Grilled Pear Sundaes Recipe

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Who says you can't make dessert on the grill? Our home economists whipped up this comforting treat that's sure to turn heads…and keep healthy-eating commitments. Sweetened with cinnamon-sugar, the warm and tender pear slices are served alongside a little vanilla ice cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 medium ripe pears
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 cups reduced-fat no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream
  • 3 teaspoons honey

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 150 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. Peel, halve and core pears; cut each half lengthwise into six wedges. Mix sugar, cinnamon and pepper; sprinkle over pears.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill pears, covered, over indirect medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender.
  3. Serve pears with ice cream. Drizzle with honey. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Pear Sundaes in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p31

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