Friday, October 7, 2011

Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola

This is such a simple, easy to make lunch but the taste of it will blow you away. The crispness and subtle hint of garlic paired with the creamy, tangy Gorgonzola and finished with the softened juicy pear is out of this world – just simple, uncomplicated good food at its best.

Serves 2

Ciabatta bread, cut into thin slices – as many as you want!
Olive oil
Small clove of garlic (optional)
2 pears, cut in half
Wedge of Gorgonzola at room temperature
Freshly ground black pepper

Heat a griddle pan or griddler (paninni press) to high. Drizzle the sliced bread with a little olive oil on both sides then quickly toast on the hot griddle until golden and toasted. Rub a little garlic over the toasted ciabatta then set aside.

Using a teaspoon remove the seeds and core from the pears. Drizzle with a little oil then place cut side down on the hot griddle.

Pop the ciabatta and the Gorgonzola onto a serving plate or cutting board as soon as the pears are ready add them to the board as well. Grind over a little pepper then serve at once. You won't be disappointed with this one!

{If you like you could also add a little handful of rocket on the side dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This also makes a lovely elegant starter.}


  1. ooooh - now this looks quite tasty! I love grilled pears and combined with gorgonzola sounds great. thanks for the post!

  2. I love the look of the grilled pears. Looks yummy! :)

  3. That would make a nice breakfast. Thank you for the idea. I might make some now.

  4. Killer flavour combo! And I mean that in a very good way!

  5. Lovely idea and use of pears! Great flavours!

  6. Thanks everyone!

    Susan - it really is a killer combo! Honestly I couldn't stop eating it after taking the pics! With pears in season just now I'll be making this a lot as a delicious, easy lunch....and if you don't like blue cheese the pears are so good with goats cheese or even brie.

  7. Ooh what an interesting combination. I'm going to bookmark this for a day when I have time to myself as my boy loathes pears!

  8. I just bought some pears husband would love them grilled!


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