Barbecue Pears with Blue Cheese

    20 min

    This is an interesting side dish to serve at your next barbecue. Pears are barbecued, then filled with a crumbled blue cheese mixture. You can also sprinkle the pears with chopped walnuts, if desired.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 4 pears, halved lengthways and cored
    • 4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
    • 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter, room temperature

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. Whisk the hot sauce and olive oil together in a separate bowl. Brush the flesh side of each pear half evenly with the mixture; place on preheated barbecue with the skin side on the barbecue. Stir the blue cheese and butter together in a small bowl; scoop even amounts of the cheese mixture into the cavity of each pear half.
    3. Barbecue the pears on the preheated barbecue until soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

    Alternative cooking methods

    You can also cook these pears under the grill.

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    Reviews in English (17)


    Nice! I love pears and blue cheese together. My pears were a bit under-ripe, so I did have to grill both sides of them to get them to the texture I wanted. I used Louisiana Hot Sauce and it gave a nice little kick. I served them on mixed greens with citrus vinaigrette and toasted pecans. Lovely! Thanks for the recipe!  -  22 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were so good. Not too overpowered from the cheese and they had that extra bite from the hot sauce. I just cooked mine slowly on the BBQ with the lid down and they were cooked perfectly after 15 minutes.  -  28 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful! I didn't add the butter to the bleu cheese. I just brushed each pear half with the hot suace/oil mixture and added the bleu cheee to the cavity. I broiled them in my oven for about 15 minutes about 6 inches from the heat. Genius idea, Beth - Thanks  -  15 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)