We get a lot of requests for grilling fruits and veggies, and while it’s really easy to throw some corn or asparagus, or apple or peaches right on the grates, we wanted to take things a little further. This is still a super easy dish to pull off. Roasting pears in cast iron on the grill is a great way to enjoy all the flavor and goodness of dessert without the guilt!
Simply halve the pears and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.
You can shave off the rounded skin side to make the pears sit flat in the skillet.
Covered in cinnamon and maple syrup, roast the pears until they are tender when pierced with a knife. At that point you’re ready to add your toppings. Yogurt, granola, berries are all great options, and you can be sure it will present beautifully right in the skillet!
Recipes: Grilled Maple Cinnamon Pears
Preheat your Kamado Joe Classic Joe to 375º-400ºF, set up for indirect grilling.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds inside the pears. On the skin side of the fattest part of the pear, slice off a small amount of the pear to make it sit flat. Place the pears in a Lodge Logic 10” cast iron skillet, cut side up. Season the pears with John Henry’s Sugar Maple Rub.
Whisk together the maple syrup and cinnamon. Pour about 1 tablespoon of the syrup over each half pear, covering the cut surface and filling the cavity where the seeds were. Transfer the skillet to the grill and cook until the pears are tender when pierced with a knife. Cooking time will depend on how ripe your pears are, but expect anywhere from 30-60 minutes.
Remove the pears from the grill. Top with a dollop of yogurt and the granola.