Grilled Pears

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So after cooking your meat get ready to make either a side dish for dinner or a simple tasty dessert for a little later on. With a few fast and easy steps these grilled pears will fascinate your family and neighbors.


  • 8 Bartlett pears

  • ½ cup of brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoons of nutmeg

  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

  • 5 teaspoons of butter

  • 2/3 cup of water


  1. Rinse pears and remove stem, core and skin.

  2. Cut pears in half lengthwise and set aside on a paper towel.

  3. In a large frying pan add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  4. Cook over a medium heat and watch as the butter and brown sugar start to melt.

  5. Stir constantly.

  6. As the ingredients are melting very slowly add water. Only add enough water to cover the bottom of the frying pan.

  7. Now add in the pears with the cut or flat side down.

  8. Remove from heat.

  9. Turn pear halves over and bring pan out to the grilling area.

  10. Cook the pears for 8-10 minutes on an indoor griddle or outdoor grill.

  11. Remove from heat immediately and place a half a pear or a whole pear on individual dishes for your guests.

  12. Enjoy!


  • Chocolate syrup can be drizzled over the pears.

  • Hot fudge sauce can be drizzled over them as well.
  • Top with whipped cream.

  • Drizzle grilled pears with raspberry sauce.

  • Honey can be drizzled over the grilled pears too.

  • Don’t forget to add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to make it grilled pears ala mode.

  • Great as a side dish, just grilled in lieu of potatoes. Terrific flavor added on the side to any chicken, pork and duck dish.

  • Chopped or sliced to top morning pancakes.

  • Chop into cubes and toss with your favorite salad.

  • Peaches and apricots can also be grilled using this recipe. Cooking time for peaches is 8-10 minutes and for the apricots grill for 6-8 minutes.

The Mississippi Farmers Market located in downtown Jackson, (929 High Street) adjacent to the Fairgrounds, is the one place to go for the freshest fruits. Take the short ride from Winona to pick the best pears in the bushels for your table today.

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