Grilled Pears with Roquefort Honey Whipped Cream ~ Savory Simple ~ Dessert Recipe

I am so in love with my Weber grill. This may sound weird but we purchased it at the beginning of winter. After a few terrible power outages we wanted to make sure we had a way to cook food and heat up water for coffee in the event of a bad winter storm (coffee is always a priority). So I had to stare longingly at it for months before firing it up. Now that summer is here every day is a new chance to experiment with my beloved new toy. Steaks, burgers, wings, vegetables, fruit, you name it. So even though it’s not the peak season for pears, I had to try grilling them. 

Grilled Pears with Roquefort Honey Whipped Cream ~ Savory Simple ~ Dessert Recipe

The trick to grilling pears (or any fruit) is to not touch it once it’s on the grill. Just leave it be. 4 minutes seems to be the magic number on my grill. And let me tell you- these pears are amazing. As soon as they cooled down a bit I took a big bite out of one of the pears and sweet juice went everywhere. It was an explosion of flavor. And I knew immediately that I wanted to pair the grilled pears (see what I did there?) with roquefort whipped cream.

Grilled Pears with Roquefort Honey Whipped Cream ~ Savory Simple ~ Dessert Recipe

This is a wonderful summer dessert. No oven required and it’s a reasonable portion. It’s not heavy or overly filling and the sweetness level is just right. I just know you’ll love these as much as I do!

Grilled Pears with Honey Roquefort Whipped Cream
 
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Serves: 8 pear halves
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ¼ cup roquefort cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 bartlett pears
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup toasted pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat half of the heavy cream with the roquefort cheese and honey over medium heat. Stir until the mixture begins to simmer and the cheese is completely incorporated without any lumps. Add the remaining cream, cover and refrigerate until cold. This step can be done a day in advance. Once the cream is cold, whip by hand or in a stand mixer until thick.
  2. Preheat a grill on medium high heat for several minutes, until very hot. Slice the pears in half from stem to root and use a melon baller or small spoon to scoop out the seeds. Brush vegetable oil liberally onto the flat side of the pears.
  3. Carefully place each pear on the grill, flat side down. Close the lid and grill for 4 minutes. Remove and allow to cool until they're warm or room temperature.
  4. Scoop a dollop of roquefort whipped cream onto each pear and top with a sprinkle of chopped pecans. Serve immediately.
Notes
Use roquefort whipped cream within 24 hours.

 

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  • http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/ Tieghan

    These sounds and look amazing! YUM!

  • http://www.plattertalk.com Dan from Platter Talk

    Amazing idea! I love pears regardless but never would have thought of grilling them. Sounds wonderful!

  • http://veryculinary.com/ Amy @Very Culinary

    Not weird! I love my grill so much that while living in Minnesota, it wasn’t uncommon to find me outside in the dead of winter (7 degrees!) with my parka on, grilling. True story. My neighbors thought I was crazy. I suppose I was…a little. Thank goodness I don’t need to deal with those temps anymore. I grill all year long. Even in the rain. And I love love love grilled fruit. This? Swoon.

  • http://www.notyourmommascookie.com Jennifer @ Not Your Momma’s Cookie

    These look so beautiful and sophisticated! Just gorgeous – and so simple! :)

  • http://www.thelemonbowl.com Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    Wow love the sweet/salty combo!

  • http://www.cookinginstilettos.com Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    This looks amazing – beyond genius idea!

  • http://thebeeroness.com Jackie {The Beeroness}

    You pictures are always so gorgeous! And these pears look incredible. You are super talented, my friend.

  • http://www.happyvalleychow.com Happy Valley Chow

    Wow this recipe sounds awesome! I bet the roquefort gave the dessert a nice salty aspect. Thanks for sharing, definitely want to try!

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love grilled fruit, these pears are so gorgeous! Thanks for the scone link :)

  • http://www.blendwithspices.com Hari Chandana

    Looks awesome and tempting.. Lovely!!

  • http://peanutbutterandpeppers.com Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Yum! This looks amazing! What a nice simple dessert!

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/ Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    As soon as I can get my hands on some pears – I am throwing them on the grill! This looks incredible! And I totally agree about not messing with the fruit once on the grill. Same with peaches. Love the photos, Jen!!!

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    When I was little my dad used to prepare a dish with roasted pears, blue cheese and crumbled pancetta – it’s been ages…

    This looks delish! Love your new toy!! :D

  • http://www.arthur-in-the-garden.com Arthur in the Garden

    Oh my! This looks wonderful!

  • Amy

    This looks delicious!!

  • http://damndelicious.net Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    LOVE THIS! I just starting grilling fruit and this is definitely next on my list. And that whipped cream? YES!

  • Kathryn

    Grilled pears sound so wonderful especially with that luscious whipped cream topping!

  • http://justonecookbook.com/blog/ Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Grilled pears! Love your creativity Jen! I have so many things that I plan to grill that I have learned from great food bloggers! :)

  • http://thefresstyler.blogspot.com/ Hannah

    Yum, these look absolutely delicious! I love cheese and fruit and this looks like an absolutely perfect match!

  • http://www.nutmegnanny.com Nutmeg Nanny

    Oh how delicious! This looks absolutely perfect :)