Fig Stuffed Pears

Fig Stuffed Pears

The port and fig filling on these grilled pears is just top notch delicious.


Serves – 4
Time – 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cherry Grilling Planks
  • 2 Pears
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cup sliced Almonds
For the filling
  • 8 oz dried Figs
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  •  cup Port wine

Method

  1. Preheat a grill or oven to 400˚F, soak the planks in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Place the figs, wine, and sugar in a pan. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone and mixture is jammy and sticky. Set aside to cool.
  3. While the figs are cooking, prepare the pears. Use a spoon to scoop out a well in the center of each half.
  4. Toss the pears in the melted butter and brown sugar. Arrange on the planks.
  5. Place the planks on the grill or in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes or until the pears are soft all the way through. Set aside.
  6. Whip the cream to soft peaks and lightly toast the almonds in a dry pan.
  7. Divide the fig filling evenly between the 4 pear halves by mounding it into each cavity.
  8. Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and toasted almonds.

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