Recipe By Beth
Published May 10th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 8 pear halves Calories 81.8

Had some pears that needed to be used up, so we threw them on the BBQ. They taste great with pork chops (a little like an applesauce texture!) or even to accompany BBQ buffalo wings! The blue cheese is a nice pairing!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 pears, halved lengthwise and cored
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. 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 grill with the skin side on the grill. 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. 3 Grill the pears on the preheated grill until soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 81.8
  • Carbohydrate 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Fat 3.4 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.8 g
  • Sodium 244.7 mg
  • Sugar 8.2 g


  1. A very interesting dish. Very surprising simple and delicious!!! I did them under the broiler. I used blue cheese but they would be amazing with goat cheese too!
  2. Tastes Awesome! Different and worth a try.
  3. 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
  4. I do not think the hot sauce infuses or adds to the pear. They seem disjoint.
  5. Did not use butter. Coated the whole pear. Added added 1/4 inch of dark brown sugar to top and cooked slowly on outer area of grill. Wonderful! Thanks!
  6. 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 - Read more ...
  7. 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.
  8. delicious! my pears didn't get quite as soft as I would have liked but I think the heat was too high on the grill. It was very yummy and not spicey (which I was afraid of since I don't like spicey foods)
  9. This was good. I served it with grilled shrimp. There was something lacking but probably not due to the recipe. My pears were not very sweet will try a sweeter variety next time. (and there will be a next time) Also the skin charred but the pear didn't soften as much as I would've liked. - Read more ...

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