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Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola and Drizzled Honey


Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola and Drizzled Honey

Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola and Drizzled Honey

Courtesy of 300 Big & Bold Barbeque & Grilling Recipes by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig

Ripe, fresh pears and pungent blue cheese make a delicious combination. Grilled, they’re spectacular. Serve as a salad over dressed greens, as part of a cheese course or as a dessert.

4                ripe but somewhat firm Bartlett                     4
                  or Bosc pears (unpeeled),
                  halved lengthwise

                  Melted unsalted butter

12 cup        Gorgonzola or other creamy                125 mL
                  blue cheese

                  Liquid honey

                  Toasted chopped hazelnuts

1. Prepare a hot indirect fire in your grill.

2. Using a melon baller, core and scoop out a small cavity in each pear half. Brush both sides of each pear half with melted butter.

3. Place pears cut side down over the hot fire. Grill for about 2 minutes, or until fruit is blistered. Move to the indirect side of the grill and place skin side down. Mound 1 tbsp (15 mL) cheese in the cavity of each pear. Close the lid and grill for about 8 minutes, or until pears are blistered and cheese is melted. Serve drizzled with honey and garnished with hazelnuts.


Tip: Purple-skinned Bosc pears look fabulous prepared this way.


Serves 4