Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola Cheese
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.
Serving Size 1 pear
- 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%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Preheat your grill to 600-700F at the GrillGrate surface.
Slice the pears in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon to create a small “cup” to hold the Gorgonzola cheese.
Combine the Gorgonzola crumbles with the softened butter in a small bowl
Lightly spray the pears with canola oil on the flesh side.
Place the pears face down on the GrillGrates to sear them. After two minutes twist them 45 degrees to achieve the coveted crosshatch pattern.
After two more minutes remove the pears from the grill. Reduce the heat to low or 400F
Fill each pear with approx. 2 tablespoons of Gorgonzola mixture.
Place pears back on the grill and close lid. Cook three minutes and remove from grill to serving dish.
Lightly drizzle honey over the pears to finish.