Grilled Peaches with Maple Pecans & Vegan Whipped Cream

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

Peaches and cream? Sure, they’re a great pair. But it’s time to kick up your sliced fruit and whipped cream dessert. Start by grilling the peaches. It only takes a few minutes and creates a rich, bold flavor. You’ll also want to whip up your own vegan coconut cream. Make a big batch and add it to desserts, other fruits, smoothies and eat it straight off the spoon. The next step to punch up those peaches? Sweet, maple-roasted pecans for a bit of crunch. In the end, you’ll find that peaches and cream (and pecans!) actually taste best as a trio.

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Grilled Peaches with Maple Pecans & Vegan Whipped Cream

Serves 4


Whipped Cream

½ tsp. vanilla powder
2 cans full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
2 Tbsp. maple syrup or powdered sugar


⅓ cup coconut sugar
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
¼ cup pecans
1 tsp. water


4 peaches, halved or quartered
Fresh mint, to garnish


  1. First, prepare whipped cream. Set mixing bowl and beater in freezer for 10 minutes.
  2. When bowl is nicely chilled, add in solid pieces of coconut milk. (Save liquid for another use: baked goods, smoothies, etc.) Whip milk until smooth, then add in maple syrup and vanilla powder. Continue whipping until fully combined and stiff peaks form.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
  4. Prepare the pecans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Toss together all ingredients and spread out evenly onto baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes. Turn off oven and let pecans sit in oven for 8 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool and harden. Crush into small pieces, if desired.
  6. To assemble the peaches, heat grill pan to medium-high. Add a light coating of oil, if necessary.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and place each peach face down. Let cook for 6-8 minutes. If they start to burn or smoke, reduce heat and flip them over. After cooking, let them cool in the pan (about 8 minutes).
  8. Place peaches on plate and top with a dollop of whipped cream and pecans. Garnish with fresh mint.

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