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Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola Cheese

by | Published Jul 16, 2018 | Last updated Apr 9, 2021 | 0 comments

Yields4 Servings

Juicy and delicious, pears are a popular fruit during the summer months. Grilling them on GrillGrates adds a layer of complexity to their flavor that is enhanced with a good Gorgonzola cheese. This unique side is juicy and a bit cheesy, a great combination to kick off a meal. Finish them off with a bit of honey to pump up the sweetness.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pear

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 572mg24%
Potassium 196mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 37g13%
Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Sugars 25g
Protein 10g20%

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 24%
Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Directions

1

Preheat your grill to 600-700F at the GrillGrate surface.

2

Slice the pears in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon to create a small “cup” to hold the Gorgonzola cheese.

3

Combine the Gorgonzola crumbles with the softened butter in a small bowl

4

Lightly spray the pears with canola oil on the flesh side.

5

Place the pears face down on the GrillGrates to sear them. After two minutes twist them 45 degrees to achieve the coveted crosshatch pattern.

6

After two more minutes remove the pears from the grill. Reduce the heat to low or 400F

7

Fill each pear with approx. 2 tablespoons of Gorgonzola mixture.

8

Place pears back on the grill and close lid. Cook three minutes and remove from grill to serving dish.

9

Lightly drizzle honey over the pears to finish.

Ingredients

 4 Pears
 Canola oil spray
 6 oz Gorgonzola Cheese crumbled
 2 Tablespoons softened butter
 Honey (we used a spicy habanero honey)

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