Grilled pears are great alongside grilled pork or sausages; they're even better when served with ice cream or frozen yogurt for dessert. The smokiness of the grill highlights pears' natural sweetness to fabulous effect.
- Prepare a grill to medium hot heat: You should be able to hold you hand 1 inch over the cooking grate for 2 to 3 seconds. Tip: Make sure the cooking grate is clean and well oiled.
- Halve the pears and scoop out their cores. You can peel them if you like, but it's not necessary. I usually cook 1 pear per person, but half a pear can suffice, too.
- Put the pears on a tray or baking sheet. Brush them with a light, neutral flavored oil such as canola oil or grapeseed oil.
- Put the pears, cut-side down, on the grill. Cover and cook until they're grill-marked and heated through, about 10 minutes.
Serve grilled pears hot or warm as a side dish or with ice cream for dessert.