Smoked Peaches With Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Drizzle (3 Super Simple Steps)

Do you enjoy a ripe peach at a summer picnic?

Or a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting over peach cobbler.

But have you tried smoked peaches?

They are a hit with adults as well as my kids! So perfect for a cookout or weeknight dessert!

They are absolutely delicious when cooked on the smoker! Just add a little brown sugar and cinnamon and you’re in business!

See my super simple recipe below for smoked peaches.

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What Peaches Work Best For Smoking?

Peaches are stone fruit that ripens and is harvested in the summertime.

Fresh peaches have a sweet and floral flavor.

They come in different sizes and 2 different colors.

Yellow and white peaches.

The variety of peaches to discover are;

Freestone peaches where the seed or ‘stone’ within is not attached to the inner flesh.

Clingstone peaches where the seed or ‘stone’ within is attached to the inner flesh.

Fun Fact: 1.9 billion pounds of peaches are grown here in the United States!

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Why Should You Try These Smoked Peaches?

Smoking will infuse complex flavors into the fruit.

Plus it’s an easy way to whip up dessert and use up all those extra peaches you have in summer.

I also love it because it’s a really quick Traeger recipe that can be done without any effort!

Note: Smoked warm peaches can still be used in sweet dishes.

Don’t ever limit yourself!

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What You Need for Smoking Peaches

  • 6-8 peaches, halved (yellow variety)
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Tbsp honey

Note: You can replace the feta with cream cheese if you prefer!

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Equipment

  • Pellet smoker or charcoal grill
  • Wood chunks (we used applewood)
  • Sharp knife & cutting board
  • Wooden cocktail sticks
  • Mixing bowl
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How to Know if Your Peaches Are Ripe

The best way to know if your peaches are ready is by the texture.

Check them by gently pressing them with your finger.

If there is no give and they are soft they are ready to smoke.

Hard or firm peaches are unripe.

To speed up the ripening, store them in a sealed bag out of the fridge.

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At What Temperature Should I Smoke My Peach Slices?

Smoke the peaches at 225°F until golden brown.

Do You Smoke With Direct or Indirect Heat?

We will be smoking the peaches on direct heat.

Put them directly onto the grill grates for those beautiful grill marks!

Do You Smoke Peaches With the Skin on or Off?

It is best to smoke peaches still with their skin on.

This will protect the flesh from the hot grill.

It also creates a difference textually as the skin will caramelize.

Tip: Add a splash of bourbon to Flambé the cooked peaches 1 minute before removing.

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Should I Wash the Peaches Before Cooking?

You should always wash fruits and vegetables with cold water before cooking.

This will remove any pesticides or dirt and stop you from getting sick.

Tip: Buy your peaches organic and from a fresh greengrocer or farmers market.

How Long Does It Take to Smoke Peaches?

How long will I be waiting for my smoked sweet peaches?

It will take around 30 minutes before you can enjoy them.

When Do I Know My Smoked Peaches Ready?

What should I look for to know my peaches are ready to eat?

The color will be golden brown.

They would have shrunk around a third in size.

The skins will be wrinkled and soft to the touch.

How Do I Store My Smoked Peaches?

Want to save some of the peaches for another delicious recipe?

Wait until they have cooled to at least room temperature.

Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

How Long Do My Smoked Peaches Last in the Fridge?

So how long are we storing them for?

Eat your smoked peaches within 5 days.

Step 1: Preparing the Peaches

Wash your peaches with cold water.

Cut them in half, remove the stones and stickers

– Spoon and smooth out the flesh where the stone used to be.

– Disregard the stones.

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Step 2: Smoke the Peaches, Top With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

– Load your chosen type of wood chips, prime, and set your smoker to temperature settings of 225°F and wait until up to temp.

– Place the peaches directly on the grill grates on medium-high heat.

Smoke for half an hour then flip upright and sprinkle with brown sugar mixed with cinnamon.

– Smoke for another half an hour and remove.

– Serve hot with ice cream!

Some Serving Ideas For Smoked Peaches For Dessert

  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Ice cream
  • Granola

Want More Ways to Smoke Fruit?

I love smoking all types of food! Even fruit! See my favorite smoked fruit recipes below!

Smoked Watermelon

Smoked Pineapple

Smoked Pumpkin Pie

Smoked Peaches

Peaches are absolutely delicious when cooked on the smoker! Just add a little brown sugar and cinnamon and you're in business!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 6

Equipment

  • pellet grill

Ingredients

  • Peaches
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

Step 1: Preparing the Peaches

  • Wash your peaches with cold water.
  • Cut them in half, remove the stones and stickers
  • Spoon and smooth out the flesh where the stone used to be.
  • Disregard the stones.

Step 2: Smoke the Peaches, Top With Brown Sugar and Cinnamon

  • Load your chosen type of wood chips, prime, and set your smoker to temperature settings of 225°F and wait until up to temp.
  • Place the peaches directly on the grill grates on medium-high heat.
  • Smoke for half an hour then flip upright and sprinkle with brown sugar mixed with cinnamon.
  • Smoke for another half an hour and remove.
  • Serve hot with ice cream!

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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