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Grilled Pears

01 Apr

I have been meaning to post a recipe for this month’s AFAM, hosted by Raaga. Pear, being my husband’s favorite fruit, gets consumed as is before I get a chance to do something with it. I saw the ultimatum in Raaga’s post and realized today is my last chance to write a post about pears.

Grilled Pears


Spring is definitely here and the days are getting bright and sunny – I am already looking forward to Summer. I can’t wait to start grilling as this is one of my favorite ways to eat fruits. Grilling caramelizes the sugar in the fruit, increasing the natural sweetness and adding a different dimension to its taste. Pears, melons, strawberries, pineapple are all perfect for grilling. But in line with this month’s AFAM theme, we are grilling only pears 🙂

Grilling indoors is super-easy and simple. Place a grill-pan on the stove-top and coat it with cooking spray. Slice pears (or any other fruit that you are using) to about 1/4″ thickness. Place the pears on the pan and cook on each for about 4-5 mins. Caution: Do not move the slices while grilling, if you want to get beautiful grill marks.

Grilled Pears Another

Grilled pears can be eaten as is, or with ice-cream. You can also eat it with balsamic reduction – boil 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar with a tsp of sugar, till it reduces to half its original volume. Better still, arrange the pears on a dessert plate, drizzle the balsamic reduction over and around the fruit and complete it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and cherry on top. Elegant dessert!

Update:  Sending this over to Abby for this month’s Monthly Mingle where the theme for the month is Spring Fruit sensations.

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Posted by on April 1, 2008 in Cooking

 

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15 responses to “Grilled Pears

  1. Mythreyee

    April 1, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Looks fantastic Akay. Recipe is very easy. I have done a similar version with pineapple. I have to try with pears now.

    Pineappale are good too. You can actually try a combination of fruits, and make a fruit salad out of it. -A-kay

     
  2. Raaga

    April 1, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Looks so tempting. Thanks A-Kay

     
  3. Laksh

    April 1, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Looks super easy. This is something I can and will try for pears are one of my favs as well. Enna a post a day neeyum poda poraya 🙂

    Chance-e illai. Too much work 🙂 I had to post yest, as yest was the last day for AFAM – A-kay

     
  4. Lakshmi

    April 1, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Looks so yummy! What is this grill pan that you use for indoor grilling? Is it something that we can put on the stove top or is it a separate instrument? I guess among the food gurus, this would be a silly question, but I just had to ask 🙂

    Well, there are different kinds actually. I use a grill-pan, something similar to this. This is a stove-top one as against a grill, which comes in different shapes and sizes for both outdoor and indoor use. -A-kay

     
  5. Uma

    April 2, 2008 at 1:03 AM

    They look wonderful. mouth-watering.

    Tasted delicious too 🙂 -A-kay

     
  6. Cham

    April 2, 2008 at 1:45 AM

    Grilling marks are perfect. Wonderful grilled fruit

    Thanks Cham! -A-kay

     
  7. Lakshmi

    April 2, 2008 at 4:00 AM

    Thanks! Will defn check out the local store. This can be used to make grilled sandwiches also I guess illa?

    Yup and wait for my next post 🙂 -A-kay

     
  8. Anu

    April 2, 2008 at 5:08 AM

    A-kay,

    Pears has never been on my list of consumable fruits- maybe this grilling would make an improvised taste- Thanks!

    Same here – it is not my favorite fruit for sure. But grilling makes it better 🙂 -A-kay

     
  9. Mansi

    April 2, 2008 at 6:59 AM

    Grilled pears really taste great! I grill them even for my salads! nice entry, and better late than never!:)

    Oh! Do you? I never grill fruits for salad but sounds delicious. Will try that out next time. -A-kay

     
  10. Madhuram

    April 2, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Again we have something common here, pears are my husband’s favorite too. He eats one pear everyday. I never thought of grilling it. Actually I haven’t grilled anything so far. I think I’m gonna purchase a grill pan very soon. I have an electric range and not a gas stove, so do all grill pans give the same result regardless of the type of stove? I appreciate your input very much, so that I can buy accordingly.

    Yes – I think the grill pans will work the same way regardless of the kind of stove that you have. You might want to read this if you have a ceramic flat-top surface. Otherwise, you should be good to go with a stove-top grill pan. Let me know if you have more questions. -A-kay

     
  11. Madhuram

    April 2, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Thank you very much for the info, A-kay. Mine is a regular electric range, so I think any pan should be fine, like you have mentioned.

     
  12. abby

    April 3, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    good looking pears a-kay – i never have the patience to avoid moving them and always end up with smudged griddle marks. thanks for sharing this with the monthly mingle.

    Yup – patience is the key for those awesome griddle marks. Learnt it the hard way! -A-kay

     
  13. UL

    April 5, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    perfect slices Akay…and i love these smileys you have here…mind if i try one with each comment… :yahoo:

    Type away 🙂 -A-kay

     
  14. Meena Srinivasan

    April 7, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    I have been a silent reader of your blog for months but this post totally deserves a comment. The picture looked inviting and my mouth just started to water. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks and keep the recipes coming

    Glad to see a comment from a lurker 🙂 Grilled pears, for that matter any fruit, is just awesome. Thanks for stopping by! -A-kay

     
  15. Meeta

    April 11, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    I really love grilled fruit and this is simply lovely! Thanks for sharing this for the the MM!

     

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