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Grilled Pear Sundaes Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


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


  • 1. Cut each pear widthwise into six slices. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and pepper; sprinkle over pears.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a drip pan. Place pears over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender.
  • 3. For each serving, arrange four pear slices on a plate with 1/3 cup ice cream; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon honey. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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