

Serving Size: 1 peach half with 2½ tablespoons compote

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon light tub margarine, melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice, divided use
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided use
  • 1 firm but ripe freestone peach, halved
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup blueberries


  1. Lightly spray a grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill on medium high.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the margarine and brown sugar. Stir in 1 teaspoon orange juice and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
  3. Put the peach halves with the cut side up on the grill rack. Brush generously with the brown sugar mixture. Grill for 4 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn over the peach halves. Brush generously with the brown sugar mixture. Grill for 4 or 5 minutes, or until the peach halves are heated through and golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice, honey, and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until thickened and smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in the blueberries and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Serve over the peach halves.


1 Fruit, ½ Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Calories 90
    Calories from Fat 15
Total Fat 1.5g
    Saturated Fat 0.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 15mg
Potassium 200mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
    Dietary Fiber 2g
    Sugars 16g
    Added Sugar 6g
Protein 1g
Phosphorus 20mg

This recipe is from Diabetes & Heart-Healthy Recipes published by the American Diabetes Association. ©2019 American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. All rights reserved.