Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream and Sweet Balsamic Syrup

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream and Sweet Balsamic Syrup



Culinary words of wisdom spoken from my cousin, Silvia, in Modena, Italy, about my family’s 35-year old aged “aceto di balsamico” (balsamic vinegar), as she lovingly gave me a precious bottle to bring home to the States.

The sweetness and syrupy-thickness of my family’s balsamic vinegar cannot be priced, because it’s beautiful deliciousness is completely PRICELESS in the love and passion put into it’s production!  Added to the fact that I have a family in Modena, Italy, who produce their own private barrels of balsamico in the only Italian city where the production of Balsamic Vinegar qualifies for earning the authentic stamp of approval from the entire country of Italy!

grilled peaches
my cousin Silvia with her barrels of “aceto di balsamico” in Modena, Italy
Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Syrup
my cousin, Enrico, with his aged barrels of “aceto di balsamico” in Modena, Italy
Joy from the receipt of my family's Balsamic Vinegar  in Modena, Italy
feelings of ‘joy and gratitude’
from the receipt of my family’s Balsamic Vinegar
in Modena, Italy

That’s a pretty BIG DEAL!

On top of that, it is truly a BLESSING to have such kind and generous relatives in Italy!

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream and Sweet Balscamic Syrup
two bottles of age-old thick and syrupy Balsamico Vinegar
from my family’s (Santi and Gualdi) barrels in Modena, Italy

. . . well, that makes this brown sweet-sour vinegar simply SPECIAL!

And grilled peaches . . . who would have known how yummy they are?  The grilling just amps up the sweetness of the ripe peaches!  Heavenly!

I’m not going to ramble on about this recipe . . . it is perfection and was given to me by my cousins in Italy, where they know how to prepare food in it’s splendid simplicity.  The Italian Mascarpone was sweetened by home-produced wildflower honey given to me from, Velva of “Tomatoes On The Vine“, a food blogger friend of mine since I started blogging in 2008!  Velva’s honey is hands-down THE. BEST. HONEY. that I’ve ever tasted!

Simply exquisite!  And I am NOT KIDDING!

Velva’s honey added to my family’s thick and aged sweet Balsamic vinegar took a simple peach to dessert nirvana!

Even Mr. Meat and Potatoes who is skeptical of unusual food recipes RAVED about the entire combination of this dessert!  And that is saying a lot for a guy who only asks for strawberry ice cream!

If that isn’t a sign of the utmost approval, well than, I don’t know what is!

Want to know how to make your American friends enjoy this even more?  Serve these on top of vanilla ice cream!  Oh yum!

I hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe!  Get ready for a taste sensation on your taste buds!

Grilled Peaches
Thick Balsamic Syrup drizzled over the
Mascarpone Cream
and Grilled Peaches!


Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream and Sweet Balsamic Syrup
Sweet Balsamic Syrup
  • ½ cup of the HIGHEST QUALITY Balsamic Vinegar that you can buy
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
Mascarpone Cream
  • 1 cup Italian Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp. honey (sweeten the Mascarpone to your taste preference)
  • 2 peaches (halved, pitted, and skin removed)
  • Garnish:  fresh mint sprigs
  1. In a small pan, heat the balsamic vinegar with honey (add to your taste preference).
  2. After about 10 minutes when the honey-balsamic mixture is thick and syrupy, remove from heat.
  3. Blend the Mascarpone cheese with the honey.
  4. Grill peaches with the cut side placed down on the grill, about 5 - 8 minutes until dark char marks appear.
  5. Place the grilled peaches on pretty serving dishes and top with the honey-sweetened Mascarpone cheese.
  6. Drizzle the Balsamic syrup over the peaches and Mascarpone cheese.
  7. Garnish with mint sprigs.


grilled peaches
the Balsamic syrup is so thick!
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  1. says

    I’m dying here. When are you coming to my house with some to share? It sounds absolutely to die for.
    I would be honored if you would stop by my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here and share this recipe with my friends there. This week’s party starts Tuesday evening at 8pm ET on my blog, Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos. Hope to see you and some yummy peaches there! HUGS
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    • Eileen king says

      Did not have any great aged balsamic vinegar. I went to Philadelphia, for my husband’s eye surgery at Wills. I went shopping and found a place that sells 25 varieties of olive oil and 25 varieties of balsamic vinegar. No store like this in New Jersey. I bought age balsamic vinegar and dark chocolate vinegar. substituted the chocolate vinegar for the aged. It was amazing.

    • says

      Hi Annamaria, I couldn’t imagine life in the kitchen without delicious balsamic vinegar and what it does to enhance recipes! I do count my blessings to have cousins in Italy who have carried on the tradition of making artisanal aceto balsamico!
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    • says

      Hi Liz! Yes, you’re right, it is so hard to use up really good, really expensive, really family-home-made balsamic vinegar! I wish I could have some on a monthly basis! Mom is in the Netherlands right now and then to Modena, Italy to see the family . . . she’s on her ‘bucket list’ and hopefully we can all be so spry at 87!
      Hope you’re doing well,
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  2. says

    I enjoyed seeing photos of your trip and your family in Italy, Roz. The balsamic vinegar sounds just heavenly! Pairing it with grilled peaches seems perfect since it is such a simple dish, the vinegar would really shine. I’ve never tried grilling peaches before, but they are my favorite fruit so will have do that. And mascarpone cheese with anything is great with me! Thanks for helping me think about grilling in a whole new way!
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    • says

      Hi Kimberly, If you did make the grilled peaches with mascarpone cream and sweet balsamic syrup, I hope that it was delicious! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comment. I’ll be right by to see what you’ve been cooking up in your kitchen!
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