Smoked Peaches served on cedar planks, finished with mascarpone, honey, and chopped pistachios is an easy — yet awe-inspiring dessert.

With peach season in full swing, I felt remiss to not share this gem of a recipe from my book, Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook, on
This is the perfect light dessert after a hearty smoked meal. 


Peach recipe with 5 ingredients 

The beauty of this peach dessert recipe is that it only takes 5 simple ingredients, many of which you’ll most likely have on hand at home:
  1. peaches
  2. mascarpone
  3. honey
  4. cinnamon
  5. pistachios
While peaches are not always in season, this recipe works well for any stone fruit. You can cook with whatever fruit you can find in-season, and use Asian Pear in the off-season.
This recipe can be made on any grill or smoker, and even in your oven.
When cooking planked peaches on your grill or smoker, the main thing to keep in mind is that you should:
  • First, soak the cedar planks in water for 20 minutes beforehand and…
  • Then make sure you don’t put the planks directly over the flame. Cook with indirect heat.

Where can I find cedar planks?

Grocery stores are a good place to buy cedar planks. Look for them in the grill section. You might also be able to find cedar planks at Home Depot near the grills. And, of course, there is always Amazon as well.
Lastly, this recipe can be made with different swap outs to suit your dietary needs.
  • PALEO SWAP: If you are eating dairy-free, switching to coconut ice cream will make this dessert paleo. 
  • LOW-CARB SWAP: Swapping the honey with low-carb Lankanto Maple-flavored Sugar-free syrup will keep this a lower carb dessert and keep you in ketosis.
  • LOW-CALORIE SWAP: To make this a low-calorie dessert, replace the mascarpone with classic Cool Whip

What is plank cooking?

Plank cooking is a cooking method where you heat your food on a wood plank, often made from cedar wood.

Planking allows you to retain moisture in your food, while imparting a subtle wood flavor from cedar or whatever wood is used for the plank.

You can cook almost anything on a plank, from fruit and vegetables, to fish, to pork, to desserts like this peach treat.

Plank cooking has been around for a long time and many cultures have their own methods of cooking food on a wooden plank.

I have lots more recipes in my book! Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook: 100 Recipes with All-Natural Ingredients and Fewer Carbs!

Share your cooking adventures

How do you make dessert on the grill? What’s your go-to dessert recipe?

Leave me a comment below after you try making these planked peaches. I love hearing your feedback!

Don’t forget to tag me on social media @grillgirlrobyn and use my #grillgirlrobyn hashtag!

For more peach desserts you can cook outdoors, try this Tipsy Bourbon Peach Crisp in a Cast Iron Skillet.

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cedar planked peaches

Cedar Plank Peaches with Mascarpone, Pistachios and Honey

  • Author: Robyn
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 min


Cedar Plank Peaches with Mascarpone, Pistachios, and Honey are a delicious treat with a sweet woodsy flavor.

When you top your planked peaches with a mixture of creamy mascarpone, sweet honey, and crunchy chopped pistachios you’re in for a real treat.

You’ll be ecstatic to serve cedar-planked peaches to your guests.

Serves 8


  • 4 peaches, halved and pits removed
  • 2 cedar planks (soaked)
  • 1/2 cup (approximately 4 oz) mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


Soak the cedar planks for 10 minutes before using.

Halve the peaches and remove their seeds.

Put 4 peach halves on each cedar plank and smoke for 30 minutes.

When I make cedar plank smoked peaches I set my pellet smoker to the temperature of 250 degrees (f).

Remove the peaches from the smoker and place on separate dessert plates for serving.

Add one tbsp mascarpone, a drizzle of honey, 1 tbsp chopped pistachios and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon on top.

Prepare for dessert ecstacy!


  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Smoking, Plank Cooking

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