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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 slightly 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. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Prepare grill for indirect heat.
  • 2. Cut each pear crosswise into six slices. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and pepper; sprinkle over pears. Grill pears, 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 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.

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