Grilled Peaches: Honey vs. Maple Syrup


Grilled peaches honey maple syrup
Grilled Peaches – honey vs. maple syrup

Peaches, oh peaches! We loooove peaches!

I wasn’t always a fan of peaches. In fact, I used to HATE (ok, strongly dislike) peaches. The fuzzy texture really bothered me…. For YEARS, I deprived myself of this incredible summer fruit. I didn’t eat fresh peaches through my teens or even through college. It was only a few years ago, while working in Pennsylvania that I had my first farm fresh peach. I was a television reporter and I was sent out to do a happy fluff piece on a local peach farm. Well, as a thank you before I left the farmer gave me some peaches to take back to the station. (I made sure to check with my boss before accepting them). When I brought the peaches back to the station, everyone was going wild over them. I took a few for myself to see what the hype was about.

Oh my goodness. They were fantastically and lip-smackingly delicious.

Back to the present day… I bought some peaches at our farmer’s market and after eating several of them, I decided to grill a few. We don’t have an actual grill just yet, so I took out our large George Foreman instead. As I was slicing the peaches and removing their pits, I started to wonder whether I should use honey or maple syrup. Was I the only one who ever faced this dilemma? Which would taste better smothered on a peach?

That was the moment I decided to do a taste test.

Now, if you have a strong preference for either honey or maple syrup, then chances are you know which you will prefer. For those of you like me – who like both equally – well, this post is for you.

The showdown: Honey vs. Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup vs. Honey
Maple Syrup vs. Honey (Don’t you love the label on the syrup)

I drizzled honey on half of the cut peaches and spread maple syrup on the other half.

Honey vs. Maple Syrup
um.. yum

Honey clearly won the viscosity test…

But once the peaches came off the grill….

It was the maple syrup that won my heart. The way it caramelizes oh so nicely on the peaches… oh man, heavenly.

Maple Syrup Wins
Maple Syrup Wins

Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches honey maple syrup

Grilled Peaches

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  • 4 peaches cut in half, stone removed
  • Maple Syrup or Honey
  • Ghee
  • mint leaves optional garnish


  • Drizzle honey or brush maple syrup onto the cut side of the peaches.
  • Put some ghee or grassfed butter on your grill and then place the cut side of the peaches down on the grill.
  • Wait a few minutes until they are cooked through.
  • Drizzle a little more honey or brush on some maple syrup.


You can serve this with ice cream!
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