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How to Grill Pears

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How to Grill Pears

Grilled Pears

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Put the pears on a tray or baking sheet. Brush them with a light, neutral flavored oil such as canola oil or grapeseed oil.
  4. 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.

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